Oct 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

French Studies Concentration


Degree Requirements


(Minimum of 30 credit hours) Degree Requirements with either a Thesis or Non-Thesis Option:

Thesis Option


  1. Twenty-four credit hours of courses in Literature, Language, and Culture from the list below.
  2. A written thesis proposal
  3. At least six hours of thesis research
  4. A thesis
  5. A final master’s portfolio
  6. An oral exit interview
  7. Proficiency in a world language other than the student’s major
  8. Graduate assistants are required to enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours each for the fall/spring semesters and 9 credit hours for the summer semester. These credit horus will consist of courses required for the prescribed program of study, as well as additional hours of FREN 8999 Thesis Research and FREN 8895 Research.

Non-Thesis Option


  1. Thirty credit hours of courses in Literature, Language, and Culture from the list below.
  2. A research paper
  3. A final master’s portfolio
  4. An oral exit interview
  5. Proficiency in a world language other than the student’s major
  6. Graduate assistants are required to enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours each for the fall/spring semesters and 9 credit hours for the summer semester. These credit horus will consist of courses required for the prescribed program of study, as well as additional hours of FREN 8999 Thesis Research and FREN 8895 Research.

French Literature, Language, and Culture Sample Courses


Additional Degree Requirements


Thesis Option:
A Master’s Thesis project may be submitted for final approval only during fall and spring semesters-not in the summer term. Students who choose the thesis option are required to submit an M.A. Research Paper at the end of their coursework. The total length of your non-thesis must be 50 pages, which includes a bibliography. Student are advised to contact their prospective Thesis Director at the end of their first year so they can work on their reading and thesis plan during their third semester and write/finalize their thesis during their fourth/last semester.

Non-Thesis Option:
A Master’s non-Thesis project may be submitted for final approval only during fall and spring semesters-not in the summer term. Students who choose the non-thesis option are required to submit an M.A. Research Paper at the end of their coursework. The total length of your non-thesis must be 25 pages, which includes a bibliography. It is normally an expanded, revised version of a paper previously submitted for a graduate course and presented in the format of an article prepared for scholarly publication. The final version must be approved by the faculty director of the project and a second reader, and submitted at the time of the written examination. Students must complete the Form for M.A. non-Thesis research project, have all readers and the Director of Graduate Studies sign the form, attach it to their completed paper, and turn in the signature form to the main office of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, 19th floor of 25 Park Place. Students are expected to use the format (MLA, APA, Chicago) agreed upon with the advisor in writing their Master’s Non-Thesis.