Other Concentrations

French Concentration

The foreign languages MA aims to enhance the linguistic and cultural proficiency of students through courses in sociolinguistics and second language acquisition, film studies, cultural studies and literary studies. Students may select from four concentrations: French, Spanish, French and Spanish, and Spanish/bilingual-multicultural education. Located only miles from Washington, D.C., students take advantage of the program’s existing relationships with schools, embassies, federal agencies, and international businesses—providing opportunity for internships and other educational experiences outside the classroom. 

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Degree Requirements

Total credits: 30-42

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Each concentration has a different number of required 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)

18 credits must be in courses with the subject code FREN.

Select two courses in literature chosen in consultation with an advisor and cover two different literary periods or Francophone regions. 6
French Language and Linguistics  
Select two courses in French language and linguistics chosen in consultation with an advisor. 6
Select two additional courses in French literature or language in consultation with an advisor. 6
Select four electives in consultation with an advisor. A maximum of 6 credits may be used for directed reading and research or thesis. 12
Directed Reading and Thesis Research  
Total Credits 30