Chapman Wing (MAFLL French 2006)
Chapman reflects fondly on his experiences as a MA student in French at UD: “The Master’s program in French Studies at the University of Delaware was fundamental in preparing me for what would be my next steps–the PhD in French at Yale University, followed by a career as a college professor of French. Whereas many MA and PhD programs in languages focus rather narrowly on one’s own research project, UD gave me a broad and deep exposure to the field of French literature as a whole without which I can’t imagine thriving as a PhD student or, now, as a French professor. I constantly draw upon what I learned in the Master’s program in my research and teaching. The faculty were top notch, and I still keep in touch with many of them a decade later (in fact, they are now my colleagues). I cannot say enough about the program–from coursework to pedagogical training to study abroad opportunities (both for yourself and for the students you teach), to the fantastic staff in every corner of Jastak-Burgess Hall. I regularly recommend my own students to consider the Master’s program at UD, and were I to wake up with amnesia one day, I would gladly do it all over again!”
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