French, minor

Program Overview

Do you have a passion for learning new languages and exploring diverse cultures? If so, learning how to speak, read, and write French as well as diving into the nuances of this fascinating universal culture might be just the right minor for you.

Multiple language fluency will prepare you to participate effectively in a multilingual global society. A minor in French is offered to those who wish to complement study in another discipline. Coursework can only approximate a bilingual setting and does not necessarily guarantee appropriate language proficiency. Therefore, students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the target language and complete more than the minimum number of language classes.

“Le programme de Français vous souhaite la Bienvenue à notre université."

Alain Lescart, Ph.D., Professor of French & Literature

Language & Curiosity | Alain Lescart

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Language & Curiosity | Alain Lescart

Course List

For information about the courses required for the French, minor program, view the PLNU Catalog. 

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Student Support

For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

Those who study French and other foreign languages promote the understanding of diverse ways of life and meaningfully impact society by building relationships across languages and cultures as globally engaged servants and scholars.

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Alain Lescart, Ph.D.

Dr. Alain Lescart, professor of French, wants you to know he used to breed French cats. That statement alone may seem odd, but not when you read it in context of knowing the man himself. Saying that Lescart is a jack-of-all-trades is putting it lightly. He might just be a full-blown renaissance man.

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A minor in French can help lead to careers in the following:

  • Language Teaching
  • Language Interpretation
  • Translation
  • Law Enforcement
  • Social work
  • Immigration
  • Health
  • U.N.
  • Peace Corps
  • Law
  • Subtitling/Voiceover
  • Ministry
  • Nonprofit Work