RCLANG 320 - Seminaire en francais
Section: 002
Term: FA 2010
Subject: RC Languages (RCLANG)
Department: LSA Residential College
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Proficiency test and permission of instructor.
May be repeated for credit.
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This introductory course on the XVIIIth century in France will concentrate not so much on military history as on the impact of increased communication (the development of road systems; colonial trade; travels; broadsheets) and on the exchange of ideas that shaped the intellectual climate in Western Europe and would lead to the American and French Revolutions. Literature played an important role in the circulation of ideas, which in turn informed the works of authors such as Beaumarchais, Diderot, Marivaux, Montesquieu and Voltaire. One of our goals will be to study the literary and rhetorical tools that they used in order to circumvent royal censure. Besides descriptive and literary articles, we will also refer to music and painting as they illustrate the social changes of the time which culminated in the fall of the French monarchy. Course evaluation will be based on oral presentations, class participation and preparation, web-based discussion, and written work (essays and individual project).

RCLANG 320 - Seminaire en francais
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001 (SEM)
15RC Ugrd
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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