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FREN 473 - The Eighteenth Century in French Literature

(3 units)
Literature and thought of the Age of Enlightenment.

Maximum units a student may earn: 6

Prerequisite(s): FREN 306;  FREN 341;  FREN 342.  

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. describe orally and in writing the main characteristics of the Déclaration des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen as well as its historical and societal consequences for France.
2. formulate a literal as well as a symbolic explanation of the icons representing the French République (such as La Marianne, the Phrygian Bonnet, la devise, etc.).
3. answer in writing and orally specific comprehension questions related to the literary and critical contents of the weekly course readings.
4. question and analyze the lives and texts of the philosophers of the Enlightenments in regards to the republican values and the French devise.
5. observe and expose when, how, and why, the famous devise and the precepts of the Déclaration reappear constantly in France contemporaine.
6. write and think critically about how the valeurs républicaines are present, hidden or absent in the work of the various authors read in class.
7. use and discuss secondary sources while writing short and longer critical essays based on the main texts of the course.


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