The departmental MA concentrates on establishing a solid foundation in French studies with a particular emphasis on literature and analytical skills. The thesis should represent in both substance and scope significant research that contributes to the discipline of French studies. Most students also benefit from additional training and experience as research assistants or as teachers in lower-division French classes.
Requirements for Degree:
– Credit hours (30): minimum 24 course work hours plus 6 thesis hours (Fren 699R).
– Required courses: Fren 660R Critical Theory or equivalent; minimum 18 credit hours in French; maximum 3 credit hours in an approved course in a related field such as comparative literature, humanities, linguistics, or romance philology; 6 hours of Fren 699R (thesis). Students may petition to replace up to 3 credit hours of French with course work in a related field.
– Writing project: thesis.
– Examinations: comprehensive written and oral examinations on course work and reading list. Oral defense of thesis.