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FREN 207 Cultural Perspectives on French Literature I (CORE—Literature)

Prerequisite: FREN 104 or permission of the department chair. (First semester/3 credits) 

An introductory course that analyzes literary genres and examines major French texts from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. Illustrated lectures, films and selected documents of and on the period will provide the cultural background required to understand the texts and connect them to social, philosophical and aesthetic movements.