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FR 4040

Course Co-ordinator: Professor M. Syrotinski

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR4034. It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

The course will examine the development of French thought since the 1950s through the study of the writings of a number of important intellectual figures. In particular, we will look at the ways in which each of the writers questions and redefines a particular field of knowledge (such as linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, history or psycho analysis). In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt:In-course assessment: two written assignments 2000 to 2400 words (50% each)