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Rebelling Against Conventionality: Expressions of French Individualism (6 points)


Leader: Natalie Doyle

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will take as its starting point recent French films of comedy and drama. These films will open up a discussion of the way French culture defines the relationship between individuality and social life. This discussion will open up a discovery of the historical roots of contemporary French culture, notably in the 17th Century, which greatly shaped French individualism.

Assessment: Test (in French): 20% + Individual seminar presentation (in French): 10% + Group seminar presentation (in French):10% + Written assignments (in French): 20% + Essay (1500 words in French): 40%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (1 x 1 hour and 1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prerequisites: a first-year sequence in French Studies

Prohibitions: FRN3705

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