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French 400 Level Courses

450. Major Literary Figures. Three semester hours.

A study of the major writers of French literature from its beginnings through the twentieth century. Selections drawn from the works of Marie de France, François Villon, Rabelais, Ronsard, Montaigne, Corneille, Racine, Molière, Marivaux, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau, Hugo, Camus and Sartre.

455. Literary Movements in France. Three semester hours.

A survey of literary movements in French literature from its beginnings to the modern period. Possible selections come from the medieval period, the Renaissance, the classical theater, the philosophical works of the eighteenth century, the romantic, realistic and symbolic works of the nineteenth century, and the modern period.

460. French Fiction. Three semester hours.

A study of the development of French fiction. Possible selections are from the novel or the short story. Authors to be studied may include Madame de LaFayette, Voltaire, Balzac, Zola, Flaubert, Maupassant, Gide, Proust, Sarraute, and Camus.

461. French Poetry. Three semester hours.

A study of the development of poetry in France. Readings include selections from the twelfth through the twentieth centuries. Writers to be studied may include Villon, Ronsard, Lamartine, Musset, Hugo, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Valéry, Péguy, Apollinaire, Eluard, and Prévert.

462. French Drama. Three semester hours.

A study of the development of French drama. Selections may include the works of Corneille, Racine, Molière, Marivaux, Hugo, Claudel, Anouilh and Giraudoux.

489. Independent Study. One to four semester hours.

Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

497. Special Topics. Three semester hours.

Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.