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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21St Street, B7600, HRH 2.114A, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Spring 2008

F C 320 • THE FRENCH HERITAGE

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37185 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
MEZ 2.118
AYNESWORTH, D

Course Description

The course will explore several hundred years of French history--from the Middle Ages to the Revolution of 1789--in terms of the various political, military, religious, social and cultural crises in whose form the past is most dramatically transmitted to us and the problems of society most tellingly revealed. A certain emphasis will be placed on the antagonism of the French monarchy and the feudal system and on the forces of change which ultimately occasioned the revolutionary assault on the old order.

MAY NOT BE COUNTED TOWARD FULFILLMENT OF THE FOREIGN LANG REQ FOR ANY BACHELOR'S DEGREE. MAY NOT BE COUNTED TOWARD A MAJOR OR MINOR IN FRENCH.

INCLUDES CROSS-CULTURAL CONTENT.

Course taught in English.

Grading Policy

There will be a total of three papers (a total of 4,000 words or 16 typed pages) and a final exam.
The papers will be worth a total of 80% of the final grade and class participation will also be worth 20%.
Final Exam: NO

Texts

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise
Anthology of various readings (Speedway Printing)
Diderot, The Nun

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