The “Master  in Modern and Ancient Languages and Literature” trains specialists in French and Latin languages and literature.
At the end of their training, students will have an expert literary and linguistic knowledge allowing them to produce a precise and rigorous analysis, guided by a critical mind-set and intellectual independence, with a view to interpreting an author’s ideas, a question relating to a societal issue or a linguistic phenomenon in its context. The challenge for students is to demonstrate, on the basis of their critical mind-set, how the building blocks of their maternal language contributed to and developed the evolution of a language which is preeminent in modern society.
On successful completion of this programme, each student is able to :
1.2. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of French and Latin works of literature and their authors, by mastering the tools and methods used in the analysis and interpretation of those texts.
1.3. Apply knowledge of vocabulary and grammar to French and Latin texts looked at during the course or individually, on the basis of different activities (translations into and out of the language studied, individual research, argumentative essays, preparation of oral presentations and production of written work).
2.2. Définir le fonctionnement synchronique et l’évolution diachronique des deux systèmes de langue étudiés.
3.2. Implement a critical approach: identify the original sources of the data, assess their value and analyse their impact.
3.3. Demonstrate the ability to summarize: efficiently analyse the data inherent to a situation or a question with a view to drawing the most appropriate conclusions or solutions from them.
4.2. Communicate the results of research work in writing.
5.2. Acquire the independence necessary to develop lifelong independent learning.