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University Catalog 2015-2016 (Final Quarter Catalog) 
University Catalog 2015-2016 (Final Quarter Catalog) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French, M.A.

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The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is NOT accepting applications for the MA in French at this time. Please consult with the department for further information.

The Master of Arts degree in French is designed to enable students to attain a high level of proficiency in the French language and its literature and to employ it skillfully in such pursuits as teaching, writing, translating, and communications, or as preparation for undertaking doctoral study.

Admission to the Program

In addition to applying to the University, applicants must file a departmental application for admission along with official transcripts of all previous college work. These documents must reach the department early in the quarter preceding that in which course work for the degree is to begin. Applicants who hold a baccalaureate from Cal State L.A. and have not attended another college since graduation must also file a departmental application early in the quarter preceding graduate enrollment. No transcripts are required.

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must have a Bachelor of Arts degree in French, or equivalent, and a minimum B (3.0) grade point average in Upper Division French courses. Applicants must also satisfy the departmental standards for oral proficiency in French. In addition, beginning Latin is recommended prior to enrollment in FREN 501.

Requirements for the Degree (48 units)

A total of 48 units is required, with at least 24 in 500-level courses.

In addition, three quarters (one year) of University-level study of an additional language other than English is required prior to advancement to candidacy.

Required Courses (28 units)

Comprehensive Examination (0 units)

Students should expect to take the comprehensive examination (FREN 596 ) the quarter they complete all course work in their program and must comply with college and departmental requirements.

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