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    Mar 21, 2023  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French, BA with grad track option leading to French, MA

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The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers a grad track pathway through which students can complete a bachelor’s degree in four years and then earn a master’s degree in the fifth year. This is for highly motivated French majors who have maintained a high GPA in advanced French courses. Students must apply to this program during their junior year; at the time of application, students must have already completed 12 advanced hours in French.

Students will not be fully admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School until the bachelor’s degree has been earned; however, students may be conditionally admitted to this Grad Track Pathway after successfully completing 75 credit hours. Students conditionally admitted to this Grad Track Pathway must complete 90 credit hours before enrolling in Pathway courses.

Admission requirements and program policies

Admission requirements

Students are eligible for acceptance upon completion of 75 undergraduate hours, including at least 12 hours of advanced French courses.

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.

Recommended minimum GPA of 3.8 in 12 or more hours of advanced French courses.

French proficiency level of advanced or higher for writing and speaking is required (according to the Proficiency Guidelines published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

The following items must be submitted:

  • one letter of recommendation from a full-time member of the French faculty
  • a statement of purpose (1-2 pages in English)
  • a writing sample (minimum 2 pages in French)
  • an application to the Toulouse Graduate School

Submission of GRE scores is not required.

For students in the UNT Honors College, admission to the graduate program is guaranteed for students who satisfy these requirements.

Program policies

Undergraduate students who have been accepted to a grad track pathway option must complete all of their bachelor’s degree requirements and graduate within 12 months of the first day of the semester in which they are enrolled in graduate-level courses; otherwise, enrollment in graduate-level courses may no longer be allowed.

Admitted students will take 12 graduate hours during their senior year, which count first toward the bachelor’s degree, and then, upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, the courses may be transferred to the master’s degree.

Program requirements

In lieu of 4 advanced French courses in the fourth year, students will take any French courses at the 5000 level, except FREN 5016 and FREN 5026.

See French, BA  for the remainder of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

  • FREN 5150 - Seminar in French
  • FREN 5200 - Seminar in French
  • FREN 5300 - French Linguistics
  • FREN 5310 - Analysis of French Discourse
  • FREN 5320 - New Technologies for Teaching French
  • FREN 5330 - History of the French Language
  • FREN 5340 - French Structures and Stylistics
  • FREN 5350 - Theory and Analysis of Literary Texts
  • FREN 5360 - French Translation Theory & Practice
  • FREN 5410 - Topics in Medieval Literature
  • FREN 5430 - Topics in Renaissance Literature
  • FREN 5450 - 17th and 18th century French Theatre
  • FREN 5460 - The 17th and 18th Century French Epistolary Novel
  • FREN 5500 - Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century French Poetry
  • FREN 5520 - Nineteenth-Century French Prose
  • FREN 5540 - Twentieth-Century French Novel
  • FREN 5600 - French Women Writers
  • FREN 5710 - History of French Civilization to 1789
  • FREN 5715 - History of French Civilization Since 1789
  • FREN 5720 - Contemporary France
  • FREN 5730 - Topics on Contemporary France
  • FREN 5740 - Quebec Society and Culture

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