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French (FR)

FR 137 (GH;IL) Paris: Anatomy of a City (3) Survey of the cultural, artistic, literary, and social life of the city of Paris from Gallo-Roman times to the present.

FR 137 Paris: Anatomy of a City (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

FR 137, taught in English, is an introductory survey of the cultural, artistic, literary, and social life of the city of Paris. We will explore painting, sculpture, architecture, music, dance, theatre, literature, as well as the history and geography of this great city through the ages. Beginning with Gallo-Roman Paris and ending with the Paris of today, the course will explore the continuities as well as the changes in more than 2000 years of Parisian history. Students will read representative texts from every period and be exposed to the artistic movements through slides, films, and virtual tours. There will be extensive use of technology (CDs, DVDS, internet). In discussion sections, students will get a chance to discuss readings and fine-tune their analytical skills.

In addition to the three examinations (short answer and essay), there will be short writing assignments and group research projects. This course will complement the Departments of Art History, Architecture, Comparative Literature, Geography, Music History, History. It will require a room equipped for technology and will be offered every semester.

General Education: GH
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Summer 2005

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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