FLL Hager Scholars Program
Paul Young, Department of French and Francophone Studies
Sue Lorenson, Department of Linguistics
Nicoletta Pireddu, Program in Global and Comparative Literature
Alan Mitchell, Department of Theology and Religious Studies
Who May Apply?
All first-year students in Georgetown College entering with a declared major in a foreign language, Linguistics, or Global Comparative Literature.
In the fall, two or three courses, plus the one-credit colloquium, for a total of seven or 10 credits. Note that this is in addition to foreign language coursework.
Course Meeting Times
THEO-1100-02, MTTh 9:00 am – 9:50 am
IDST-1450-01, F 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
LING-1000-01*, TThF 10:00 am – 10:50 am
GCPL-1001-01*, MW 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
*Students may choose to take LING-1000 or GCPL-1001, or both.
Theology (one of two)
Social Science (one of two in Linguistics)
HALC: Humanities: Arts, Literature, and Cultures
History Survey or Linguistics (two of two in Linguistics)
*Hager Scholars should avoid enrolling in a history survey course or a general philosophy course in the fall, as those requirements may be completed through the program in the spring semester.
Named in honor of Dr. Serafina Hager, a long-serving Italian professor and dean, the FLL Hager Scholars Program seeks to showcase and celebrate the incredible strength and diversity of language study at Georgetown. In addition to a course in their declared language or linguistics major (visit fll.georgetown.edu for a complete list of FLL majors), Hager Scholars take a series of courses that fulfill core requirements, taught by faculty who are particularly interested in the ways that language study informs their fields.
In Fall 2023, Hager Scholars will be enrolled in THEO-1100 Introduction to Biblical Literature as well as LING-1000 Introduction to Language and/or GCPL-1001 Introduction to Global Literature. In the Spring semester, students will continue learning as a cohort, enrolling in a general philosophy course and either a history survey or a second linguistics course to complete their core requirement in social science.
In addition, Hager Scholars will be enrolled in a biweekly, year-long, one-credit colloquium, coordinated by Professor Young of the Department of French and Francophone Studies, and organized around the theme of “Conflict, Peace, and Care.” The colloquium is designed to introduce students to a wide range of FLL faculty and their research interests, and to foster students as they engage in scholarly study in a supportive environment. Guided by the Colloquium Director, students will work on composing a short research proposal and preparing oral presentations. Students are encouraged to formulate their own research topics, ask questions, and articulate the challenges and triumphs they encounter as they embark on doing college-level research around themes that inspire them. The colloquium will also expose students to cultural opportunities and outings in Washington, and encourage them to discover the opportunities available to language majors outside of the classroom, in DC, and beyond.