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Fall 2017
Oct 18, 2017
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FREN 366 - Self &Society in 17th Cent Lit
Why is the 17th century called “the golden age”, the classicism of French literature? Why do the works from this period remain models of eternal human quest for truth and beauty? What is the relevance of these literary masterpieces for students today? This course will explore possible answers through the study of major works of Mme de Layfayette, Mme de Sévigné, La Rochefoucauld, La Bruyère, Molière, Descartes, Pascal, and La Fontaine. The French mentality remains impenetrable without studying these representative works. Ideas and expressions from these writings have become “common currency” in today’s intellectual and political language and in the French press and media. This course fulfills the upper-division pre-1800 literature requirement for the French major.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

French Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/ HALC (Inactive as of F14), SFS/CULP Humanities, SFS/RCST Western Europe, HALC - Hum, Art, Lit, Cul, Mean Grade is Calculated

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