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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French Major, MA


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Thesis Option

  • Completion of a minimum of 24 hours in course work plus at least 6 hours in course FREN 500  Thesis. FREN 501  is required. A maximum of 6 hours may be taken at the 400-level; the rest at the 500-level; and under certain conditions, the student may take 600-level seminars. If the student chooses to have a minor (such as Italian or Portuguese), at least 24 hours (including 6 hours of thesis) must be taken in the major and 6 hours in the minor.
  • A thesis with a minimum of 6 hours in course FREN 500 .
  • A written examination covering the course work and selected items from a master reading list.
  • A final oral examination covering the thesis.

Non-Thesis Option

  • Completion of at least 30 hours with a maximum of 9 at the 400-level and the rest at the 500-level, including FREN 501 . Under certain conditions, the student may take 600-level seminars. If the student chooses to have a minor (such as Italian or Portuguese), at least 24 hours must be taken in the major and 6 hours in the minor.
  • A research paper from a course, which the candidate substantially expands with the approval of the committee.
  • A written examination covering the course work and selected items from a master reading list.
  • A final oral examination to discuss the research paper.

Five-Year BA-MA Program – French Major

For qualified students, the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures offers a 5-year BA-MA program with a BA major in French and Francophone Studies and a non-thesis MA major in French. The primary component of the program is that a qualified student may take up to 9 hours of approved graduate courses for their senior undergraduate electives and have them count toward both the BA degree and the MA degree. Qualifications for admission to the program are:

  • The student must have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in undergraduate French courses to be considered for admission to the program.
  • Conditional and full admission of a student into this program must be approved by the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures and by the Graduate School.
  • Conditional admission may be granted after completing 64 hours of the requirements for the BA in French and Francophone Studies, as specified by any Undergraduate Catalog in effect during that student's attendance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, provided that the Catalog has been in effect within six years of the date of graduation.
  • Conditional admission must be obtained before taking a graduate course that is to be used to satisfy the requirements of both the BA degree and the MA degree.
  • Full admission may be granted after completing 96 hours of the requirements for the BA in French and Francophone Studies, as specified by any Undergraduate Catalog in effect during that student's attendance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, provided that the Catalog has been in effect within six years of the date of graduation. A cumulative GPA of 3.5 in undergraduate French courses is required for full admission.
  • Any course taken for graduate credit prior to satisfying all requirements for the BA degree must be approved by the department head (or designee) and by the Graduate School.
  • A student will not be eligible for a graduate assistantship until the student has satisfied all of the requirements for the BA degree.

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