Introduction to the fundamentals of French and focus on the development of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is placed on active communication.

Prerequisites
Students who have FREN 1XX First Qtr French or FREN 10X first semester French transfer credit may not take this course.
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Foreign Language

Introduction to the fundamentals of French and focus on the development of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is placed on active communication.

Prerequisites
FREN 101 or permission of the instructor. Students with transfer credit for FREN 102 may not take this course.
Code
Foreign Language

This course is to accommodate students who have had fewer than three years of French at the high school level or those who do not feel adequately prepared to enroll in Intermediate French (FREN 201), but who are also not appropriately placed to enroll in the first semester Elementary French (FREN 101) course. The course is an intensive approach covering the entire curriculum of the standard two-semester Elementary French, in one semester. Students should consult French faculty before registering to determine the appropriate level course to enroll in. Students should also be advised that FREN 110 alone will not fulfill the foreign language graduation requirement; they will need to take FREN 201 before being able to graduate.

The course aims to develop oral and written fluency with contextualized, meaningful, and communicative activities, including study of films, multimedia and contemporary texts. Special emphasis is on acquiring the ability to use French in conversational situations, consolidating and expanding familiarity with previously studied grammatical forms, and developing vocabulary.

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Foreign Language

The course aims to develop oral and written fluency with contextualized, meaningful, and communicative activities, including study of films, multimedia and contemporary texts. Special emphasis is on acquiring the ability to use French in conversational situations, consolidating and expanding familiarity with previously studied grammatical forms, and developing vocabulary.

Prerequisites
FREN 201 or permission of the instructor.
Code
Foreign Language

This .25 unit course offers students an opportunity to practice their French language skills as well as keep up with current events from the French perspective. The course meets once per week in a conversation hour format.

Admission to the course will be based on appropriate level of spoken and reading French. This course does not count toward a major or minor in French.This course alone does not satisfy the foreign language graduation requirement or the post-intermediate language requirement for study abroad in a francophone country. May be repeated once for credit (.5 units total).

Prerequisites
FREN 202 or equivalent.

This course is designed for highly motivated students who wish to refine and improve their oral communication skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing while gaining more insight into French culture. It entails active participation in class discussion, presentations, projects and conversational activities. Classroom activities include authentic spoken discourse representing a variety of styles to promote the acquisition of spoken proficiency, vocabulary building, and to develop the fluency in French to perform linguistically and culturally appropriate tasks. Intensive work in oral expression, listening and comprehension will incorporate a wide variety of cultural topics, such as the French press, comic strips, television and radio broadcasts, contemporary music, as well as selected readings. The course will also provide a review of selected advanced grammatical structures and frequent short oral presentations, and will make use of multi-media and interactive computer strategies in the development of conversational and cultural skills.

Prerequisites
FREN 202 or equivalent.

This course studies how popular French culture, drawing from a rich and complex tradition heavily influenced by mass media, permeates contemporary French society. It is manifest in various cultural artifacts such as gastronomy, clothing, consumption, and entertainment. This course examines the boundaries between high and low culture, the various postmodern approaches that challenge the definitions of French mass culture, and the claims that pop culture trivializes and commercializes values.

Prerequisites
FREN 202 or equivalent.

This course is designed as an introduction to the principles and practice of translation. Through weekly exercises on texts ranging from newspaper articles and ads to contemporary young adult novels and literary fiction, students build up their French vocabulary and grammar skills. Particular attention is paid to the syntactic differences between French and English and to some of the thorniest issues for French language learners (articles, past tenses, relative pronouns etc.). Readings are in French and English with discussion conducted in French only.

Prerequisites
FREN 202 or equivalent.
Code
Foreign Language

Through a contextualized exploration of Paris from historical and/or contemporary perspectives, students develop their language skills through intensive grammar review, vocabulary enhancement, written expression, and conversational fluency. The course aims to prepare students for upper-level French courses and study abroad by improving French written and oral fluency though a project-based approach, focusing on different aspects of Parisian life of interest to students, from artistic movements to fashion and food.

Prerequisites
FREN 201 and 202 or their equivalents.

Applications of French in non-literary contexts. Expansion and application of French in the areas of economy, politics, media, and international issues The course may include a multimedia component and a grammar review.

Prerequisites
FREN 201 and 202 or their equivalents.
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Foreign Language

Readings, writing, and discussions based upon civilization and culture of France and the French-speaking world. Special emphasis on political and intellectual thought. This course may include a multimedia component.

Prerequisites
FREN 201 and 202 or their equivalents.
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Foreign Language

This course is a critical examination of key texts and influential figures coming from, focusing on, or relevant to the Francophone world. The course emphasis is mainly on various aspects of cultures of Quebec, Francophone Africa, and the French Caribbean, and ends with an examination of the Francophone postcolonial context.

Prerequisites
FREN 201 and 202 or their equivalents.
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Knowledge, Identity, and Power

This course combines linguistic functions and structures with culture through an integration of listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. The raw material derives from twentieth-century French film. The course concentrates on improving oral fluency in French by using the topics of the film as starting points, sources of information, and illustrations of language in a cultural context for class discussions. This course is taught in French.

