MDFL Honors Program
Since 2011, the MDFL Department Honors Program recognizes superior acheivement in French, German and Spanish. In order to be admitted to the Program, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- French, German, MDFL, or Spanish major
- junior status
- completion of one 300-level course in the target language; one course com/con suggested
- 3.4 minimum overall G.P.A.
- 3.7 minimum G.P.A. in the MDFL major
Admission to the Program must also be approved by the student's thesis director and the department chair, typically during the spring semester of an applicant's junior year. Once admitted to the program, candidates work closely with a chosen faculty member to complete a thesis in the target language. A minimum grade of B+ is required on the final draft of the thesis in order for the candidate to be awarded Department Honors. For additional information, download an Honors application.
Candidates also have opportunities to present their research at the annual spring Augustana Symposium or at regional or national conferences. Research funding is also available to help defray travel costs to attend regional or national conferences.
Academic Honor Societies
The Department is also proud to sponsor three national foreign-language honor societies:
Students who meet the requirements for membership are invited to join and are eligible to apply for national scholarships for study abroad.
Recent Honors Recipients
- Marissa Knaak—German
- Ende eines Krieges? Der Vertrag von Versailles aus der heutigen Perspektive.
- Evan Livermore—German
- Effizienz im Gesundheitswesen: Deutschland und die Vereinigten Staaten im Vergleich.
- Kelly Silvers—French
- La Vie et la poésie de Charles d'Orléans.