Augustana College - Rock Island, IL

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Augustana College offers a major and minor in French, as well as a major for teaching French. The department is relatively large for a language department in a college of our size: between 15 and 20 majors in any year. The program is flexible and many students double-major -- in areas ranging from accounting to art history, from physics to philosophy -- all with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Unlike many college programs which are choosing less-challenging cultural overviews rather than teaching literature in the original language, Augustana's French department has maintained a strong language and literature program that is highly favorable with students. The program offers an array of courses at the advanced level, as well as beginning courses. The three full-time faculty all have the Ph.D. and a wide range of complementary specializations, including the expanding area of Francophone studies. Through study, international travel and family origin, the combined faculty also have experience with German, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek and Arabic languages. Outside the classroom At the end-of-term SoirŽe Francaise, every student in a French course gathers before a large audience in an auditorium to perform either a reading, monologue or short dialogue that demonstrates their learning in that term's coursework. This unique cocurricular event helps develop important public speaking skills and helps reinforce the camaraderie among our students in French studies. Because of the program's "critical mass," the department has several popular extracurricular activities organized by and for students of French, such as the French Club, a weekly French Table discussion group and the annual French play-entirely produced, directed and performed by students. During a six-week summer program through the UniversitŽ de Bourgogne, students can travel for two weeks and then engage in intensive French language study at the university in Dijon, France. Though the program is organized by and includes an Augustana faculty member, students study with native speakers/professors in a large university setting along with other students from around the world. Augustana's French Department also makes arrangements for students who wish to spend a semester or a year studying abroad.

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