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FREN 4441 Literature and Culture of the French Enlightenment (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course seeks to examine the idea of "Lumires" in eighteenth-century France through the reading of the major texts of the period. We will analyze the concepts central to the French Enlightenment: tolerance, progress, nature, and culture, as they are formulated both in the fiction (tales and novels) and in the major theoretical texts of Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau, and the Encyclopedists.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Ourida Mostefai

Prerequisites: Two courses from the following: FREN3305, FREN3306, FREN3307, FREN3308, FREN3309

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Comments: Conducted in French. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency requirement.


Last Updated: 23-Jan-15