Fall 2009 not offered
This course provides a survey of the works of the French Enlightenment thinker Denis Diderot. Although this philosophy is generally associated with the realization of the massive ENCYCLOPÉDIE project, Diderot was an Enlightenment polymath who, among other things, revolutionized the novel, contributed to the rise of a new theatrical genre, pioneered art criticism, produced violent anticolonial texts, all of which were done against the backdrop of his dynamic materialist worldview. In reading a range of his works, members of this seminar will seek to position Diderot within the larger conceptual framework of French Enlightenment thought.
Intercultural Literacy, Speaking
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA)(CGST-MN)(COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(RMST)
Le Neveu de Rameau
Le Supplément au voyage de Bougainville
Le Rêve de d'Alembert
Jacques le Fataliste
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Multiple class presentations, two short papers, one term paper.
|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 advanced course intended for students who have already taken two courses in French beyond 215 or already studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments and class discussions will be in French. Only COL students may take this course for pass/fail.
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