Program requirements

We offer an MA in French Literature, Language & Culture, comprising a minimum of 15 units of graduate credit. Students may choose:

  • a project-based option, or
  • a thesis option (with the possibility of a concentration in Cultural, Social & Political Thought)
  1. FRAN 500A (1.5 units) and FRAN 500B (1.5 units)
  2. 7.5 units of course work, of which a minimum of 6.0 units must be at the graduate level, including up to 1.5 units taken outside the department. Up to 1.5 units may be taken at the senior undergraduate level within the Department of French;
  3. FRAN 598 (4.5 units): Reading list compiled in consultation with advisers; critical paper and oral examination.

The reading list will normally consist of 30 titles covering a period (e.g., a century), a genre (e.g., drama), a movement (e.g., Surrealism), or a specific topic (e.g., sociolinguistics, technology-mediated learning, etc.). Evaluation will be by oral examination. The examiners will assess the student's ability to express himself or herself in a literate and critical way, and to synthesize an extensive amount of reading. The critical paper will be the focus of the oral examination.

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  1. FRAN 500A (1.5 units) and FRAN 500B (1.5 units);
  2. 4.5 units of course work, of which a minimum of 3.0 units must be at the graduate level, including up to 1.5 units taken outside the department. Up to 1.5 units may be taken at the senior undergraduate level within the Department of French;
  3. FRAN 599 (7.5 units): Thesis (normally 80 to 100 pages) and an oral defense. The thesis topic selected by the candidate must have the approval of both the Supervisory Committee and the Graduate Committee. This regulation also applies to any substantial change from the approved topic which the candidate may wish to make in the course of his or her research.

Resources/ Policy documents

Graduate Handbook coming soon.

For more information, contact the Graduate Adviser, .

Concentration In Cultural, Social And Political Thought

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the core graduating requirements of the individual departments as well as specific requirements of the CSPT program.

Program Requirements

Students wishing to pursue a Master's with a CSPT concentration must complete a minimum of 7.5 units of course work and a 7.5-unit thesis as follows:

 Complete all of the following
    • Complete all of:
      • CSPT501 - Contemporary Cultural Social and Political Thought I (1.5)
    • Complete 1.5 units from:
      • CSPT500 - Topics in Cultural, Social and Political Thought (1.5)
      • CSPT590 - Directed Readings (1.5 - 3)
    • Complete all of:
      • FRAN500A - Introduction to Research Methods (1.5)
      • FRAN599 - Thesis/Oral (7.5)
    • Complete 3 units of:
      additional FRAN courses at the graduate level (with the exception of FRAN 500B)
Note
  • The thesis topic must be within the field of CSPT and the thesis must be written in French.

At least two members of the three MA supervisory committee members must be drawn from the faculty members affiliated with the CSPT program. At least one CSPT faculty member on the student's supervisory committee must be from outside the student's home department. The supervisor will be from the Department of French, and may be affiliated with CSPT.