Fables, Foibles, Messages, and Morals: Varieties of French Moralistic Literature|
Spring 2016 not offered
The course will attempt to acquaint the student with the broad range of works--poetry, fiction, theater, etc.--from the Middle Ages to the present, whose didactic intent--sometimes primary, sometimes a thin pretext for artistic expression--serves as a unifying theme. Works studied will be as diverse as medieval Aesopica and courtesy-books on the one hand and dramatic PROVERBES of Musset on the other. Among the other authors studied will be La Fontaine, Voltaire, Vigny, Dumas fils, and Gide.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RMST)
Readings from works by the following authors: Moliere, Marivaux, Sedaine, Musset, Vigny, Dumas fils, Ionesco, Anouilh, La Fontaine, Voltaire, Romains, Gide.
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Oral presentation: two papers (3-4 pages): final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
While any student who has completed FREN 215 (with a minimum grade of B) or has placed out of FREN 215 through the placement test may sign up for this course, it is an introductory course intended for students who have just completed FREN 215 or not taken more than one course in French beyond 215 and not yet studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments and class discussions will be in French. Only COL students may take this course CR/U. All others must take it for a letter grade. Students who are not admitted to the course through pre-registration are strongly encouraged to submit an enrollment request and attend the first class.
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