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FRENCH 4MM3 Sex Violence & Elegance

Academic Year: Fall 2015

Term: MTA

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. William Hanley


Office: Togo Salmon Hall 526

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 24778

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 9:30a.m.- 10:20a.m.

Course Objectives:


On a deux objectifs dans ce cours: d’apprécier les thèmes et le style des trois romans indiqués ci-dessous; et de les placer dans le contexte du Siècle des lumières.



On examine le genre romanesque de la seconde moitié du 18e siècle à travers les trois romans en question.  L’essentiel est le texte qu’on étudie de très près.  La méthode consiste surtout en discussions.

Textbooks, Materials & Fees:



Diderot                                               La Religieuse

Laclos                                                Les Liaisons dangereuses

Bernardin de Saint Pierre                     Paul et Virginie

Method of Assessment:



Dissertation (le 26 octobre 2015)                  40%

Examen                                                     40%

Participation                                               20%



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

   compréhension du texte

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

NB. Présence obligatoire dans tous les cours

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