* FRE 357 / TRA 357 (LA) Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
Literature, Culture, and Politics
Sample reading list:
Dante Alighieri, De vulgari eloquentia
Joachim du Bellay, La Défense et illust. de la langue française
Eugène Ionesco, The Lesson
Victor Klemperer, Language of the Third Reich
Édouard Glissant, Poétique de la Relation
Louis-Jean Calvet, Language Wars
See instructor for complete list
100 pages of reading per week; one midterm paper (4-6 pp), one final paper (8-10 pp), and one analysis of a current issue or cultural phenomenon that will include a written element as well as a presentation.
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
None if taken in English; if for French credit, a 200-level course or Instructor's permission..
This course is taught in English. French majors or Certificate students wishing to count the course as a French departmental must do the readings and written work in French.
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