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FREN343 The French Enlightenment

The close study of a selection of works illustrating the intellectual, religious and moral concerns of the eighteenth-century French enlightenment. (For students with knowledge of French; texts will be in French)

Liberté, égalité, fraternité! Are you interested in advancing your knowledge of the roots of modern France? Students examine the powerful role that sex and revolution played in the birth of the world's first modern democracy in 18th-century France.

Paper title The French Enlightenment
Paper code FREN343
Subject French
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
FREN 241, FREN 242 or FREN 243
Restriction
FREN 363, FREN 313
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Classes are delivered primarily in French.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Constantin Grigoru
Paper Structure
The culture of 18th-century France is studied by means of three of its greatest writers. Classes are a mixture of lectures and seminars.
Textbooks
Choderlos de Laclos: Les Liaisons dangereuses (available through the University Book Shop)

Abbé Prévost: Manon Lescaut (available through the University Book Shop)

Marivaux: Le jeu de l'amour et du hasard (available through the University Book Shop)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
  • Understand the concept of culture and how it shapes our understanding of identity
  • Expand vocabulary and make connections between modern France and its origins
  • Develop oral presentation skills and research and analytical writing skills

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

The close study of a selection of works illustrating the intellectual, religious and moral concerns of the eighteenth-century French enlightenment. (For students with knowledge of French; texts will be in French)

Liberté, égalité, fraternité! Are you interested in advancing your knowledge of the roots of modern France? Students examine the powerful role that sex and revolution played in the birth of the world's first modern democracy in 18th-century France.

Paper title The French Enlightenment
Paper code FREN343
Subject French
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 200-level FREN points
Restriction
FREN 363, FREN 313
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Classes are delivered primarily in French.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
To be advised.
Paper Structure
The culture of 18th-century France is studied by means of three of its greatest writers. Classes are a mixture of lectures and seminars.
Textbooks
To be advised.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
  • Understand the concept of culture and how it shapes our understanding of identity
  • Expand vocabulary and make connections between modern France and its origins
  • Develop oral presentation skills and research and analytical writing skills

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard