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Viewing: FRENCH 3430W muratorem : Introduction to French Literature II - Writing Intensive

Last approved: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:11:09 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:11:00 GMT

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Writing Intensive

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Romance Languages & Literature
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Romance Languages & Literature

Term for Proposal

Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

French (FRENCH)
Introduction to French Literature II - Writing Intensive
Study of selected masterpieces of French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
FRENCH 3160.
FRENCH 3410.

Instructor Information

Romance Languages & Literature
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Tenured Professor
143 Arts and Science

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Writing Intensive Course Information

This course is a survey of the major works and literary movements in 19th and 20th century France. We will read both excerpts and major works and review several important trends, including romanticism, realism naturalism, surrealism, existentialism, the literature of the absurd, the new novel. Authors include Chateaubriand, Musset, stendhal, G. Sand, Flaubert, Zola, Balzac, Gide, Proust, Sartre, Camus, Celine, Colette, Ionesco. Beckett, Robbe-Grillet, Modiano. W. Our debate topics are discussed in groups almost every day, and selected ideas are written on the board, then discussed in general.
I have reduced the poetry and changed the assignments to better reflect the course content and provide more options for students as they write their papers.
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Writing Intensive Assignments

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Each assignment will include a draft version and a final version. Each draft is two pages Each final version iis three. Sometimes, the subject of the final version overlaps and includes revisions from the first version. The subject of each assignment is as follows:Assignment one: Romantic traits in the character of Rene. Assignment two: Romantic traits in the character of Julien in Le Rouge et le noir. Assignment three asks students to compare and contrast Rene and Julien. Assignment four: Important values found in the peasant family of La Mare au diable. Assignment five: Important values found in the character of Felicite in Un Coeur Simple. Assignment six: Compare and contrast the values found in La Mare au Diable and Un coeur simple. Assignment seven: Cheri's egoism. Assignment eight: The theme of death in Voyage au bout de la nuit .Assignment nine. The theme of death in La Condition humaine. Assignment ten: Compare the theme of death in three works: Voyage au bout de la nuit, La Condition humaine and Huis clos. Assignment 11. The solitude of the hero in La Pierre qui pousse. Assignment twelve: The solitude of the hero in L'Expulse. Assignment thirteen. Compare and contrast the solitude of the hero in La pierre qui pouse and L'Expluse.
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Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Oral presentation by student, followed by feedback
Peer review
I do make suggestions regarding both grammar and content. Students revise their papers based on my feedback. Students are also graded on small paragraphs (to be turned in). They are are assigned every day on a specific topic provided on the syllabus. These paragraphs are discussed in groups, and students select the most salient points from each group member to write on the board and then discuss.
All assignments offer students broad latitude in how they answer the questions. Prior to each essay, we discuss possible ideas from students to allow others to consider options they might not have thought of.
Students turn in some written assignment every class period, sometimes two. We also have two essay exams.
If I have a teaching assistant, he/she will grade French grammar on the second version of the assignment. The student will enter no grade or evaluation of any kind.

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When Dr. Muratore's proposal for Spring 2017 was originally submitted, there was an issue with the prefilled fields for the Course Catalog Information. The original proposal was printed, then shredded, and I submitted a new updated proposal on Dr. Muratore's behalf. The only field I had to fill in without original documentation was the Evaluator for the Assignments. Dr. Muratore should be the first step in the workflow approval process once it is submitted, and can double check what I have entered. Lori Hartman
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:11:00 GMT): Added to the Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes FRENCH 3430W, 01 and cancelled FRENCH 3430, 02 for Spring.
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