Other Academic Opportunities
Typically, first year students do not enroll in internship opportunities. However, it is not too early for students to start planning to do so later in their academic career. For information, students are encouraged to contact the Career Center or the head of the appropriate academic department.
Recipients of art scholarships are required to take two applied art courses during their first year. Contact the Art Department to get permission to enroll in any art class that is full.
Any student may elect to take private applied music lessons for an additional fee. Students who choose to do so should enroll in the appropriate section of MULS 100.
Students will take lessons from the designated faculty member within their instrument or voice classification. If there is more than one faculty member in the department area, the coordinator for that area will assign the student to a studio. (Piano: Mary Neil; Voice: John Pfautz)
Costs for all students (majors and non-majors)
Half-hour lesson = 1 credit = fee of $206
each additional credit (half-hour lesson) is $129
Please Note: Private lessons taken for academic credit do count toward full-time credit loads. However, applied lessons which take a student over his/her allotted 33 credits per year will not result in an overload charge.
Any student may elect to audition for participation in a music ensemble. To do so, enroll in MUEN 128-01 (for band) or MUEN 129-01 (for Choir) and contact the Music Department to schedule an audition.Students may choose to participate in an ensemble for academic credit or without receiving academic credit.
All students who are awarded music scholarships at Augustana are required to enroll each term in both:
1. An applied lesson for at least one credit in one of the areas listed in the College Catalog. It is expected that the student will take an applied music lesson in the specified instrument(s)/voice.
2. At least one major ensemble for either credit or participation with their specified scholarship instrument(s)/voice. If a student has been awarded a scholarship for two instrument(s)/voice, they may choose the instrument or voice with which they wish to participate. Students with keyboard as a specified instrument may choose between a vocal or instrumental major ensemble.
* Students who have been awarded music scholarships and are not enrolled each term as described above, will lose the music scholarship.
Foundations is an honors program dedicated to liberal studies and critical thinking. The emphasis in the first-year sequence will be on the critical analysis of primary texts, discussion in a variety of formats, and writing and revision. The three courses, Self and Other, Community and Faith, and Vision and Visionaries, build upon each other in their examination of common themes. If students choose to continue in the Foundations Program, one additional course is available in either Sophomore or Junior year, and the Honors Capstone Tutorial (LS 330) is available in the Junior or Senior year. Students completing all six courses will be designated as Foundations Honors Scholars.
a. Course Sequence: The Foundations Sequence consists of three 4-credit integrated courses. These courses are:
• HONR 101 Self and Other (Fall Term)
• HONR 102 Community and Faith (Winter Term)
• HONR 103 Vision and Visionaries (Spring Term)
b. Credit for AGES. Satisfactory completion of all three courses fulfills the requirement for the First-Year component of AGES and the 200 level Christian Traditions class.
Like Foundations, LOGOS was developed to provide an intensive, alternative approach to liberal arts, with an emphasis on critical reasoning and extensive, careful writing. Topics in LOGOS range from scientific history to science in literature to the role of mathematics as a liberal art. The curriculum is team-taught. The program is limited to the first year. Students complete 12 credits.
a. Course Sequence: The LOGOS Sequence consists of three 4-credit integrated courses, usually but now always offered in the following order:
• HONR 121 Evolution of Scientific Principles
• HONR 122 Seeking Logos
• HONR 123 Exact Thinking-Math
b. Credit for AGES. Satisfactory completion of all three courses fulfills the requirement for the First-Year component of AGES. In a year when a Religion course is offered as part of the LOGOS sequence, students will also receive credit for their 200 level Christian Traditions requirement.