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FREN 391
Spring 2010 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.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA)(CGST-MN)(COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(RMST)

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