Dec 03, 2023  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

FREN 205 - French Lit & Moral Imagination

3 Credit Hours
This course is designed to contribute to the Ethics, Religion and Society focus of the core cirriculum. Students will study the French philosopher Henri Bergson’s analysis of what makes human’s laugh and, then, see how this analysis is played out in the comedies of the classical French comic genius, Moliere. Several of his “comedies of manners” and “comedies of character” will be studies and discussions will focus on the universal aspect of the societal or personal problem or foible that is being held up to ridicule.

Course Attributes: Diversity Flag, Gender & Diversity Studies, Lit and Moral Imagination

Levels: Graduate Undergraduate

College of Arts & Sciences Classics & Modern Languages