Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5306. The Later French Enlightenment

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5307. Problems in French Literature or Philology

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5311. Aesthetic Trends in Twentieth-Century French Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5353. Old French Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5357. The French Novel in the Eighteenth Century

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5361. French Poetry in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5362. French Contemporary Poetry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5363. Topics in Nineteenth-Century French Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to graduate students in LCL, others with instructor consent

Grading Basis: Graded

Explores the problems of genre, criticism, theory, and material conditions of the literary production of nineteenth-century France.

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5365. Topics in Nineteenth-Century French Media

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to graduate students in LCL, others with instructor consent

Grading Basis: Graded

Explores visual, spectacle-oriented, and print media; the commercial and technological dimensions of nineteenth-century media production, genre, advertising, and information theory; and the ways in which these elements challenge traditional literary categories.

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5369. The French Novel in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Stendhal, Balzac, and the romantic novelists.

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5370. The French Novel in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Flaubert, Zola, and their contemporaries.

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5373. The French Contemporary Novel

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5374. Narrative Forms in 20th- and 21st-Century French Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to graduate students in LCL, others with instructor consent

Grading Basis: Graded

Narrative in 20th- and 21st-century literature, including its criticism and theory, in traditional and nontraditional literary forms. May be repeated with a change of topic for up to nine credits.

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5376. The Prose of the French Renaissance

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5377. The Poetry of the French Renaissance

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5380. Seminar in Francophone Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The study of the literature from the French-speaking world outside of France (Quebec, the Antilles, West Africa, the Maghreb) against the background of colonial and post-colonial history.

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