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Denyse Delcourt
FRENCH 304
Seattle Campus

Survey of French Literature: Origins to 1600

Thematic and formal developments in literature of the period with emphasis on movements and texts in relation to cultural background. Prerequisite: FRENCH 303, which may be taken concurrently.

Class description

Students will read and discuss masterpieces of Medieval and Renaissance literature. Medieval texts will be read in modern French translations. The following topics will receive special attention: models of gender and kinship; violence and the social order; the human body in love and death; spirituality and desire. Class will be conducted in French.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture and some discussion.

Recommended preparation

As the course will be conducted in French, completion of French 302 or its equivalent is required; French 303 recommended.

Class assignments and grading

Assigned readings and short paper.

Midterm and final exam, written work, in-class participation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Suzanne Juergensen
Date: 04/17/1998