Courses and Syllabi

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French Spring 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.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
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.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
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

  • - 001 — 09:30 AM to 10:20 AM MWF — Aquia Building 346

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.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
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.

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FREN 202: Intermediate French II (3 Credits)

Applies language skills to reading, composition, and class discussion. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - 002 — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — West Building 1008
  • - 001 — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

300-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 329: Problems of Western Civilization in French Literature (3 Credits)

Basic philosophical, moral, social, and political dilemmas reflected in literature of major French writers. Notes: May be repeated for credit with permission of department. Limited to three attempts.
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.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

FREN 340: Francophone Identities (3 Credits)

Provides opportunity to learn about richness, variety, and complexity of francophone world through study of literature, culture, social life, and identities of various francophone regions including Caribbean, Africa, Quebec, and Indochina. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 309, appropriate placement score, 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

  • - 001 — Jonathon Repinecz — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW — Enterprise Hall 174

FREN 357: Introduction to Translation (3 Credits)

French to English, English to French translations, of texts from current periodicals and newspapers in various fields. Notes: Recommended for students who wish to improve language skills. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 202, appropriate placement score, 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

FREN 390: French for the Professions: Fashion, Food, and Finance (3 Credits)

Introduces the terminology and the culture of business, hospitality, and fashion in the French-speaking world. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FREN 309.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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: Taught in French
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.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

FREN 465: Special Topics related to the French language (3 Credits)

Content varies: diachronic or synchronic study of the French language or one of its aspects; sociolinguistics; language teaching methodology; etc. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
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.

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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.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
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

FREN 565: Special Topics Related to the French Language (3 Credits)

Content varies: diachronic or synchronic study of the French language or one of its aspects; sociolinguistics; language teaching methodology; etc. Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
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: Taught in French
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