French Literature and Society
Area of Study
European Studies, French, Literature
FR201, FR221 or equivalent
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
The age of Louis XIV is often referred to as the Golden Age of French literature. Three representative texts from this period are studied in this course with the objective of understanding the aesthetics mythopoetics and social context of French classical literature.
On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
- Close reading of early modern French literary texts.
- Understanding the aesthetics and mythopoetics of these texts.
- Interface of text and society in early modern France.
- Development of oral presentation skills in French for academic purposes.
- Consolidation of essay writing skills in either English or French.
Teaching & Learning Methods:
- Lectures: 24 hours
- Continuous Assessment: 50%
- University scheduled written examination: 50%
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.