Note: Normally no more than 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) of Directed Reading may be taken for credit.
In addition to Faculty of Arts requirements, the Department normally requires:
Master of Arts (thesis-based)
Eighteen units (3.0 full-course equivalents), including French 605 or Spanish 601, depending on the language of study.
Master of Arts (course-based)
Thirty units (5.0 full-course equivalents), including French 605 or Spanish 601, depending on the language of study.
Applicants lacking the requisite background in language or literature may be admitted as qualifying students. In this case, extra course work is normally required. A qualifying oral examination based on set texts may be required before the students attain regular Master of Arts status. Courses taken as a qualifying student do not normally count as part of the student's course requirements.
The department prohibits copyediting in students' thesis for the MA or PhD degrees.