1. Investigate the connectedness of knowledge.
2. Demonstrate the ability to use concepts from one discipline in pursuing the study of another.
3. Demonstrate the complementary nature of learning.
4. Understand how the nature of a discipline affects the interpretation of knowledge and shapes the generation of data and the
investigation of concepts.
To achieve these overarching objectives, the following Course Objectives have been established for CLC 121/HIS 125:
1. To explore the roles of history and literature during the time period
directly previous to and immediately following the reign of Louis XIV.
2. To examine the role of society and the human condition during the reign of Louis XIV.
3. To understand the profound influence that Louis XIV exerted upon the history and literature of his reign and the vestiges of
this influence at the end of the twentieth century.
4. To explore the similarities and differences between historical and literary approaches to this time period.
5. To understand the limitations of historical and literary interpretations of this time period.
6. To develop effective written and oral communication skills and to support these skills through the appropriate use of
7. To develop problem solving, critical thinking and cooperative learning skills.
8. To instill a love of learning and respect for past and other cultures.
CLC 121 HIS 125
Princess of Clèves
Briggs, Early Modern France
Corneille, The Cid Lewis, The Splendid Century
Molière, Tartuffe Richelieu, The Political Testament
Racine, Phèdre Kettering, French Society
Voltaire, Candide Knecht, The French Wars of Religion
CLC 121 and HIS 125
Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre
2. Participation: Classroom participation is essential to the success of this cluster course. This is not a lecture class – while we will lecture occasionally, we prefer a more interactive teaching style. This style may include student-teacher dialogue and group work among other pedagogies. It is, therefore, imperative that students prepare the assignments carefully in advance in order to contribute effectively in class.
3. Honesty is an essential aspect of academic integrity. Individual students are responsible for doing their own work and for not taking credit for the effort or the ideas of others. This obligation is based on mutual trust. Cheating of any type on any graded work will not be tolerated. See the current Undergraduate Catalog for further information on academic integrity.
4. Grades will be reduced on late assignments by the percentage of 1/3 of a letter grade for every weekday late.
· Class Participation 15%
· Quizzes and other written work 20%
· Mid-Term Exam 20%
· Final Project 20%
· Final Exam 25%
2. Grades will be assigned according to the following numerical equivalents:
93 - 100 A
90 - 92 A-
80 - 82 B- etc.
below 59 F
January 28: Martin Guerre and The Princess of Clèves (Part one)
Readings: The Princess of Clèves; Montaigne, selections
January 29: Wars of Religion
Readings: Kettering, chs. 1-3; Briggs, ch. 2.
February 4: The Princess of Clèves (Part two) and Montaigne (selections)
Readings: The Cid
February 5: Family and Society
Readings: The Political Testament of Richelieu
February 11: Corneille and Richelieu: Literature as History
Readings: Corneille, Polyeuctus
February 12: Corneille and Richelieu: History as Literature
Readings: Briggs, pp. 77-128; Kettering, chs. 4, 6.
February 18: Polyeuctus
Readings: La Rochfoucauld, Maxims
February 19: Richelieu and the Power of the Crown
Readings: Briggs, 128-65; Kettering, ch. 5.
February 25: La Rochfoucauld, Maxims
Readings: Exam Preparation
February 26: Louis XIV: The Early Years
Readings: Exam Preparation
March 4: Midterm Examination
Readings: Molière, Tartuffe
March 5: Film: Tartuffe; Paper topics due today.
Readings: Lewis, all.
March 9-17: Mid Break
March 18: Tartuffe
Readings: Racine, Phèdre
March 19: Louis XIV—His Court and His France; Paper topics approved today.
Readings: Kettering, chs. 7, 8; Briggs, ch. 4.
March 25: Phèdre
Readings: Selections from Pascal
March 26: The 18th Century: Louis XV and the Age of Reason
April 2: “The Wager” (joint session); Elsewhere in Europe
Readings: Voltaire, Candide; TBA
April 8: Pascal Selections
Readings: Laclos, Dangerous Liaisons (Selections)
April 9: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
April 15: Student Presentations
April 16: Student Presentations
April 22: Film: Dangerous Liaisons
April 29: The Fall of the Monarchy; Papers Due tonight.
May 6: Retrospective
Final Examination: Thursday, May 9, 2002, 6:30pm in PH 132.