FR 0660 - LITERATURE IN THE FRENCH ENLIGHTENMENT
Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
The readings in this course are designed to help you become acquainted with the English translations of eighteenth-century French literature. While plot summary is important, what matters most is your reading of the texts and how well you support your interpretation with specific examples found in the text. The course is designed to continue to develop your ability to analyze and synthesize literary works. This is what is meant by the term close reading. The relationship between a text and its reader is at once personal and scholarly. You will learn to recognize and appreciate the works in their historical, intellectual, and literary contexts, considering various critical approaches and scholarship. You will also be given a cursory introduction to XVIIIth century French history, art, architecture, philosophy, and society. This course is designed to help you learn to read and analyze critical scholarship, while at the same time learning to incorporate it into your work.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Seminar
Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
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