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MFREN 3440 Medieval French Literature

4 hours


This dual-level French skills enhancement course is designed to introduce students to the French literature of the Middle Ages. Text selections will include hagiography, chanson de geste, Arthurian romance, fabliaux, and lyric poetry. Students will explore the themes and formal constratits of these genres while also investigating the societal framework that produced these texts. All readings and coursework will be done in Modern French. MFREN-3440 meets with MFREN-4440, with differentiated assignment lengths and expectations by level.

Prerequisite(s): MFREN 2020 French Stage 4: Global Connections or permission of the instructor.