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French & Francophone Studies

FREN 430 Civilization and Its Critics (4)

Focusing on key texts from the 16th to the 18th century, this course proposes to examine the various philosophical tendencies that have marked French cultural, social, and political thought through the ages, and which continue to have an impact on modern thinking. Selected themes such as education, reason, progress, enlightenment, as well as their intellectual and aesthetic ramifications will be analyzed. Conducted in English and French.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities
  • Prerequisite: FREN 331W or consent of instructor
  • Offering: Occasionally
  • Instructor: Staff

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