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The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers an interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in French and a dual B.A./M.A. in French. In the B.A./M.A. program, B.A. students can take four graduate courses during their 3rd or 4th year (these courses count toward their B.A. and M.A.); they then complete their M.A. degree in 1 year after receiving their BA.
The Master of Arts in French degree emphasizes advanced study in the language and cultures of the French-speaking world, including courses of particular interest to foreign language teachers. We offer an innovative final portfolio model that encourages students to integrate the work they do inside and outside the classroom.
Within the M.A. in French, students may choose a concentration in French Studies or in Second Language Pedagogy and Applied Linguistics. Students are required to take a minimum of 30 hours among courses pertinent to the degree, as listed below. If writing a Thesis, students need only take 24 hours from courses pertinent to the degree, plus at least six credit hours of Thesis research FREN 8999. Courses pertinent to the degree may only be repeated if failed or special topics vary.
The Department of World Languages and Cultures recognizes that an active command of the world language and a thorough exploration of the related cultures form an essential basis for further study in the various areas of its curriculum. To this end, the department sponsors graduate exchange programs in France (Bordeaux and Paris), in the French Caribbean (Guadeloupe and Martinique), and in Africa (Senegal). Graduate students enrolled in the French M.A. program are uniquely provided with tailored career readiness opportunities in the francophone world through internships and externships during these exchange programs.
Applicants may obtain additional information about the Department of World Languages and Cultures by contacting the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Gladys M. Francis, at the above email address.
Students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in all courses counting towards the Master of Arts degree. Only courses passed with a grade of B or higher will count toward the degree.