Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Other Concentrations

French Concentration

The MA in Foreign Languages with a concentration in French offers an opportunity to study a variety of topics—from the traditional academic study of the language, literature, and the culture of French—to less traditional subjects such as film studies and the Francophone literatures of the Caribbean, Quebec, and Africa. This unique array leads to an in-depth liberal arts experience in scholarship that allows students to experience the full spectrum of the Francophone world.

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Degree Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

The MA in Foreign Languages offers concentrations in

Students who elect a concentration in one language must complete a program of 30 credits. Those who concentrate in two languages must complete a program of 42 credits. The concentration in Spanish/bilingual-multicultural education requires 36 credits. In all four concentrations, 6 of the total credits may be earned with a thesis. Regardless of the concentration selected, all students must meet the core and distribution requirements given below and pass a comprehensive exam or write a thesis.

◊ Concentration in French (FRN)

Students pursuing this concentration must complete 30 credits, with at least 18 credits earned in courses with the subject code FREN.

Two required courses in literature (6 credits)

Courses should be chosen in consultation with an advisor and cover two different literary periods or Francophone regions.

Two required courses in French language and linguistics (6 credits)

Courses should be chosen in consultation with an advisor.

Two required courses in French (6 credits)

Students choose two additional courses in French literature or language in consultation with an advisor.

Four elective courses (12 credits)

Students should choose electives in consultation with an advisor. A maximum of 6 credits may be used for directed reading and research or thesis.

FREN 798 - Directed Reading and Thesis Research Credits: 3

FREN 799 - Thesis Credits: 1-9

Total: 30 credits

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