Romance Languages, M.A. - French

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:

Program Requirements - 30 Credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation.

*Students must earn a "B" or higher in each course

Category Electives - (15 credits)
Students must take at least one course from each of the four categories. A course from each category is offered once every 4 semesters.

Category I: Early Period: Medieval and Renaissance
FRE 505 – The Middle Ages: Romance and Faith 
FRE 512 – Literature of the Renaissance
FRE 522 – Molière 

Category II: Middle Period: Classicism, XVIIth, Enlightenment, XVIIIth, Romanticism, XIXth
FRE 527 – 17th Century "Moralists" 
FRE 531 – The Novel from Mme de Lafayette to Laclos
FRE 534 – French Literary Thought in the 18th century
FRE 541 – Romantic Poetry

Category III: Modern and Contemporary: Realism, XIXth, Modernism and XXth into XXIth
FRE 546 – Flaubert 
FRE 548 – Poetry from Baudelaire to the Surrealists
FRE 559 – French Literature from 1950 to the present

Category IV: Thematic Courses
FRE 506 – French Culture in France
FRE 513 – French and Francophone Studies
FRE 544 – Autobiographical Literature
FRE 550 – Sexual Citizenship in the French Speaking World 

Electives (9 credits)
WLL 515 – Translation Studies in the Romance Languages
WLL 520 – The Historical Avant-Garde
WLL 581 – Introduction to Graduate Studies in Romance Languages 
WLL 582 – Popular Culture and Cultural Studies 

Capstone: 2 Semester Sequence (6 Credits)
Select one of the following:

WLL 590 – Writing the Thesis Proposal
WLL 591 – Writing the Thesis: Prerequisite is WLL 590 

Special Project
WLL 592 – Special Project I
WLL 593 – Special Project II: Prerequisite is WLL 592 

Comprehensive Exam
WLL 594 – Comprehensive Exam Seminar I 
WLL 595 – Comprehensive Exam Seminar II