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Department of English, Department of French | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

English and French Literatures (Joint)

Master of Arts

Students already trained in both literatures may continue studies beyond the undergraduate level in this joint program.

Students enrol in and, if successful, receive a degree from one of two departments known as the home department. The other is designated the associate department.

For information about initial FREN course selection, the French language placement test, and FREN course disciplines, visit http://www.sfu.ca/french/en/undergrad/placement-test.html

Admission Requirements

Students may apply to either the Department of English, or the Department of French, or to both, indicating a preference. Both departments must agree on the student’s admission or on conditions for admission.

A home department will be assigned in consultation with the student and with the agreement of both departments.

A minimum of 15 upper division undergraduate units in each discipline is required for admission.

The student, after admission and two terms of course work, will have the option of completing a master of arts (MA) degree. either with a thesis or without, subject to the agreement of both departments.

Supervision

The home department selects a joint supervisory committee of two faculty from the home department and one from the associate department.

Home Department Requirements

If the Department of English is the home department, students must complete both of

ENGL 880 - Pro-seminar I (4)

A professional seminar that provides students with a grounding in pedagogy and introduces professional aspects of English studies. Course will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michelle Levy
Fr 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
ENGL 881 - Pro-seminar II (4)

A professional seminar that provides students with a grounding in pedagogy and introduces professional aspects of English studies. Course will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michelle Levy
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 6106, Burnaby

See the Department of English about these requirements.

Concentration Requirements

In addition to both department requirements, students also complete either the MA with a thesis or without thesis, as follows.

MA with Thesis

For this option, students successfully complete another 20 units from Department of French and Department of English literature courses, including at least one from each department (one course from one department and three from the other, or two from each department). Students also complete a thesis of about 100 pages on a topic acceptable to the supervisory committee, and it is defended at an oral examination as described in “1.9 Preparation for Examinations” and “1.10 Examinations”.

MA without Thesis

Students successfully complete another 30 units selected from Department of French and the Department of English literature courses, including at least two courses from each department (two from one department and four from the other, or three from each department) and a written field exam based on three completed courses. Field exam preparation is on the advice of the supervisory committee.