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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


French (FRE)

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Master of Arts (M.A.)
CIP Code: 16.0901
College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 34

Contact Information:
College of Arts and Sciences
World Languages Department (WLE)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue CPR107
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Anne Latowsky
Phone: 813-974-3257
Email: alatowsk@usf.edu

Website: http://www.cas.usf.edu/languages/


Faculty Search: Arts and Sciences Faculty List


Program Information


Contact Program for Information.

 

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: February 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: January 15

Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.


Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

Same as University requirements plus:

  • 2-3 letters of recommendation
  • writing sample in French
  • an oral interview in French (can be done by phone)

The GRE is not required.

 

Admissions Status: Apply

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Program Degree Requirements

  • Proficiency in a second foreign language.
  • Satisfactory completion of a written comprehensive examination on French language, literature, and civilization. This exam is based on a reading list.
 

REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

FOW6805

Bibliography

1

 

CORE REQUIREMENTS

 

Plan A - graduate courses in French

37

Students take the required FOW 6805 and select the remaining 12 French graduate courses as approved by the Graduate Program Director.

Comprehensive Exam 5 exams from a selected reading list the semester the student completes coursework.

This is a non-thesis option.

Plan B - graduate courses in French & other departments

37

Students take the required FOW 6805 and select the remaining graduate courses as approved by the Graduate Program Director. Nine to 10 of those courses will be in French and two to three will be graduate courses in another area/department (for a total of 12 courses), as approved by the French Graduate Program Director.

Comprehensive Exam 5 exams from a selected reading list the semester the student completes coursework, with 4 exams in French and one in the selected other area/department

This is a non-thesis option.

Plan C - 28 semester hours in French plus a thesis (6 credit hours)

34

Students take the required FOW 6805 and select the remaining 9 French graduate courses as approved by the Graduate Program Director.

Comprehensive Exam 5 exams from a selected reading list the semester the student completes coursework.

FRE6971

Thesis: Master's

6

Plan D - 28 semester hours plus a thesis (6 credit hours)

34

Students take the required FOW 6805 and select the remaining graduate courses as approved by the Graduate Program Director. Six to seven of those courses will be in French and two to three will be graduate courses in another area/department (for a total of 9 courses), as approved by the Graduate Program Director.

Comprehensive Exam 5 exams from a selected reading list the semester the student completes coursework, with 4 exams in French and one in the selected other area/department.

FRE6971

Thesis: Master's

6

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Special Programs Overseas
The Department of World Languages, in cooperation with the International Affairs Center, offers several study programs overseas. These include study in several locations in France and Canada. For complete details, contact the program advisors or the International Affairs Center.

 

MINIMUM TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS (beyond baccalaureate degree)

34

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College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

See USF Degree Requirements —
http://www.grad.usf.edu/policies.php

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

FOW6805, FRE6971,