chronological study of French literature from its origin to the 17th
on the development and continuity of ideas and their evaluation within the
political, social, and religious framework of the time, their influence on the
evolution of language and literature.Text analysis and discussion.
understanding, and appreciation of great French literary works within a context
of cultural history.
Suzanne Ravisé,Tableaux culturels de la France, 3rdedition, National TextboookCompany, Lincolnwood, IL, 1995.
de la Littérature française, XIe – XVIe siècles, Larousse, Paris, 1994.
de la Littérature française, XVIIe siècle, Larousse,
course being conducted exclusively in French, students are strongly encouraged
to attend classes as regularly as possible.A significant percentage of their final grade will be based on
attendance and active participation to class discussions
2.Reading:Students are required to be punctual with
their reading assignments and the completion of their questionnaires.
3.Mini-presentations and note-taking:Students will be assigned in turn an
author from the Anthology, and required to make a brief, anecdotal type of
presentation (no longer than 5 minutes), presenting the author and reading to
the class a short excerpt from his/her work.The rest of the class will take note of what is said and these notes
will be collected at the end of the session.
4.Text analysis:Selective excerpts from a significant numbers of literary works will be
studied in class with individual presentations followed by class
amplified through class discussion, will be expanded and written as a formal
5.Cultural appreciation:Long-feature movies presenting the evolution
of French institutions and society are scheduled for each century.
6.Final examination: It will consist in
a written text analysis.
analysis and final paper25%
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failing grade, and information may be placed about the incident in the
student’s permanent file in the Office of Academic Affairs.Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not
limited to, cheating on assignments or examinations, plagiarizing,
misrepresenting work, or interfering with someone else’s work.