FREN 2054 – Introduction to French Literature

Introduces students to the history of French literature from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on reading major works in French within their historical and cultural context. In addition, students will acquire a critical vocabulary for analyzing literary texts. Special attention will be paid to close readings of texts (poetry, theater, and the novel) and different approaches such as r‚sum‚ de texte, explication de texte, commentaire compos‚, and dissertation explicative. Prerequisite: FYS-1104. IV; V