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FREN 331 - Etudes thématiques

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: Three courses at the 200 level. This course gives students a general knowledge of the evolution of French literature and ideas over the centuries through the study of one main theme. Recent offerings include: L’Exil; Regards sur la ville; Le dépaysement; Le voyage dans la literature française; L’esprit critique au XVIIIe siècle. May be repeated for degree credit if the theme is different.

Winter 2022, FREN 331A-01: Etudes thématiques: Balzac & Money in 19th-Century France (3). Prerequisites: Three courses at the 200 level. In the early nineteenth century, Balzac endeavors to portray his contemporary society through a series of fictional novels and short stories that become known collectively as La Comédie humaine (1829-1848). Far surpassing the traditional functions of entertainment and diversion, his literature provides an historically accurate and detailed account of the intricacies of French society in the throes of a monumental shift from an agricultural to an industrial economy - a period when monetary power overtakes political and social preeminence. This course will explore the social impact of a burgeoning monetary and financial system. (HL) Roney.


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