Courses and Syllabi

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French Fall 2018

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Saima Ashraf-Hassan — 12:30 PM to 01:20 PM MWF — Robinson B360

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 102 or FREN 110, appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
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. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Fulfills foreign language requirement., Taught in French

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW — West Building 1001

300-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 309: Reading and Writing Skills Development (6 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. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the 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. May not be repeated for credit.
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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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Vincent Chanethom — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Aquia Building 346

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
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.
Additional Course Details: Taught in English, Title varies by section and/or semester

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FREN 370: French Civilization, Culture, and Literature: Ancient Gaul to 1789 (3 Credits)

Examines history, civilization (daily life, politics, science, philosophy, religion), culture (architecture, art, music, dance), and literature of France from Ancient Gaul to the eve of the French Revolution. Studies development of French nation and its people through written texts, visual arts, and music. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 309 or permission of the instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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FREN 391: French for the Business World (3 Credits)

Studies written and oral styles of communication in commercial, governmental and non-governmental settings. Satisfies needs of students preparing for work in multinational business and foreign service. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 hours of FREN or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section V01 — 04:20 PM to 05:35 PM MW — Merten Hall (formerly University Hall) 3001

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.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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.
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.
Additional Course Details: Taught in French, Title varies by section and/or semester

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1 Section Currently Scheduled