Approved by Faculty Senate.
College of Liberal Arts
Winona State University
Department: Foreign Languages Date of Revision: Spring 2002
Course Number: French 403 Course Title: French Literature II
Number of Credits: 3 Frequency of Offering: Every 2 years
Prerequisite(s): French 201 or equivalent Grading: Grade only
Instructor: Rosine Tenenbaum Office: Somsen 319B Phone: 457-5167
Text: XVIIe siècle by Lagarde et Michard. Bordas, France
XVIIIe siècle by Lagarde et Michard. Bordas, France
17th and 18th Century French Literature. The course is taught in French. Writers such as Corneille, Moliere, Racine, Marivaux, Voltaire, Diderot, Roseau, Beaumarchais are studied. Prerequisite: 202 or equivalent. Offered every two years.
The focus of the course is two-fold: acquisition of knowledge of French Literature from 1600 till 1800 and acquisition of methodology for critical text analysis.
Objectives: Students will
The following teaching methods will be used:
Lecture in French
Questions and answers; oral and written in French
Presentations by students in French
Films or documents presented
- Class Participation
For each text studied the student has to prepare, at home, the answers to a few questions asked by the teacher about this text. At the next class session, the students read their answers and a general discussion in the target language follows.
There is an examination after the study of XVIIth Century is concluded and another exam after the study of XVIIIth is concluded. The exam consists of two parts 1) "an explication de texte" of a specific page studied; 2) a more general essay question dealing with specific themes or genres relevant to the time period studied.
Class Participation 50%
Exam 1 (XVII Century) 25%
Exam 2 (XVIII Century) 25%
A= Excellent: when students work reflects a superior performance in understanding and analyzing the texts.
B= Good: when student is showing a respectable performance in understanding and analyzing the texts.
C= Satisfactory: when student fulfills the basic expectations in understanding and analyzing the texts.
D= Poor or insufficient:
F= Failure: when student does not fulfill the minimum qualifications for textual analysis and comprehension.