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FRENCH 3KK3 Revolutionary Lit. Before Rev

Academic Year: Fall 2017

Term: Fall

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. William Hanley

Email: hanleyw@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 526

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 24778


Office Hours: jeudi et vendredi 10:30-11:30am

Course Objectives:

On a deux objectifs dans ce cours: examiner l’esprit critique des philosophes

Dans le contexte du 18e siècle ; et déterminer la pertinence du message des

philosophes du vingtième siècle.

Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

Textes Obligatoires :

Voltaire Candide

Voltaire L’Ingénu

Beaumarchais Le Barbier de Séville

Beaumarchais Le Mariage de Figaro

Lagarde et Michard XVIIIe siècle



Method of Assessment:

Contenu et méthode :

On étudie deux contes de Voltaire, une sélection des écrits de Rousseau et

deux pièces de Beaumarchais.

Deux aspects des écrits des philosophes nous préoccupent : leur place dans

l’histoire des idées et leur méthode critique.

Système de notation :

Dissertation 45% (le 5 octobre 2017)

Examen 45%

Participation 10%

Essai :

- critères : expression, organisation, clarté, originalité, exactitude,

profondeur, compréhension du texte.

- bibliographie obligatoire – au moins 3 ouvrages critiques – pas de sites web.

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