French Major, French Civilization Concentration (B.A.)

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. Students who place at the appropriate level on the mandatory Montclair State Placement Test may begin the French major in their freshman year.

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science3
H. Mathematics 3
I. Natural Science Laboratory4
J. Physical Education1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Total Credits42

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Fulfilled by major.0
World Cultures0-3
Total Credits0-3

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements42
World Languages and Cultures Requirements0-3
Major Requirements39
Free Electives39-36
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Prerequisite Courses
FREN 101, FREN 112, and FREN 121 may be required as prerequisites.
Required Courses
Language Category
FREN 203Mastering French3
FREN 205Perfecting French Pronunciation3
FREN 206French Conversation3
FREN 210Reading and Writing about Literature in French3
FREN 270The Art of Writing in French3
Film Category
FREN 286French Film3
or FREN 289 Francophone Film
Civilization Cateogry
FREN 302Inventing France: From the Gauls to the Revolution3
FREN 304French Civilization from Napoleon to World War II3
FREN 360France from World War II to the Present3
Literature Category
Complete one course from the following:3
Seventeenth Century French Theater
Eighteenth Century French Theater
Introduction to Women Authors of French-Speaking Africa
Dada And Surrealism
Seventeenth Century French Literature
The French Renaissance
Eighteenth Century French Literature
Nineteenth Century French Literature
Survey of French Poetry
Contemporary French Drama
Development of French Novel to 1900
Francophone Literature
Twentieth Century French Literature
Explication De Texte
Elective Courses
Select 3 courses from the list below.9
Total Credits39
Electives
FREN 202Seventeenth Century French Theater3
FREN 204French Stylistics and Composition3
FREN 208Mediterranean Civilization and the Origins of French Culture3
FREN 211Eighteenth Century French Theater3
FREN 283Introduction to Women Authors of French-Speaking Africa3
FREN 286French Film3
FREN 289Francophone Film3
FREN 315Dada And Surrealism3
FREN 321Business French I3
FREN 325Structure of the French Language3
FREN 330Advanced Spoken Language Practice3
FREN 332Business French II3
FREN 334Seventeenth Century French Literature3
FREN 335The French Renaissance3
FREN 336Eighteenth Century French Literature3
FREN 339Nineteenth Century French Literature3
FREN 340Survey of French Poetry3
FREN 341Contemporary French Drama3
FREN 345Development of French Novel to 19003
FREN 349Francophone Literature3
FREN 350Translation I3
FREN 351Translation II3
FREN 352Twentieth Century French Literature3
FREN 365Introduction to Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting3
FREN 367Seminars3
FREN 368Seminars3
FREN 369Seminars3
FREN 371Explication De Texte3
FREN 375French Study Abroad3-9
FREN 380Cooperative Education for the French Major4-8
FREN 410Advanced French Grammar3
FREN 418Theories and Approaches to Teaching French as a Second Language3
FREN 419Teaching French in P-12: Practice3
FREN 452Translation III3
FREN 470Seminars3
FREN 472French Language Workshop3
FREN 478Independent Study1-3

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (H) Mathematics 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives 3
FREN 101 Beginning French I 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
FREN 112 Beginning French II 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
FREN 121 Intermediate French 3
FREN 206 French Conversation 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
FREN 203 Mastering French 3
FREN 210 Reading and Writing about Literature in French 3
FREN 289
Francophone Film
or French Film
3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
FREN 206 French Conversation 3
FREN 210 Reading and Writing about Literature in French 3
FREN 350 Translation I 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
FREN 270 The Art of Writing in French 3
FREN 302
Inventing France: From the Gauls to the Revolution
or French Civilization from Napoleon to World War II
or France from World War II to the Present
3
FREN 351 Translation II 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
FREN 302
Inventing France: From the Gauls to the Revolution
or French Civilization from Napoleon to World War II
or France from World War II to the Present
3
Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
FREN 365
Introduction to Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting
or Translation III
3
Literature Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120