French and Francophone Studies

Students will complete their coursework for this option by choosing 9 courses from the Core Course options (21 units) and 3 courses from the Electives (9 units) as listed below. Substitutions may be allowed, subject to approval by DGS. Up to 3 thesis units of FREN 910 may count toward the 30 units required. Thesis units (FREN 910) may not be combined with Internship units (FREN 593) or Independent Studies units (FREN 599) but they may be taken in addition.

French and Francophone STUDIES

Courses are taught in French unless cross-listed or otherwise indicated.

  • Core Courses in Culture and Literature (21 units)

    • FREN 540  Topics in French Literature
    • FREN 542  French Narratives and Film
    • FREN 543  Contemporary Francophone Literature and Cinema
    • FREN 544  Topics in French Culture
    • FREN 545  Francophone Cultures and Traditions
    • FREN 547  Topics in Francophone Studies
    • FREN 552  French Cultural & Literary History: Contemporary France (20th-21st)
    • FREN 553  Literature in Context: Focus on a Historical period 
    • FREN 554  Critical Theory and French-Speaking World
    • FREN 555  French and Francophone Cinema
    • FREN 556  Topics in the Maghreb and the Near East—Peoples and Cultures
    • FREN 557  Topics in Sub-Saharan Africa—Peoples and Cultures
    • FREN 558  Topics in the Francophone Caribbean—Peoples and Cultures
  • Electives in Related Fields (9 units)

    • FREN 532  French Translation
    • FREN 525  Paris: Capsule/Capital of French Cultural History
    • FREN 533  Business French 1
    • FREN 534  Business French 2
    • FREN 561  French Linguistics
    • FREN 562  Linguistics and the Study of Literature
    • FREN 567  Topics in French Linguistics
    • FREN 563  Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpretation
    • FREN 573  Semiotics and Language
    • FREN 578  Literacy in L2/FL Classroom: Theory, Research, and Practice
    • FREN 579  Issues/Methods in Post-Second Foreign Language Teaching/Learning (required for GATs)
    • FREN 581  Technology and Foreign Language Learning
    • FREN 583  Materials Design
    • FREN 584  Second/Foreign Language Learning and the Web
    • FREN 586  Language Learning in Study Abroad Context
    • FREN 593  Internship (1-3 units)
    • FREN 599  Independent Study (1-3 units)
    • FREN 910  Thesis (up to 3 units)

Students may also select one or two electives from outside the French Department in consultation with the Director of Graduate studies. These courses must relate to the candidate’s program of study and future career plans. Options include Anthropology, History, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Latin American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies.

See Degree Requirements for detailed information about completing your Masters in French and Francophone Studies.

French 553 students at the Laura Volkerding Study Center, Center for Creative Photography