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Ph.D. 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 admission requirements of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies dual-title program.  Refer to the Admission Requirements section of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Bulletin page.  Applicants interested in the dual-title degree program may make their interest in the program known clearly on their applications to French and Francophone Studies and include remarks in their statement of purpose that address the ways in which their research and professional goals in the primary department reflect an interest in Women’s Studies-related research.

To be enrolled in the Dual-Title Doctoral 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 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. Students must be admitted into the dual-title degree program in Women’s Studies prior to obtaining candidacy in French and Francophone Studies.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The dual-title Ph.D. in French and Francophone Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies requires between 30 and 42 credits beyond the master’s degree.

Course Requirements:

  • FR 571: French Literary Theory and Criticism (3)
  • FR 580: Approaches to French Civilization (3)
  • WMNST 501: Feminist Perspectives on Research and Teaching Across the Disciplines (3)
  • WMNST 502: Global Perspectives on Feminism (3) or a 597 Special Topics course taught by a core Women's Studies faculty member (3)
  • WMNST 507: Feminist Theory (3)
  • A further twenty-one credits selected in consultation with the adviser, of which nine credits must be Women’s Studies approved
  • Six credits of elective study

Please note that this is a basic outline of the major steps leading to the award of a dual-title Ph.D. in French and Francophone and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  For more details and information, please see the Graduate Handbook.