Degree Requirements: Satisfactory completion of graduate studies totaling at least 32 points (at least 24 in residence at New York University in New York or Paris) and a comprehensive examination. Students are required to take Proseminar/Textual Analysis FREN-GA 1101. Students in French are also expected to acquire a solid background in critical practice and a broad knowledge of all periods of French literature by completing at least one course each in six of seven areas (Middle Ages; Renaissance; 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries; Francophone) and one course in textual analysis. Following the completion of the required courses, a student must pass a comprehensive written examination based on the M.A. reading list in French. Examination dates are available from the departmental office.