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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 Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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18 200-level FREN points
FREN 363, FREN 313
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Classes are delivered primarily in French.
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.
To be advised.
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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Not offered in 2018

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system