Academic Catalog

Romance Languages (M.A.)

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. In addition, the Graduate  Record Examination  is strongly recommended, and three letters of recommendation are required of all applicants to the M.A. and Ph.D. programs.

Students envisaging a teaching career on the college level or intending to continue to the doctoral degree may elect either Plans A, B, or C — Literature. At present, Plan C — Literature is available only in French, and Plan C — Language and Culture, is available only in French and Spanish.

Academic Scholarship: All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

French (M.A. Concentration)

Under Plan A: Candidates are required to take:

FRE 6200Renaissance to Revolution3
FRE 6300Modernity, Postmodernity, and Extreme Contemporain3
FRE 6620Topics in Sociocultural Analysis3
FRE 8410Topics in French and Francophone Culture3
FRE 8415Topics in French and Francophone Literature3
FRE 8600Seminar in Early Modern Studies3
FRE 8610Seminar in Modernity, Postmodernity, and Extreme Contemporain3
FRE 8999Master's Thesis Research and Direction6
Electives (FRE 5100 cannot count for Plan A)6
Total Credits33

With the consent of the candidate's advisor, up to six credits may be elected in related fields. At least five weeks prior to the time the degree is to be granted, candidates must pass a comprehensive examination based on the French area reading lists for the Master of Arts degree. All students with a graduate teaching assistantship must take LGL 5850: Foreign Language Instruction.

Under Plan B:  Candidates are required to take:

FRE 6200Renaissance to Revolution3
FRE 6300Modernity, Postmodernity, and Extreme Contemporain3
FRE 6620Topics in Sociocultural Analysis3
FRE 8410Topics in French and Francophone Culture3
FRE 8415Topics in French and Francophone Literature3
FRE 8600Seminar in Early Modern Studies3
FRE 8610Seminar in Modernity, Postmodernity, and Extreme Contemporain3
FRE 7999Master's Essay Direction3
Electives (FRE 5100 cannot count for Plan B)9
Total Credits33

With the consent of the candidate's advisor, up to six credits may be elected in related fields. At least five weeks prior to the time the degree is to be granted, candidates must pass a comprehensive examination based on the French area reading lists for the Master of Arts degree. All students with a teaching assistantship must take LGL 5850: Foreign Language Instruction.

Under Plan C: Candidates are required to take:

FRE 6200Renaissance to Revolution3
FRE 6300Modernity, Postmodernity, and Extreme Contemporain3
FRE 6620Topics in Sociocultural Analysis3
FRE 8410Topics in French and Francophone Culture3
FRE 8415Topics in French and Francophone Literature3
FRE 8600Seminar in Early Modern Studies3
FRE 8610Seminar in Modernity, Postmodernity, and Extreme Contemporain3
Electives12
Total Credits33

With the consent of the advisor, up to six credits may be elected in related fields. No essay is required for Plan C. Candidates for the degree must, upon completion of their course work, take a comprehensive written and oral examination based on the French area reading lists for the Master of Arts Degree. All students with a graduate teaching assistantship must take LGL 5850: Foreign Language Instruction.

Italian (M.A. Concentration)

Under Plans A and B: At least five weeks prior to the time the degree is to be granted, candidates must pass a comprehensive oral examination based on course work and the Italian area reading list.

Spanish (M.A. Concentration)

Under Plans A and B: Candidates are required to take course work in the areas of linguistics, Peninsular Spanish literature, and Spanish American literature. Candidates are required to write a comprehensive examination as specified in the Graduate Handbook for Students and Faculty of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, based on the Spanish area reading list for the Master of Arts degree. No oral examination is required.

Under Plan C — Language and Culture: Candidates are required to take a minimum of thirty-three credits in course work, including:

SPA 5550Spanish Culture and Its Tradition3
SPA 5560Spanish American Cultures and their Traditions3
Nine credits from the following:9
Spanish Phonetics
Advanced Grammar and Stylistics
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
History of the Spanish Language
Twelve credits in Hispanic literature at the 6000 level or above. At least one of these courses must be in Spanish American literature and one in Spanish peninsular literature.12

With consent of the graduate advisor, students may elect up to six graduate credits in related areas. Upon completion of their course work, candidates are required to write an examination covering Spanish language and linguistics, Hispanic culture and Hispanic literature, as specified in the Graduate Handbook for Students and Faculty of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. No oral examination is required.

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