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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course Objectives | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Time Expectation | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course Policies | Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Proctored Assessments | Your Email Account | Student Resources | Accommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)
Course Title: FRE 101 - Beginning French I (4 Credits)
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Course Description and Prerequisites
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.
- Proficient searching the web for information
- Able to download and print information from websites
- Able to download, view, and/or print PDF files
Textbooks and Materials
Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials
Time dedicated to the class: about 8 hours per week, between studying, doing homework and assignments. Language learning is similar to music or sport: regular frequent practices work best!
Each student is expected to be active in the course each week. You are required to log into the course site at least three times a week. You may be removed from the course if at least one assignment has not been submitted by the Any One Assignment Due/NVRK date.
Late Work Policy:
All assignments are due on time. If you have an emergency or illness, contact me immediately. If you are out for an extended period of time, I need documentation of the emergency or illness in order to grant you an extension. Otherwise, late work will receive a deduction of points. I will give a maximum of half credit on any late assignment ONLY when submitted up to 2 days late. Assignments submitted more than 2 days late will not be graded. Due to grading constraints at the end of the semester, all coursework must be submitted by 12/11/2022.
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Student Rights & Responsibilities
USING AUTOMATIC TRANSLATOR IS PLAGIARISM AND AGAINST THE HONOR CODE THAT ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO RESPECT!
Please, do not use translators when writing you compositions in this novice French class! Instead, go back to your book, and recombine the structures and vocabulary you have just learned to practice correct forms and progress in your writing proficiency. You should also NOT receive help from friends or family fluent in the language! This is cheating! What you write at home should totally MATCH what you will write on your proctored tests.
I will INSTANTLY know that you have used a translator and after the first offense, you will receive a zero on the assignment and seriously affect the trust that I want to maintain with all my students.
Overview of Assignments
Taking Proctored Assessments
Your Email Account
Accommodation Policy and Statements
NOVA Online Policies and Procedures
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