The French minor is a course of study designed as a second field for students interested in developing their fluency in French and gaining the understanding of culture and literature that comes from the study of a foreign language.
Students are able to obtain a minor in French by taking Beginning French I and II, Intermediate French I and II, and two three-credit advanced French electives. A student whose placement test results have exempted him or her from one or more of these courses is required to take only the remaining courses required for the minor.
Lyon allows students to develop an individualized major with the approval of their advisor, the division chair, and the provost, as indicated in the Lyon College Course Catalog. Students regularly obtain an individualized major in French by taking courses both at Lyon and in Poitiers. Because this individualized major requires approval and is contingent on study abroad, it is recommended (though not required) that students plan to take a double major in French and another subject matter to assure that they are prepared for all contingencies.
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