The Graduate School of Arts and Science is happy to announce that this summer we will be offering four language courses for reading knowledge to assist you in acquiring the skills you may need to do your dissertation research. The languages in which instruction will be available will be French, German, Italian and Spanish.
The courses will focus on reading knowledge of the language only and not on developing oral or written competencies. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Classes will be conducted in English and the readings will be tailored toward individual student research needs.
These courses will be held during the first summer session, Monday, May 21 - Sunday, July 1, and will meet three times a week for two hours per session. Exact days and times are listed under each department's summer course offerings in Albert. If you wish to participate in this program, you must commit to attending ALL course meetings. The course will appear on your transcript, will carry zero credit, and will be graded on a pass/fail basis. You will be charged no fee to attend if you are selected.
How to Enroll
Enrollment in these courses will be done through an application process. Because of the time commitment involved, you may apply for ONLY ONE of these language courses. If you are interested in participating in this program, you must apply by filling out the “Language for Reading Knowledge Program” form found here.
You may fill in the fields online, but you must then print the form, sign it, and take it to the department hosting the course you are interested in. The deadline for submission of this form is Friday, April 20. When the deadline has passed, the department will review all applications and select their classes. The maximum enrollment in each class is 15 students. Should fewer than 4 students apply to a particular course, it will be cancelled. We do expect a good response, however, so please be sure to submit your form before the deadline if you are interested.
If you are selected to participate, you will be notified by the department you applied to. Enrollment in these courses is by departmental consent, so if accepted you will receive a registration code that will allow you to enroll through Albert.
We at the Graduate School are very pleased to be able to offer you this opportunity and hope to be able to continue and expand this program in coming years, possibly with the instruction in additional languages. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Aida Gureghian, Assistant Dean for Students, at firstname.lastname@example.org.