University of Virginia
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
French Language and Literature
Ph.D.-French Language and Literature, M.A.-French Language and Literature
The Master's degree (usually completed in two academic years) is suitable either as a first professional degree or as a preparation for doctoral work. The Ph.D. allows specialization in a period of French literature, in African and New World literatures and cultures, in French civilization/culture, and in specific critical approaches to literature. The programs leading to these degrees have been carefully designed by the entire faculty to meet specific practical and intellectual goals.
The Ph.D. is a closely supervised research degree, emphasizing (1) extensive advanced work in at least two related fields of French studies; (2) a high degree of sophistication in appropriate aspects of theory and methods; and (3) proficiency in the expository, investigative and linguistic skills required in the chief modes of professional writing.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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