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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2018

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    FR 305LEC - Reading French Historians
    Reading French Historians JAM Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   23236   Enrollment Capacity:   24
    Section:   JAM   Enrollment Total:   11
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   13
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   M W F , 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Room:   Baldy 107 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    This semester, the course will focus on the 19th-century French historian Jules Michelet. Learning French history will not be the main goal (though it is a desirable side effect); rather, we will identify the rhetorical strategies by means of which Michelet promotes his vision of French history. Our purpose will be to understand how the very same devices used by poets, playwrights, and novelists are skillfully deployed in the service of historical or political agendas, and thereby to raise our awareness of persuasive and coercive intent. Having devoted much effort to learning prescribed usage in grammar class, students in literature classes discover elective choices through which writers achieve aesthetic effects. In this class we will consider the extent to which the same elective choices serve politics or ideology in the writing of historians or politicians. This survey of Michelet?s writing will also prepare students to read original-language source texts in their History courses and in their independent reading.Taught in French.
    Enrollment Requirements
    Prerequisites: Pre-Requisites: FR 211 or FR 212 or FR 213 or FR 271 or FR 270. Taught in French.
      Course Description
    Writings of selected French historians (e.g., Michelet, Thierry, Voltaire) or memorialists (e.g. Saint-Simon) in order to highlight rhetorical strategies to explore the linguistic context of historical writing. Taught in French.
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