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DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE:
Professor Edward Berenson
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES:
Professor Frédéric Viguier
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS:
Professor Frédéric Viguie
The Institute is located in a charming townhouse in historic Washington Mews, adjacent to La Maison Française, the University’s center for French cultural activities. The Mews house provides offices, a library, a seminar room, a student lounge, and a spacious periodical reading room.
Master of Arts Program in French Studies
The M.A. program is designed for students interested in careers in international business and banking, the media, government, and cultural organizations or in teaching French civilization in secondary schools or two-year colleges. Full-time students who attend the Institute’s eight-week summer program in Paris complete the M.A. degree in one calendar year. Part-time students normally take two years to meet the course requirements.
Joint Degree Master of Arts in French Studies and Journalism
The joint master’s degree in French studies and journalism offered in cooperation with the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute provides education and training at the master’s level for students seeking careers as professional newspaper, magazine, or broadcast journalists or in other fields that require strong writing skills. Courses from both departments are combined to provide students with specialized knowledge of France and journalistic writing and/or broadcasting skills. Further details and requirements of the joint M.A. program with journalism can be found in the Journalism section of this bulletin.
Dual Degree Master of Arts in French Studies and Master of Business Administration
Candidates for dual program with the Leonard N. Stern School of Business must submit two applications: one to the Institute and one to the School of Business. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of both the Institute and the School of Business, and admission is subject to approval by both. The ability to read French and to understand the spoken language is a prerequisite. The dual degree M.A.-M.B.A. program is intended for students seeking careers in business and finance that might require residence in and detailed knowledge of France.
Dual Degree Master of Arts in French Studies and Juris Doctor
Candidates for the dual degree program with the School of Law must submit two applications: one to the Institute and one to the School of Law. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of both the Institute and the School of Law, and admission is subject to approval by both. The ability to read French and to understand the spoken language is a prerequisite. The dual degree M.A.-J.D. program in French studies and law offered in cooperation with the New York University School of Law is of special interest to students who wish to continue an undergraduate interest in French society and culture while preparing for a professional career in law. The influence of French law in Europe, in the European Union, and in the developing world makes the dual degree useful for students who wish to work for public or private clients with business in those areas.
Joint Degree Doctor of Philosophy in French Studies and French
The joint Ph.D. program in French Studies and French is designed for students interested in developing research expertise in the history and analysis of literary texts closely linked to their social, culture, and political contexts. It prepares students to teach both literature and civilization in French departments and gives them the scholarly expertise to integrate the two. The joint program combines strong training in literary analysis with substantial exposure to the study of France, Europe, and the Francophone world offered by historians and social scientists. Students applying to the program should have background both in French literature and in history and the social sciences. The program covers French politics, society, culture, and literature since the French Revolution, although students develop a narrower research specialty within this time period.
Joint Degree Doctor of Philosophy in French Studies and History
The joint Ph.D. program in French Studies and History is designed for students interested in combining a multidisciplinary approach to the study of France and the Francophone world, with broad graduate training in European history. Students pursuing the degree may wish to prepare for careers of research and teaching in a history department and/or a French department, with a specialty in French culture and civilization.
Advanced Certificate Program in French Studies
The Institute offers an Advanced Certificate of Achievement in French Studies designed for (1) students in other doctoral or professional programs having a research or career interest relating to France; (2) individuals teaching or planning to teach French in universities, colleges, or secondary schools who desire intensive training in French civilization to complement their education in language and literature; and (3) professionals working in business, cultural organizations, government, the media, and other areas requiring expert knowledge of contemporary French culture and society. The certificate is awarded on successful completion of four courses (16 points) with at least a B average. No examination or supplementary written work is required.