Writing the French Revolution|
"Liberty, equality, and fraternity" was the slogan of the French Revolution and features three concepts of enduring interest. In this seminar we will explore the French Revolution and its antecedents--and what these can mean for us today. In the process we will delve into a number of ways of thinking and modes of representation: historical thinking, of course, but we will also get a sense of the origins of sociology and political science, the power of scientific thinking, and differences between literary and visual representation (especially films). This course will also serve as a writing workshop emphasizing the nuts and bolts of good writing and experimenting with such rhetorical modes as argument, personal narrative, persuasion, and fiction-writing.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FRST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Natalie Zemon Davis, THE RETURN OF MARTIN GUERRE
Peter Weiss, THE PERSECUTION AND ASSASSINATION OF JEAN-PAUL MARAT As Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
|Examination and Assignments: |
Ten written assignments (of various types) of no more than one page, one expanded to 3-5 pages and another to 5-7 pages. Each assignment will be revised once. One oral presentation with another student about a particular film and its bearing upon the course. No exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The course will be graded on a pass/no pass basis, and students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade of C+ (78.5) in order to pass the course. Students are required to come to office hours at least once. In lieu of a final grade, students will receive written comments available also to her/his adviser. The expectation is that the comments will serve as the basis for a conversation about intellectual growth and curiosity, objectives, and verbal skills (written and oral) and assessment.
|Instructor(s): Salas,Charles G. Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: BOGH115; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|
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