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.

Program Requirements

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Prerequisite Courses
These courses will be waived for students who place above this level.0-9
Beginning French I
Beginning French II
Intermediate French
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 Credits39-48
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 2513
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