Our philosophy is that technology, communications, and transportation advance, the world is shrinking. The ability to communicate in more than one language is a prized skill in the global marketplace, and the process of learning a language aids in neural development and mental flexibility. Our courses focus on both language and culture, helping our students to be better thinkers and global citizens.
Courses in foreign languages and literatures meet the general studies needs of all students and develop communication skills and appreciation for international literatures and cultures. Augusta University’s foreign language faculty have lived and studied in Europe, Africa, Canada, Mexico, and South America, as well as in the United States.
Students are introduced to many cultures and points of view through literature, film, journalism, and the Internet. Drama students read and produce French and Spanish plays, and faculty and students publish essays and poetry in academic journals, magazines, and in the yearly Foreign Language Notes. Students and faculty benefit from small upper-division classes, which create a sense of close community and warm congeniality.
Majors in Spanish and French are designed to prepare students for graduate school and teaching, as well as to supplement a variety of careers including civil service, communications, business, social services, and health professions.
• Advanced courses (3000 or 4000 level) in French, German, and Spanish (a foreign language at the 2002 level or equivalent is a pre-requisite for all advanced courses).
• MINOR in French, German, or Spanish: Four courses at the advanced level.
• MAJOR in French or Spanish Education: 10 courses at the advanced level, with a minor in Education. Additional educational and cultural programs are offered periodically through the Cullum Series (for academic credit) and the Lyceum Series.
Free, individual tutoring is available to students enrolled in Augusta University foreign language classes. Tutors are advanced students in French, German, and Spanish, and schedule tutoring sessions during the day and evening.