The prime objective of French studies at UTA is that every student become skilled in using the French language in all types of communication, and that he or she understand as fully as possible French and Francophone literature and civilization and the contributions they have made and continue to make to human culture.
The French Section of the Department of Modern Languages seeks
French at UTA offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
The program of undergraduate courses in French language, literature, and civilization gives every UTA student the opportunity to explore areas of linguistic, literary, and cultural activity of special interest to him or her. A variety of courses is offered each year—in language, periods, genres, themes, major writers, film, and civilization. This diversification allows students to construct a program in French according to personal aptitudes, interests, and goals and to achieve linguistic proficiency.
In addition to the requirements listed below, please complete one of the following worksheets as is appropriate for your chosen major or minor.
The B.B.A. in International Business offers a concentration in French (as well as German, Russian, and Spanish). In addition to the 32 credit hours in a foreign language, students gain a solid foundation in business course work including international exposure in business law, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Students are encouraged to participate in the study abroad program to supplement their studies at UTA. Programs designed for business students include studies in England, France, Germany, Norway, and Mexico. The University continues to develop exchange agreements with other recognized international universities.
Our graduate program offers a Master of Arts in Modern Languages with Concentration in French. It is the home of advanced studies on French and Francophone literatures, cultures, and societies. Faculty expertise encompasses many fields from the Middle Ages to the present, in several French-speaking countries and regions of the world. Students receive training and guidance in literary and cultural theory, critical methods, research and teaching applications of information technology, modern linguistics, hermeneutics, and socio-cultural and psychoanalytic interpretation. Focal areas of research include the historical interactions between French-speaking cultures, questions of gender and race, and relations between writing, art, cinema, and philosophical thought. Graduate students are regularly trained to teach and receive Teaching Assistantships.
Students become conversant with the tools and procedures required for twenty-first century translation work by using specialized translation memory software and simulating a collaborative work environment. Extensive practice in translating a variety of oral and written documents provides the skills to work in business, non-profit, and academic situations.
Students also learn the localization process. Localization is the adaptation of language, texts, products, and Web sites to the locale for which they are intended.
The Localization and Translation Certificate requires a minimum of two years (four semesters) and the following courses:
The localization and translation courses:
Two required culture courses: