Jul 12, 2020  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Arts in World Languages (French) (MAWL-FRNH)

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Advisor: Genevieve Peden, Ph.D.
349 Alexander

The goal of the Master of Arts in World Language program (French) is to improve the cultural and linguistic competence of students.

General objectives of the program include:

  1. Attainment of a professional level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in French;

  2. Acquisition and comprehension of cultural and literary knowledge, and the complexities of contemporary French-speaking societies; and

  3. Acquisition of research skills.

Admission Requirements

  1. Candidates must hold undergraduate majors or minors in the language of their specialization, with an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 and a grade point average of 3.0 in courses in the target language.

  2. Candidates must complete an oral proficiency interview in the language of their specialization with a rating of “Advanced-low” on the ACTFL scale.

  3. Conditional admission may be granted to candidates with deficiencies in target language proficiency. Such candidates must successfully complete deficiency courses including, but not limited to, FRNH 443 - Advanced French Grammar and Composition  and FRNH 444 - Advanced French Conversation . Graduate credit will not be granted for these courses.

  4. Applications will be reviewed by the faculty of the language area of specialization.

  5. Students must complete an oral proficiency interview in the language of their specialization.

Program Requirements
Students in all programs must complete a cultural immersion experience of at least six weeks in a country where the target language is predominant. Students who believe they have already fulfilled this requirement may petition to have the requirement waived or reduced; if the petition is approved, the candidate may substitute up to six hours of restricted electives. Students may satisfy this requirement through the intensive immersion experience offered in their language program. Similar programs of study with corroborating documentation may be accepted upon approval of the faculty of the area of concentration. Students should select a study abroad program in consultation with a faculty advisor prior to enrollment in any such program.

Students must, in consultation with the instructor, complete a master’s research project in the FLAN 650 - Graduate Research Seminar  course.

Course Requirements

The M.A. in World Languages (French) requires 30 hours of course work to be distributed as follows:

Restricted Elective Courses: 9 hours

400-level Courses:

Nine hours at the 400-level:

 * A maximum of nine hours of undergraduate course work may be permitted in the earning of any graduate degree.

Courses Recommended for Current or Future Teachers:

Graduate students who are current or future teachers may choose up to six hours of course work from the following courses:

Program Total: 30 hours

Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: World Languages

The following courses may be elected for graduate credit. A maximum of nine hours of approved 400-level course work may be permitted in the earning of any graduate degree.

If you intend to enroll in any of the following undergraduate courses for graduate credit, you must submit a request form to the Graduate School to receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise, you will receive undergraduate credit.

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