French studies program at IUSB continue

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By: MEAGAN KOWALIK
Staff Writer
mkowalik@umail.iu.edu

Rumors about IU South Bend ending its French program are false.
According to Dr. Oscar Barrau, chair of the World Language Studies at IU South Bend, all academic programs in the World Language Studies department will be offering major and minor programs to all students for fall and spring semesters. This includes bachelor’s degrees in French, German, Spanish and a minor study in East Asian Studies, Japanese.
The French studies program for the 2015-2016 academic year has two adjunct instructors, Sharon Brinker and Gregory Harris, who are teaching first and second year level courses in French at IU South Bend, Barrau said.
Courses in the upper division of French and German studies at IU South Bend are being offered as online, hybrid, or face-to-face classroom style courses that are taught by professors from IU South East.
Dr. Anne Magnan-Park is currently on sabbatical leave for the 2015-2016 academic year, but will return to teaching French studies at IU South Bend in fall of 2016, Barrau said.
Barrau said he highly encourages students to take advantage of the Study Abroad Programs at IU South Bend.
Studying abroad gives students an opportunity to take part in new experiences by immersing themselves in the culture and language of different countries, he said. The Department of World Language Studies at IU South Bend will be offering Study Abroad Programs to Costa Rica and Florence, Italy for the 2016 academic year.
For more information on world language studies, contact Dr. Oscar Barrau at obarrau@iusb.edu.

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