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Academic Year 2005/2006
L'Amour et l'Obstacle
FREN 245 SP
This course will study a variety of plays, poetry, and novels, spanning the centuries, in each of which, and each in its particular way, love, faced with an obstacle to its realization, either proves or refutes the
dictum, "amor omnia vincit," and the poetic assertion of Emily Dickinson: "That love is all there is/ Is all we know of love..."
Marie de France, LE LAI DU CHEVREFEUILLE
Choice of lyric poetry, Middle Ages to 20th Century
Corneille, Le Cid
Moliere, L'ecole Des Femmes
Marivaux, Arlequin Poli Par
Marivaux, Le Triomphe De
Chamfort, La Jeune Indienne
Musset, On Ne Badine Pas Avec L'amour
Hugo, Ruy Blas
Dumas fils, La Dame Aux Camelias
Cocteau, Les Parents Terribles
Moliere, LE MISANTHROPE
Marivaux, LE JEU DE L'AMOUR ET DU HASARD
Vilmorin, MADAME DE
Students will choose one of the
optional readings on which to write an essay.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Classroom presentations. 5 or 6 pp. paper on works not studied in class. Brief final exercise.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Additional Requirements and/or comments: While any student who has completed FREN 215 (with a minimum grade of B) or has placed out of FREN 215 through the placement test may sign up for this course, it is an
introductory course intended for students
who have just completed FREN 215 or not taken more than one course in French beyond 215 and not yet studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments and class discussions will be in French. Only
COL students may take this course
for credit. All others must take it for a letter grade.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Shapiro,Norman R.
- Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: RLAN106;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 18)
- SR. major: 0 Jr. major: 0
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 0 SO: 9 FR: 9
- Curricular Renewal: Speaking
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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