Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Department of French

The Major Goals

Website of the Department

Head of the Department

Administrative Secretary of the Department

Degree Programs and Courses

Academic Highlights

List of the Faculty Members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Overview

The department of French Language and Literature, officially began its work in 1956, at the undergraduate level, a year after the founding of the Faculty of Letters and Humanities. At present, the department offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in French Language and Literature and French Language Translation. Undergraduate students are required to complete 135 credit hours (including general education courses and required courses) within 8 semesters of enrollment and graduate students are required to complete 32 credit hours in a minimum of 4 semesters. Both degree programs include a thesis project (4 credit hours to earn a Master’s degree and 2 credit hours to earn a Bachelor’s degree). The Master's program requires students to defend their theses before they can graduate.

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The Major Goals

Undergraduate Program

The main focus of the first and second year curriculum for both disciplines (i.e., French Language and Literature and French Language Translation) is on basic courses, aiming to reinforce language skills through conversation, reading comprehension, writing, grammar, and phonology. Required courses begin by the 5th semester. During their course of study, undergraduate students of French Language and Literature get familiar with different literary genres (such as novels, plays, poetry, etc.), study literary schools of each period, and learn to explain and interpret literary works to a limited extent. Yet, French Language Translation chiefly concentrates on the structure of language coupled with translation and interpretation, targeting at developing translation skills in various domains for the graduates to be able to work as experts in public or private sectors.

Graduate Program

During the course of their graduate program, students of French Language and Literature gain a deeper understanding of literary texts through a series of specialized investigations. The major aim is, thus, to foster a spirit of criticism and deduction skills. At the end of this program, students should be prepared to shape a mental image of a particular concept on which they conduct practical research. This ability, along with their mastery of the French language, will be assessed through developing the Master’s thesis written entirely in French. Proposing scientific theories at this level could be limited to French literature or be extended to comparative literature, depending on the students’ interests. As for French Language Translation, the ultimate goal is to produce professional translators and efficient researchers in theories of translation and translation criticism. In this regard, professors, on the one hand, endeavor to strengthen the French and Persian linguistic knowledge of students by offering courses in applied linguistics, terminology, etc. and on the other hand acquaint them with the modern achievements of methodology and modern theories in translation and translation criticism. It is hoped that, by delving into Persian and French literatures, the alumni could largely contribute to the field of comparative literature. Moreover, they could provide access to the achievements of modern science through facilitating research into French resources and meeting the translation needs of different institutions.

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Website of the Department

 http://frenchdept.um.ac.ir/

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Head of the Department

 Jamshid Azari Azghandi

Education: M.A. in French Language and Literature

Academic Rank: Lecturer

Homepage:   azghandi.profcms.um.ac.ir

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 051-38805266

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Administrative Secretary of the Department

Yalda Naebian

Education: B.A. in Education

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 051-38806774

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Degree programs and sources

Degree Programs

Number of Students

B.A.

 

French Language and Literature

132

French Language Translation

82

M.A.

 

French Language and Literature

37

French Language Translation

30

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List of the Faculty Members

List of the Faculty Members

No

Name

Expertise

Academic Rank

1

Azari Azghandi Jamshid

French Language and Literature

Lecturer

2

Khameneh Bagheri Tahereh

French Language and Literature

Assistant Professor

3

Zendehboudi Mehran

French Language and Translation Studies

Assistant Professor

4

Sheibanian Maryam

French Language and Literature

Assistant Professor

5

Farsian Mohammad Reza

French Language and Literature

Associate Professor

6

Mazari Negar

French Language and Literature

Assistant Professor

7

Moslemi Majid

French Language and Literature

Lecturer

8

Mehrdadian Ali Mohammad

French Language Education

Lecturer

9

Nassehi Zohreh

French Language and Literature

Assistant Professor

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