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Fall 2014 French BC3025 section 001

Call Number 00656
Day & Time
TR 1:10pm-2:25pm
501 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Caroline Weber
Course Description Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Satisfaction of French language requirement or permission of the instructor. This course will provide a detailed introduction to the three great French dramatists of the seventeenth century, rightly known as the golden age of French theatre. Reading several canonical works by each of these three playwrights-Corneille, Racine, and Molière-students will closely examine the thematic concerns (the relationship between love and duty, the individual and the state, free will and divine providence; the problems of hypocrisy, dishonesty, sexual jealousy, and avarice; the nature of kingship and the extent or the limits of royal control; the differences between prescribed gender roles for men and for women; the recourse to and reworking of mythological and Biblical sources) the plays set forth, and the rhetorical strategies they employ (from classical, Greco-Roman devices such as metaphor, apostrophe, irony, preterition, prosopopoeia, and anagnorisis to the specifically French metrical pattern of the alexandrin).
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Department French @Barnard
Enrollment 11 students as of 11:30PM Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Subject French
Number BC3025
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20143FREN3025X001

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