French - M.A.

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
109 Satterfield Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2150
mcls@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/mcls


Description

The Master of Arts degree in French provides an advanced education in French, which integrates the language, linguistics, literature and culture of France and the latest methodologies in the teaching of French.

The French major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy concentration is intended primarily for students who wish to teach in elementary and secondary schools or beginning and intermediate levels of post secondary study, and to increase their effectiveness as teachers.
  • The Literature concentration is intended for those who wish to increase their knowledge of literature and culture along with their command of the language.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • CD or MP3/wav file with a 5-10-minute oral sample in the applicant's first and second languages (conversational, not read from a script)
  • Writing sample(s) in the applicant's second language, which should be accompanied by a signed declaration that the sample is original work and that the applicant received no help in its preparation. International applicants should also submit a writing sample in English

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements
FR 53213FRENCH COMPOSITION-ADVANCED 3
FR 53216CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CULTURE 3
Concentration
Choose from the following:27-30
Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy
Literature
Minimum Total Credit Hours:33-36

Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy Concentration Requirements

[AS-MA-FR-APLP]

Concentration Requirements
MCLS 50660METHODS OF TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES 13
MCLS 60601LINGUISTICS FOR THE LANGUAGE PROFESSIONS 3
MCLS 60698SECOND LANGUAGE RESEARCH METHODS 3
Second Language Courses12
Second Language Pedagogy Courses9
Minimum Total Credit Hours:30
1

Students who are already licensed to teach language in Ohio may, with departmental approval, substitute a graduate second-language pedagogy elective for MCLS 50660.

Literature Concentration Requirements

[AS-MA-FR-LIT]

Concentration Requirements
FR 63199THESIS I 6
Drama Elective3
Poetry Elective3
Prose Elective3
French Literature, Culture and Language Electives 112
Minimum Total Credit Hours:27
1

A maximum 6 credit hours of individual investigation research may be applied toward the degree.

Graduation Requirements

  • Students in the Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy concentration must successfully complete a final project, a portfolio or a comprehensive examination. In addition, students complete an exit oral interview and an exit essay examination in French. Students are encouraged to enroll in study-abroad courses (maximum 6 credit hours) and in specialized workshops in advanced language or pedagogy (maximum 4 credit hours). Departmental permission must be obtained before enrolling in such courses.
  • Students in the Literature concentration must complete a comprehensive examination.