Modern Language Association Puts Spotlight on Success of Rhodes’ German Program

two faculty members teaching and engaging with students
(l-r) Dr. Elizabeth Bridges and Dr. Wonneken Wanske

Rhodes College’s German Program is featured in an article about successful language programs actively building new communities and connections. It appears in the Fall 2019 issue of Profession, which is published by the Modern Language Association (MLA), one of the world’s largest scholarly associations.
The article reports that when Rhodes’ German program began to seriously consider a redesign of its major and minor in 2015, professors Wonneken Wanske and Elizabeth Bridges saw the overhaul as an opportunity to design a more inclusive curriculum that would organically incorporate diversity and representation into all the program’s courses.

Currently, students can work closely with faculty to combine their work in German with other fields of study, including business, fine arts, English, or political science/international studies.

View the MLA article here.