Emphasis on literary movements and texts in relation to cultural background. Prerequisite: FRENCH 303, which may be taken concurrently.
Survey of French literature in the so-called "classical" and "Enlightenment" periods. We will learn the basics of social and political change in France during this time, and read sample texts as products of and as reactions to the processes of history. The relevance of these texts to modern French ideas of citizenship and pedagogy will be addressed. We will also work on composition skills in French.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Discussions, readings, papers all in French, please. I encourage group discussions based on reading questions posted on the web site
Willingness to participate orally or in other ways. Know how to listen to others with respect and to disagree with respect. Brushing up some written French skills would be a good idea.
Class assignments and grading
(may change) 2 quizzes on reading 3 analytical papers, increasing in length from 1 to 4 pages.