French and Italian | Reading and Expression in French
F300 | 31264 | Okamoto-MacPhail, Aiko


This course offers a general introduction to French literature and
provides reading strategies in poetry, theater, and fiction. We will
start the semester with lyric poems from the Middle Ages to the 20th
century chosen from the course packet, and each student will present
a brief exposé and compose a short essay. Then we read the 17th-
century play Phèdre by Jean Racine and study the classic verse of
alexandrin. During the last half of the semester, we concentrate on
the prose of the 19th century: Le Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac
and Trois contes by Gustave Flaubert. The course grade will be based
on oral presentations, short and long essays and active and
continuous class participation. F300: P - FRIT-F 250. Above class
carries COLL A & H distribution credit.