Prerequisites
FREN 201 and 202 or their equivalents.
Code
Foreign Language

This course is a workshop format to improve writing skills, vocabulary development and an enhanced appreciation and sophisticated command of written French through a variety of texts and frequent writing exercises. Writing formats over the semester may include various styles such as journalism; creative writing; essays; correspondence; blogging; reviews of film, art, or books; web page design; ePortfolios; etc. Semester coursework will be informed by a French or Francophone cultural topic and will explore some particularly advanced grammar points.

Prerequisites
FREN 201 and 202 or their equivalents.

In this course, students will learn about current French culture and practice their French language skills through authentic and real-time virtual interactions, readings, research, and discussion.
Focus is on the city of Dijon and the Burgundy region, where Puget Sound?s flagship study abroad program in France takes place. This course can be used by French majors, along with taking another French course, to substitute for the French and Francophone Studies department study abroad requirement. Taught in French with weekly interventions with experts and students in France.

Prerequisites
FREN 202 or equivalent and permission of instructor.

This course is designed to introduce students to the methods of textual analysis through the reading and discussion of works in various genres in French. Emphasis will be placed on the development of analytical skills, in particular, close readings of works by authors from different periods.

Prerequisites
FREN 202 or equivalent.

This course will present students with an overview of the development of French literature from the middle ages to the 20th century, focusing on short fiction. Students will gain an understanding of the periodization and development of French literary movements in relation to historical events and changing socio-political structures. At the same time, students will develop skills in critical analysis as they approach literature written in French, often for the first time. Through reading and discussion, students will develop literary acumen, see the same work of literature from different angles and improve their use of written and spoken French in academic discourse in preparation for more advanced upper-division French courses for which they will have developed a critical and historical context. This course satisfies the gateway requirement for French and Francophone Studies literature and culture majors.

Prerequisites
FREN 201 and 202 or their equivalents.

A study of the major genres of French literature from the revolution to the modern days through techniques of close literary analysis. Readings and discussion of French intellectual thought of recent years. This course is taught in French.

Prerequisites
FREN 201/202. One additional 200-level French course recommended.

A study of modern Francophone literature from the French Caribbean, the Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Canada. The course provides an introduction to the literatures that have emerged in the French-speaking countries and regions of the world in recent decades, illustrating their astonishing breadth and diversity, and exploring their constant state of tension with the literature of France. This course is taught in French.

Close analysis of modern Francophone literature by women. Writings from France, Canada, Africa, and the Caribbean that address issues of personal autonomy, female creativity, social constraints, and clich?s of sexual identity are examined. This course is taught in French.

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Knowledge, Identity, and Power

This course is a critical examination of the works of one French or Francophone author, or multiple closely related authors, whose works greatly influenced the literary, political or cultural history of their time. Course taught in French.

Prerequisites
FREN 201/202. One additional 200-level French course recommended.

This course is designed to engage students with various aspects of French or Francophone cultural life in a historical and/or sociological context at an upper-division level. The cultural studies approach of the course will emphasize analysis of primary texts (literary works, historical documents, works of art, etc.) as they relate to cultural constructs. The course allows for either a synchronous or asynchronous historical approach, but will necessarily contextualize iterations of cultural expression in the French or Francophone worlds. This course is taught in French.

This course is for all students interested in African studies, in Francophone writers, and issues related to Gender Studies in Africa. No prerequisite or French language is required. Lectures and all in-class discussions are conducted in English. French Studies majors read and turn in their assignments in French. Other students read and turn in their assignments in English. This class explores African women writers and critics, looking at their theoretical priorities and cultural positions. This course is designed to provide students with specific and a general view of the status, achievements and experiences of African women in fiction. Reading authors from diverse African countries gives students a broad understanding of the challenges African women encounter. The course allows students to decipher the nuances of women's experiences and the diversity of African societies. A contrast is made with Western feminist traditions. Authors include Chimananda Ngozi Adiche (Nigeria), Mariama Ba (Senegal), Assia Djebar (Algeria), Buchi Emecheta (Nigeria) and Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe). The discussion focuses on issues of identity, oppression, tradition, resistance, exile, language, and colonialism.

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Knowledge, Identity, and Power

An intensive study of the major literary texts of French Classicism and Enlightenment with emphasis on the philosophical and political transformations of the time period. This course is taught in French.

A study of nineteenth-century French literary movements and close readings of selected texts. Examination of the interplay among the world of ideas and the political scene in France This course is taught in French.

An intensive study of the major themes, forms, and techniques in modern French literature. This course is taught in French.

This course offers a detailed analysis of contemporary French literature, and a general examination of the intellectual currents these texts illustrate or express. Through close analysis of key 21st century French texts, the course explores aesthetic issues raised by French thinkers, examines how writers are tackling literary concepts from the turn of the century, and re-thinks the definition of a new literary language.

Prerequisites
FREN 300 or equivalent.

Synthesis of various aspects of literary studies. Topics to meet special needs. Since content changes, this course may be repeated for credit.

Independent study is available to those students who wish to continue their learning in an area after completing the regularly offered courses in that area.

Independent study is available to those students who wish to continue their learning in an area after completing the regularly offered courses in that area.