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FREN 4332. STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE CULTURE. 3 Hours.

Readings in modern French of Medieval and Renaissance French literature. Works include the adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Gargantua, reflections on the self, friendship, education, and the "Other" in Montaigne's Essais, and the love poems of Ronsard. Emphasis on the importance of religion, the evolution and the meaning of cathedrals and monasteries, and the effect of the discovery of the "New World" on perceptions of self and of community. Prerequisite: FREN 3304 with a grade of C or better, or consent of the instructor.