Course Syllabus

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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course ObjectivesTime Expectation | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course Policies | Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Proctored Assessments Your Email Account | Student ResourcesAccommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)

Course Title: FRE 201 - Intermediate French I (3 credits)

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Course Description and Prerequisites


Course Objectives


Time Expectation


Course Requisite Technical Skills

In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:

  • Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons.
  • Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation.
  • Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system.
  • Ability to proficiently search the web for information
  • Ability to download and print information from websites
  • Ability to download, view, and/or print PDF files


Textbooks and Materials

Required Textbooks

Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials


Course Grading


Course Policies

Attendance Policy: This being an online course, attendance is met by posting the assignments and taking the quizzes and exams  by the due date. 

In this course, though you should work on an assigned chapter at least 3 times a week, all work will be due at midnight on Sunday evening.  Pace your studying is several short sessions rather than a long one on Sunday afternoon.


Late Work Policy: I will be flexible and accept without penalties late work as long as it is within a week of the assigned due date.  If you have problems, do not hesitate to contact me at once via email: 


Grading Turnaround Time:

All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days from the submission date, and sooner when possible.


Incomplete Policy:

The incomplete grade is used for verifiable unavoidable reasons. If you have made significant progress in your course, your end date is near, and you have reasons that can be documented as unavoidable, you may request a grade of Incomplete. To request a grade of Incomplete for this course, you must:

  • Have satisfactorily completed 60 percent or more of the assignments (per VCCS policy)
  • Explain your extenuating circumstances in writing
  • Provide a plan for completing the remaining assignments in writing (all work must be completed by the end of the subsequent semester)
  • The time you have to complete the course must be agreed upon with your instructor, but will be no more than one additional semester

Withdraw from the Course


Student Rights & Responsibilities


Overview of Assignments


Taking Proctored Assessments



Your Email Account


Student Resources


Accommodation Policy and Statements

External Tools Used in the Course (Regarding Accessibility Statement)

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Vista Higher Learning

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Accessibility statement is not available on YouTube's website. Here is the link to the instructions on how to use YouTube with a screen reader.

You can find the transcript of a YouTube video by clicking More and then select Transcript.



You can find the accessibility information about Zoom on its accessibility web page.

External Tools Used in the Course (Regarding Privacy Policy)

Vista Higher Learning

You can find VHL's  privacy policy on this web page.


You can find Zoom's  privacy policy on this web page.


NOVA Online Policies and Procedures


Course Summary:

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