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Libertines and Libertinage
FREN 390
Spring 2012 not offered
Crosslisting: COL 392

While the term "libertin" is now generally associated with a lapse in sexual mores, its 17th-century connotation derived more specifically from the Latin word "libertinus," which meant freed slave. In this seminar we will examine the evolution of the notion of the libertin as well as the larger question of "libertinage" during the early modern era. Beginning with those thinkers whose method and ideas inevitably came into conflict with more traditionally orthodox notions, this class will also look more thematically at the various forms of libertinage that came into existence during the 17th and 18th centuries, e.g., religious libertinage and sexual libertinage. Readings, discussions, and papers in French.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning
Students in this course will spend a significant amount of time interpreting and comparing different ethical systems.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FRST)(RMST)

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