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FREN 491 - The Twentieth Century in French Literature

(3 units)
Main currents of 20th century prose, poetry and theatre.

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. read, interpret and expose the content of the main 20th century texts presented in the course.
2. demonstrate expanded French vocabulary by producing a weekly list of new words and expressions gathered in their reading.
3. define and describe orally and in writing what constituted the French Avant-Garde.
4. identify and expose contemporay French cultural trends that present similarities with the Avant-Garde.
5. produce a clear written summary of at least one of the novels read during the semester.
6. identify and discuss what they see as the driving values motivating the actions of the main character of the text.
7. interpret and comment a novel or a text throught the lense of critical tools developped in the 20th century such as gender studies, postcolonialism or the French deconstruction.


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