The specialties of the academic faculty of the Department of French Literature are concerned with modern and contemporary literature as well as French linguistics. We have an academic team that is capable and prepared to address a wide variety of student interests and demands. The master's program is especially unique as students are required to take all courses in its curriculum. This requirement encourages an open mind for the French language and its literature, without becoming too narrow-minded in any one single area of study. Small class sizes mean rich, meaningful courses and thorough research advisement by experts in their field.