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.
Did you take French, German, or Spanish in high school? You can receive course credit by taking the world language placement exam, which is free to all students accepted at Augusta University. To register for the exam, contact Academic Advising or Testing Services for D2L access.
Depending on your exam performance, you may be placed into a 1002, 2001, 2002, or upper-division course. To earn credit for the prior courses, you must first take the course you place into. For example, if you place into 2002 and complete that course with a C or better, you can received credit for 1001, 1002, 2001 AND 2002.
Once you have completed your assigned course, you will complete the placement exam credit form, pay a fee of $5 per credit hours earned ($15 for a 3-credit course), and your credit will be applied to your transcript.
If you have any questions, please contact the Department of English and World Languages at 706-737-1500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses in world 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 world 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 World 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 world 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.