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In New Orleans and Louisiana, French is a living language. In no other state in the Union – in no other city – is French culture so integrally built into the social fabric and its heritage still so vitally in play. The strong appeal of our program both nationally and internationally demonstrates that place matters: students who choose Tulane understand the compelling logic of pursuing their passion in a city so thoroughly steeped in its Francophone past.  Located in what is often referred to as "the northernmost city of the Caribbean," Tulane is at the crossroads of the two Americas and the larger Atlantic world, and in proximity to Haiti and the French Antilles. With the cultural history of French in our city and region, a living tradition of Francophonie, and the presence and activities of the French Consul General, our city remains an ideal place for French study. 

As a student in Tulane's M.A. in French, you will be part of the recovery of New Orleans's French-speaking world. You will be contributing to the preservation of the cultural memory of French colonization and immigration from France, Canada, and the Caribbean, and of the city's historic linguistic and ethnic diversity.

The M.A. in French is designed to establish a comprehensive knowledge of French and Francophone literature as well as an acquaintance with linguistics, literary theory, and the techniques of literary scholarship. Successful completion of M.A. course work will serve as a platform for advanced study in the doctoral program. The minimum course requirement for the M.A. degree in French is 34 semester hours.

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