BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Intermediate French

Part 2

FREN 202


$ 579.00

Instructor: Marc Louis Olivier PhD
Credits: 3.00

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FREN 201 (Intermediate French, Part 1) or equivalent.


Extensive reading in French literature and culture.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to the Middle Ages and Charles d'Orléans
  2. Lesson 1 Speedback Assignment
  3. Marie de France et Le lai du Laüstic
  4. Feminism and Misogyny in the Middle Ages: Christine de Pizan’s La Cité des Dames and the anonymous text, Les Quinze Joies de Mariage
  5. Introduction to the Renaissance and Rabelais
  6. Three poets of the Renaissance: Joachim du Bellay, Pierre de Ronsard, and Louise Labé
  7. Michel de Montaigne et Les Essais
  8. Introduction to the Seventeenth Century and the moralists François de La Rochefoucauld and Jean de La Fontaine
  9. Reason and Faith: René Descartes and Blaise Pascal
  10. Molière et Les Femmes savantes
  11. Introduction to the Eighteenth Century and Montesquieu’s Lettres persanes
  12. Voltaire et Lettres philosophiques
  13. Jean-Jacques Rousseau et Émile ou De l'éducation
  14. Introduction to the Nineteenth Century
  15. Victor Hugo’s Romanticism in Demain, dès l'aube and Notre-Dame de Paris
  16. Gustave Flaubert’s Realism and Madame Bovary
  17. Arthur Rimbaud, Realism and Symbolism
  18. Francophone Voices and the Twentieth Century
  19. Writing about oneself: Gabrielle Roy and La Détresse et l’Enchantement
  20. Jean Anouilh’s Antigone (part one)
  21. Jean Anouilh’s Antigone (part two)
  22. Jean Anouilh’s Antigone (part three)
  23. An epilogue to—No, a preface to life after French 202

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


This course is part of a GE Mosaic. Internet access is required for this course. Students will also need access to a computer that can read data DVDs.
Required Materials Cost
   Fren 202 - DVD     Included in tuition