We encourage students earning a MA or PhD in a related field to add a minor in French to their degree program.
Such a minor lends breadth to students' programs while deepening their understanding of the field of inquiry, theoretical engagement, and methodologies of French studies today and allowing them to refine the linguistic skills necessary for advanced research and scholarly communication in the Francophone world.
In consultation with their advisor in their home department and the director of gradutuate studies in French, students wishing to complete the minor must plan to complete at least 9 credits for an MA minor or 12 credits for the PhD minor, chosen from the 5000-8000-level course offerings of the Department of French and Italian.
Director of Graduate Studies in French
Graduate Program Assistant
Further information is available from the Graduate School
The challenges—and rewards—of interdisciplinary work
Probing new frontiers is both difficult and rewarding. For Corbin Treacy, a graduate student in French whose work focuses on Algeria’s tumultuous public life following the country’s independence from France in 1962, crossing disciplinary boundaries means learning the landscapes of Algeria’s political climate, economy, and intellectual culture, in addition to theories of memory, transitional justice, and historiography.Continue Reading
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Congratulations to Mary Franklin-Brown:
The American Comparative Literature Association has awarded the 2103 Harry Levin Prize to Mary Franklin-Brown, Associate Professor in French and Italian, for her book Reading the World: Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age (University of Chicago).Continue Reading