University to Introduce Online B.A. in French in Fall 2015
(Aug. 11, 2015) — Armstrong State University will offer a fully online B.A. in French, as well as a French minor, starting in the Fall 2015 semester. The program is available through eMajor, a consortium of University System of Georgia schools that partner with one another to deliver high-quality, online bachelor's degree programs.
“This is very exciting news for Armstrong students,” notes Dorothée Mertz-Weigel, an associate professor of French Language and Literature. “Many careers require that employees know more than one language, plus French is spoken on every continent around the world. These online classes will offer the flexibility for traditional undergraduates as well as active-duty military, working professionals and non-traditional students to have the opportunity to complete a degree in French.”
The eMajor is delivered in virtual classrooms, with students electing to take core courses on campus or online. The French track emphasizes knowledge of modern foreign cultures and enables students to focus on one modern language while achieving speaking facility in one or two others.
The French major supports advanced studies in areas such as modern languages, history, art history, philosophy or political science. When combined with business economics courses, the degree can open up international opportunities in business, government, education, media, travel and social services. Potential careers may also include translating, interpreting and teaching foreign languages.