Time Slots

Wednesdays, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

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About this Class

In this course, you’ll discover great works of French and Francophone literature while you work on your language skills. Over the course of ten weeks, you will be introduced to both modern and classic literary works. You will engage in lively book discussions that will focus on furthering your understanding of not only literature but also the French language. Five to six books and plays are discussed throughout the course.

Fall Session Reading List

1. L'Écornifleur by Jules Renard
2. Trois chroniques scandaleuses by Guy de Maupassant, Honoré de Balzac, Stendhal
3. La joie de vivre by Émile Zola
4. Les noces barbares by Yann Queffélec
5. L’âge de raison by Jean-Paul Sartre

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