Graduate Studies

Master of Arts with Extended Essay

Program Requirements

This program has two options, consisting of course work and either a thesis or two extended essays, for a minimum of 30 graduate units. Students should consult their supervisors when selecting elective course work.

Students must complete nine units from their chosen concentraton in either French linguistics or literature and requirements extended essays option

Extended Essays

24 units of graduate course work

and extended essays

FREN 998 - Extended Essays (6) Students selecting this option are required to complete a minimum of 30 units consisting of 24 units of graduate coursework and two extended essays (6 units), as detailed in what follows.

The 24 units of coursework must include at least 9 French graduate units in linguistics and literature. With their supervisor's approval, students may take a combination of:

  • up to 12 units of 800 level courses that are offered concurrently with 400 level courses in the Department of French, such as FREN 804, 806, 811, 816, 820, 823, 824, 825, 826, 852.
  • up to 15 units of graduate coursework outside the Department of French, including up to 12 units outside this university.

In the extended essays option, the two extended essays are evaluated by instructors in courses previously taken by the student. Each extended essay must be a minimum 25 pages in length. The essays must be submitted no later than one term following the completion of coursework. A minimum grade of B is required for successful completion. Essays can be revised and resubmitted until a minimum B grade is reached. Extended essays need not be submitted to SFU Library.

Recommended Timelines for Students

Extended Essays Option (24 credit hours of coursework)

First Semester 1 or 2 courses
Second Semester 1 or 2 courses. Appointment of Supervisor and Supervisory Committee
Third Semester 1 or 2 courses
Fourth Semester
1 or 2 courses
Fifth Semester Any remaining coursework.
Sixth Semester Student completes two final extended essays of 25 pages each including the bibliography.

Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations

All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations, as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled