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M.A. Program in French and Francophone and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students must apply and be admitted to the graduate program in French and Francophone Studies and The Graduate School before they can apply for admission to the dual-title degree program.  After admission to their primary program, students must apply for admission to and meet the admissions requirements of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies dual-title program.  Refer to the Admission Requirements of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Bulletin page

To be enrolled in the Dual-Title Master’s Degree Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, a student must have the approval of the French and Francophone Studies Department and then submit a letter of application and transcript, which will be reviewed by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Admissions committee. An applicant must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale) to be considered for enrollment in the dual-title degree program. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for this dual-title degree, students must satisfy the requirements of the French and Francophone Studies Master of Arts degree program, listed above under Master’s Degree Requirements.  In addition, they must satisfy the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program requirements for the dual-title master’s degree.  Refer to the Master’s Degree Requirements section of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Bulletin page.  Some courses may satisfy both the graduate primary program requirements and those of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.  Final course selection is determined by the student after consulting, in advance, with their French and Francophone Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies advisers.

For students who elect to write the thesis for the dual-title M.A. degree in French and Francophone Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the thesis must reflect the student’s education and interest in both French and Francophone Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  All members of the student’s thesis committee must be members of the Graduate Faculty.  The master’s thesis committee must include at least one Graduate Faculty member from Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Faculty members who hold appointments in both programs’ Graduate Faculty may serve in a combined role.  Students who elect to submit a Master’s Paper should also make sure it reflects the student’s education and interest in both French and Francophone Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Required Courses

33 credits plus a Master’s Paper or 27 credits plus a 6-credit Thesis

French 502: Introduction to French Linguistics (3)

  • French 580: Approaches to French Civilization (3)
  • French 581: Theory and Techniques of Teaching French (1-6)
  • French 571: Literary Theory and Criticism (3)
  • French 501A and French 501B, Pro-Seminars in French Studies (3)
  • Women's Studies 501: Feminist Perspectives in Research and Teaching (3)
  • Women’s Studies 502: Global Feminism (3) or a 597 Special Topics course taught by a core Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty member (3)
  • Women’s Studies 507: Feminist Theory (3)   
  • 9 credit hours in French and Francophone Studies (6 of those credit hours in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies approved courses)
  • Reading proficiency in a second language
  • Master’s Examination
  • Master’s Paper (or Master’s thesis)