Degree Requirements

Ph.D. Degree Requirements

Prerequisite

Completion of the M.A. degree in French at KU or a comparable institution.

Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to general requirements and those outlined above for the master’s degree in French.

  • 30 hours beyond the M.A. (excluding dissertation hours).
  • FREN 610 Thème et Version or FREN 620 Expository French Writing
  • FREN 700 Old French
  • FREN 704 Methods in French Language Instruction
  • FREN 720 Introduction to Graduate Studies in French
  • FREN 810 Criticism and Critical Methods
  • Proficiency in a second language, which can be a second Romance language, Latin, Greek, German, Arabic, or another language pertinent to the student’s career path and approved by the faculty. (Students specializing in medieval or Renaissance literature are strongly encouraged to take Latin.) Proficiency may be demonstrated by completion of the fourth-semester course (or equivalent) or by examination.
  • A satisfactory command of written and spoken French and a reasonable familiarity with the history and civilization of France and the francophone world.
  • Completion of at least 1 year of teaching in the department.
  • Such courses as the department may prescribe to ensure a broad grasp of the major field and the proper preparation for original research in the specific area of the dissertation. The comprehensive examinations in French are both written and oral.
  • Completion and defense of a satisfactory dissertation.

Note: Contact your department or program for more information about research skills and responsible scholarship, and the current requirements for doctoral students. Current policies on Doctoral Research Skills and Responsible Scholarship are available in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog and are listed in the KU Policy Library.

Handbook for Graduate Students

A detailed presentation of departmental regulations is included in the department’s Graduate Student Handbook.

Ph.D. Degree Requirements

Prerequisite

Completion of the M.A. degree in French at KU or a comparable institution.

Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to general requirements and those outlined above for the master’s degree in French.

  • 30 hours beyond the M.A. (excluding dissertation hours).
  • FREN 610 Thème et Version or FREN 620 Expository French Writing
  • FREN 700 Old French
  • FREN 704 Methods in French Language Instruction
  • FREN 720 Introduction to Graduate Studies in French
  • FREN 810 Criticism and Critical Methods
  • Proficiency in a second language, which can be a second Romance language, Latin, Greek, German, Arabic, or another language pertinent to the student’s career path and approved by the faculty. (Students specializing in medieval or Renaissance literature are strongly encouraged to take Latin.) Proficiency may be demonstrated by completion of the fourth-semester course (or equivalent) or by examination.
  • A satisfactory command of written and spoken French and a reasonable familiarity with the history and civilization of France and the francophone world.
  • Completion of at least 1 year of teaching in the department.
  • Such courses as the department may prescribe to ensure a broad grasp of the major field and the proper preparation for original research in the specific area of the dissertation. The comprehensive examinations in French are both written and oral.
  • Completion and defense of a satisfactory dissertation.

Note: Contact your department or program for more information about research skills and responsible scholarship, and the current requirements for doctoral students. Current policies on Doctoral Research Skills and Responsible Scholarship are available in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog and are listed in the KU Policy Library.

Handbook for Graduate Students

A detailed presentation of departmental regulations is included in the department’s Graduate Student Handbook.

Contact Info

Department of French and Italian

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2103
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4056
785-864-5179
frenital@ku.edu
http://www.frenchitalian.ku.edu/
Caroline Jewers, Chair
785-864-9062
Kimberly Swanson (French) / Marina DeFazio (Italian), Placement Advisors
785-864-9066 / 785-864-9064
kswanson@kuedu / defazio@ku.edu

Department of French and Italian

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2103
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-9062
785-864-5179
frenital@ku.edu
http://www.frenchitalian.ku.edu/
John T. Booker, Allan Pasco, Van Kelly, Undergraduate Advisors, French
785-864-4056
Jan Kozma, Crystal Hall, Undergraduate Advisors, Italian
785-864-4056

Department of French and Italian

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2068
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4056
785-864-5179
frenital@ku.edu
http://www.frenchitalian.ku.edu/
Bruce Hayes, Graduate Advisor
785-864-9028
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