Courses and Syllabi

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French Fall 2020

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 110: Elementary French (6 Credits)

Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Students may not receive credit for FREN 110 and FREN 101, 102. Equivalent to FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 115.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in French

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FREN 115: Review of Elementary French (3 Credits)

Reviews elements of French for students who have studied French previously. Notes: Students may not receive credit for FREN 115 and FREN 102, or 110. Equivalent to FREN 102, FREN 110.
Recommended Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in French

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

200-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 201: Intermediate French I (3 Credits)

Further development of skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Notes: FREN 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 102 or FREN 110, appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in French

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FREN 202: Intermediate French II (3 Credits)

Applies language skills to reading, composition, and class discussion. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 201, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Fulfills Frgn Lng requirment, Taught in French

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

300-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 309: Reading and Writing Skills Development (3 Credits)

Development of ability to write on topics of current interest. Readings provide examples of each topic and necessary vocabulary for compositions. Introduces reading strategies and provides practice in reading of different kinds of texts. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in French

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FREN 310: Oral Proficiency in French (3 Credits)

Develops conversational proficiency in French with attention to various specific communicative strategies and functions. Practice in pronunciation and diction based on systematic study of sound system of French. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 202, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in French

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FREN 325: Major French Writers (Topic Varies) (3 Credits)

Studies works of major French writers. Writers to be studied vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit with permission of department. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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FREN 380: The Making of Modern France (3 Credits)

Examines history, culture, and literature of France from the Renaissance to the present. Studies development of French nation and its people through written texts and the arts. Equivalent to FREN 370, FREN 371.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 309 or permission of the instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in French

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400-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 450: Special Topics Related to French Literature and Culture (3 Credits)

Analyzes selected texts, authors, movements, and issues within a comparative historical and cultural context over two or more centuries or with an interdisciplinary approach. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in French

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FREN 455: Special Topics related to Francophone Literature and Culture (3 Credits)

Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: gender studies, migration and identity-building, ethno-social tensions, political strife, religious conflicts throughout the francophone world. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in French

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Graduate

500-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 550: Special Topics (3 Credits)

Specialized topics relating to French culture and literature. Notes: Content varies. May be repeated for credit. Coursework in French. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in French

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

FREN 555: Special Topics related to Francophone Literature and Culture (3 Credits)

Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: gender studies, migration and identity-building, ethno-social tensions, political strife, religious conflicts throughout the francophone world . Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in FREN

FREN 550: Special Topics (3 Credits)

Specialized topics relating to French culture and literature. Notes: Content varies. May be repeated for credit. Coursework in French. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in French

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1 Section Currently Scheduled