Mission Statement of the French MA Program
To provide an advanced education in French, which integrates the language, linguistics, literature and culture of France, the literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world, and the latest methodologies in the teaching of French.
The graduates of the French MA Program will be trained in and will be able to pursue a career in teaching, or in any industry where the following skills are needed:
The graduates of the French MA Program will acquire a broad base of knowledge that draws together:
Master of Arts in French
The MA in French prepares students for a variety of public and private careers, including academic positions, and provides them a foundation to continue their education at the doctoral level. Our graduates have gone on to teach at public and private high schools and in community colleges and universities; others are pursuing careers in business and government agencies.
While students work closely with the Director of Graduate Studies, their Faculty Mentors, and other professors to craft a curriculum that suits their individual needs and interests, here is a summary of our primary areas of emphasis:
Provides students a comprehensive overview of French literature and culture and prepares them to pursue work at the Ph.D. level in French.
Prepares students for a career in teaching, or for continued studies at the doctoral level in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs, such as the UA's Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching.
Offers three areas of emphasis (Near Eastern, African, or Caribbean), as well as the opportunity to take classes in a related discipline, such as Near Eastern Studies, Anthropology, Gender and Women’s Studies, History, or Political Science.
Prepares students for teaching careers in high schools, includes the certification required by secondary
Offers highly qualified undergraduates at the UA have the option of beginning coursework toward the M.A.
during their last year of undergraduate studies, and completing the Master of Arts in their fifth year at the
Qualified graduate students are encouraged to take advantage of the following: