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Armstrong adds online French program

Armstrong State University will offer a fully online Bachelor of Arts 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 online bachelor’s degree programs.

“This is very exciting news for Armstrong students,” said 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 nontraditional 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.

For more information, visit, email or call 912-344-2804.

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