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MFREN 3440 Medieval French Literature

4 hours


Dual-level French skills enhancement course 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 constraints 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): 8 credits from MFREN 2000-level or above or appropriate placement.