Prof. TennesseeBob Peckham (427E Humanities -Tel. 7424. Home 587-6562. e-mail: email@example.com). I strongly encourage use of my virtual or
e-mail office any time of day or night.
GOALS - Learn ways to approach literary masterpieces by reading and studying a
significantly wide variety of French literary works from the Middle ages through the
Enlightenment, along with some historical and critical studies. Know the chronological outline
of French literature, the names and descriptions of major French literary genres, and
understand how the French developed a consciousness of their own literary history with a sense
of artistic community, through literary courts, salons, cafés, schools and movements.
Master the basics of explication de textes.
PROCEDURE - Short lectures in class, daily preparation based usually on a questionnaire
or activity centered around readings for the day, handed in on occasion. A test for each period
(Middle Ages, Renaissance, 17th Century, 18th Century) consisting of identifications of
passages, a small number of historical and biographical recall questions and an explication of a
passage from an assigned work. A formal explication de textes (written & oral). Opportunity
for extra credit through reading and research projects.
MEDIA - Course materials will be almost entirely internet-based or internet-