French and Italian | Reading and Expression in French
F300 | 2635 | Kim Bess


In this course, we will explore Paris, the City of Lights, through
literature. We will examine different views of this capital city as
seen in poetry by Baudelaire and Rimbaud, the play Turcaret by
Lesage, short stories and excerpts by Maupassant and Balzac, and in
Raymond Queneau's novel Zazie dans le métro. Students will
improve their written and spoken French through class discussion, an
oral presentation, two essays (3-5 pages each), and two exams (a mid-
term and a final examination). The class will be taught in French.