Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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French Fall 2017

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 105, FREN 109, FREN 115.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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 105, FREN 109, FREN 110.
Recommended Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Saima Ashraf-Hassan — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW — Innovation Hall 129

200-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 210: Intermediate French (3 Credits)

Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of French-speaking regions. Notes: Students may not receive credit for FREN 210 and FREN 201, 202. Equivalent to FREN 201, FREN 202, FREN 209.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 110 or appropriate placement score.
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FREN 250: Gateway to Advanced French (3 Credits)

Integration of advanced intermediate-level French reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, and the development of critical thinking about authentic texts from around the globe. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 210.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Chloe Hyden — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW — Aquia Building 346

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: Taught in French, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 202, 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
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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.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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  • Section 001 — Vincent Chanethom — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW — 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
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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

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400-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 451: Topics in Sub-Saharan Francophone Literature and Culture (3 Credits)

Analyzes a selection of literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: Negritude, (post)colonialism, new African voices within and beyond the continent. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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Topics in FREN

FREN 451: Topics in Sub-Saharan Francophone Literature and Culture (3 Credits)

Analyzes a selection of literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: Negritude, (post)colonialism, new African voices within and beyond the continent. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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: 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

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FREN 551: Topics in Francophone Sub-Saharan 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: Negritude, (post)colonialism, new African voices within and beyond the continent. 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.
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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in FREN

FREN 451: Topics in Sub-Saharan Francophone Literature and Culture (3 Credits)

Analyzes a selection of literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: Negritude, (post)colonialism, new African voices within and beyond the continent. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled