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Knights, Fools, and Lovers: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance French Culture

FREN 230
Fall 2018
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 257
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

The study of history and past literature provides intellectual, psychological and emotional resources that make one more resilient in adapting to new circumstances, enable one to see new possibilities of being-in-the-world, and provide new capacities for self-understanding. A knowledge of the European past, moreover, can be an advantage for people seeking to study, live, or work in Europe. This course will help students develop those resources and knowledge through a study of medieval chivalry, the Renaissance carnival, and medieval and Renaissance poetry. We will read both literary and historical works written from the 12th to the 16th centuries as well as modern historical works about this period. We will also view a couple of historical films in order to develop our visual imagination.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA)(CGST-MN)(COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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