Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
French, German and Spanish are three languages in which a student may do a M.A. in Modern Languages and Literatures. Graduate students are expected to have full mastery of the target language with courses taught in that language. Students may concentrate on literature, teaching methods or culture. All will receive a solid grounding in literature and will need to demonstrate that on an M.A. examination. Courses are offered in the literatures of France, Francophone Africa, Germany, Spain, and Latin America. Courses in research and literary theory, methods of teaching foreign languages, women's studies, cultural theory and film are also available. Given the department's high-tech audio-visual laboratory, students are expected to gain knowledge of teaching through new technologies. The thesis, professional papers or in-house papers may be written in English, French, German or Spanish.
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M.A. Modern Languages and Literatures
Either a thesis or a non-thesis program may be selected; 30 total graduate semester credits are required for the thesis program and 36 total graduate semester credits for the non-thesis requirement.
In the first semester of graduate study, all candidates must take MCLG 501, Introduction to Research Methods and Textual Criticism. At any time during their course of graduate study, a minimum of one course in the MCLG/ENLT 522 Comparative Literature offerings must be taken. Graduate students are expected to enroll in all graduate level courses offered in their respective languages and must take a minimum of 15 credits in the major language area. For the thesis option, a maximum of 6 credits is allowed for the thesis, and there is a 3-credit elective.
See the graduate advisor for requirements concerning examinations, theses, and professional papers. Each degree candidate must arrange a program of study with the section's Graduate Advisor before beginning course work for the degree. All graduate candidates are expected to engage in some teaching.
Graduate students interested in Russian, Classics, Japanese or Chinese Studies are encouraged to enroll in the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program.
1. Application Materials and Deadline
Fall - Priority will be given to complete application packets postmarked by March 1. Complete application packets received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.
Instructions for applying to the Graduate School are in the Applying for Admission section on this web site.
In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures also requires:
- A letter of intent in the target language (French, German, Spanish).
- A writing sample in the target language such as an academic paper, corrected by a professor.
- A writing sample in English.
- Three letters of recommendation (We prefer electronic submission through the Admission Application. If the electronic method is used there is no need to send paper copies to the department.)
- Proof of oral proficiency in the target language (tape, cd or dvd).
2. Program Requirements for Admission
3. Assistantship Application
A letter requesting consideration for a teaching assistantship should accompany the graduate application, if a student wishes to teach.
4. International Students
For additional information about financial assistance, see the Financial Information section on this web site.
Teaching assistantships are available to some qualified applicants who have been admitted to the M.A. program. Applicants for assistantships are considered on the basis of knowledge and skills in the language area as well as scholarship and potential to undertake advanced study and research. Teaching assistants are responsible for a first-year language class. In addition to a monthly wage, teaching assistants receive a waiver of the tuition fee (out-of-state or in-state) and the registration fee. Other fees charged by the University are not included in the TA fee waiver package. Teaching assistants are required to register for nine graduate credits for their M.A. program each semester.
Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Liberal Arts Building, Room 313
Federal Express Delivery - Street Address
32 Campus Drive #6192
Missoula, MT 59812-6192
Dr. Linda Gillison
Graduate Program Directors
Dr. Marton Marko (German)
Dr. Benedicte Boisseron (French)
Dr. Maria Bustos (Spanish)
Program information last updated 12/09