Stay On Track with Montclair State's Summer Sessions Program

Montclair, NJ--College and college-bound students can accelerate their degree programs, maintain their academic momentum, or get a jumpstart on their academic careers by enrolling in one of Montclair State University's Summer Sessions. Three-, four-, six-, eight-, and twelve-week sessions are available, and students can register up to the first day of each session. Sessions begin May 18, May 25, June 6, June 15, June 29, July 13, and Aug. 10.

With more than 900 sections of classes, students from Montclair State, those from other colleges and universities, as well as students who have been accepted to begin college in the fall, can take advantage of the wide range of courses in areas of interest from general education to major requirements. Course offerings in traditional, hybrid, and online class formats are available throughout the summer.

To date, more than 6,000 students have enrolled in summer courses at Montclair State, including students from Georgetown, Princeton, Rutgers, Syracuse, Boston University, West Virginia, Penn State, and Villanova, among others.

Montclair State's campus is optimal for summer study, located just 30 minutes from New York City, easily accessible by public transportation, and just minutes from a variety of stores, eateries, and entertainment offered in Montclair Township and the neighboring communities.

Among the offerings this year is the Intensive Summer Foreign Language Program. Students studying a foreign language or who need to satisfy a college or university foreign language requirement can take advantage of Montclair State University's intensive summer program in language and literature. Students can learn a semester's worth of Beginning Chinese or Beginning Hebrew in four weeks; the equivalent of two semesters of Beginning Arabic or French in eight weeks; and even tackle three semesters of Beginning and Intermediate French in just 12 weeks. Other languages include Beginning Japanese, and Intermediate Italian and Spanish. Some available courses include:

The French Language Workshop, which prepares students for the DELF and DALF, the French language placement examinations most recognized in Europe.

Seventeenth-Century French Literature, which uses art and film to complement readings of 17th- century literature, from Pascal, Mme de La Fayette, and La Fontaine to Corneille, Racine, and MoliƩre. This online course will examine literary works in their historical contexts, with discussions centering on topics such as courtly standards and performance at Versailles and the importance of women and salon culture.

20th-Century French Theater will have graduate- level students discussing the plays of Beckett, Genet, Sartre, Anouilh, Ionesco, Giraudoux, and Monterlant.

For more information on all Summer Sessions Programs, go to or call 973-655-4352.

There's also time to register for the MSU Summer Study Abroad Institute's "Montclair in Nice: French Language and Civilization," June 29-July 29. Participants will have an opportunity to study on the French Riviera while taking courses about French language and literature. For more information about the Study Abroad Institute, call 973-655-4185 or go to Montclair in Nice.

Released: May 21, 2009