2020-2021 Catalog


The beauty of the French language has captured the fascination of other cultures and maintained a significant role throughout the ages. At MMC, we recognize that French is an increasingly influential vehicle for diplomacy. It is one of the five official languages of the United Nations, and it is designated as the official or co-official language of 29 countries in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. We offer you a challenging and exciting exploration of the French language and culture.

To meet our students’ needs, the French program offers a variety of courses which provide:

  • Basic language instruction to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency;
  • A study of cultural developments in France and the Francophone world;
  • An understanding of literature, music, film, and the arts in historical and contemporary contexts;
  • Global awareness as a member of a multilingual multicultural community at home and abroad;
  • Opportunities to study or volunteer in a French-speaking country.

Students who become proficient in French prepare for a variety of entry-level positions in international business, government, schools, museums and galleries. Recent graduates proficient in French include corporate executives, scholars, teachers, curators, translators, interpreters, and diplomats.

The course sequence in French offers an alternative path towards completing Gen. Ed. requirements. For details, see “The Language Path”.

Division: Humanities and Social Sciences
Division Office: The Faculty Center 301
Phone: 646-393-4111
Division Chair: Jennifer N. Brown, Ph.D. 
Administrative Assistant: Alexandra Dill

Program Faculty:

Julie Ann Huntington

Associate Professor of English and World Literatures

B.A., Eastern Michigan University

M.A., Vanderbilt University

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

The Faculty Center 500

Phone: 646-393-4117


Carmen Coll

Professor Emerita of French

Officier des Palmes Academiques Licence-es-Lettres, University of

Nancy Maitrise, Sorbonne University

Ph.D., The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY


French Courses (FREN)