In addition to writing a thesis, both thesis options require success on a comprehensive examination before granting of the degree. The Romance languages core requirements do not apply to thesis tracks.
French Concentration, Literature Track
Curriculum requirements: 27 hours of coursework and six hours of FR 599 Thesis Research with the thesis director are required. It is the student’s responsibility to keep syllabi from each course on file for reference. Students must take one course in critical theory and at least one course in five of six fields of study:
- Medieval and Renaissance
- Early Modern (17th and 18th centuries)
- 19th century
- 20th and 21st centuries
- Francophone and French studies
- French linguistics
French Concentration, Applied Linguistics Track
Curriculum requirements: 30 hours of coursework. and six hours of FR 599 Thesis Research with the thesis director are required. It is the student’s responsibility to keep syllabi from each course on file for reference. Students must take a course in research methodology and courses in three areas.
- Applied linguistics: 12 hours of coursework in second language acquisition (FR 512, and three of the following: FR 513, FR 515, RL 523 or appropriate courses from Anthropology, Communicative Disorders, English, or the College of Education))
- Linguistics: a 3-hour descriptive linguistics course (FR 561)
- Language: 15 hours of coursework in French language, literature, film, and culture