RLFR 512 Spring 2013 Readings in French Art History and Criticism

This course is designed to provide Graduate Program students and interested others with knowledge of French acquired through translation and interpretation. The core of this course is based on the reading and translating of a variety of critical works covering different periods and genres in the field of art history. The material read (excerpts from museum catalogues; the Gazette des Beaux-Arts and other publications; Salons by Diderot, Baudelaire, and Thore; artists on their works; and critics such as Francastel, Ch. Sterling, M. Fare, Valery, Focillon) will be analyzed in form and content, translated or summarized, in order to develop the skills and understand the techniques necessary for reading French acurately. Grammar will be reviewed in context.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation is based on class participation, papers, a midterm, and a final examination
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Prerequisites: French 511 or permission of instructor; undergraduates are welcome with instructor's permission
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Class Number: 3824
RLFR512-01(S) LEC Rdg French Art Hist&Criticism Division 1: Languages and the Arts Nicole S. Desrosiers
TR 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Clark Art Seminar Room 3824
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