Bachelor of Arts
Modern Language and Culture (Spanish Literature and Culture Track)
College of Letters and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
- Program Description
- Admission Requirements
- Learning Outcomes
- Additional Program Requirements
- Program of Study
- 4 Year Course Schedule
Our curriculum is designed to prepare undergraduates for critical thinking and employment flexibility. The department's philosophy emphasizes faculty-student contact outside the classroom and individual attention for our majors and minors. We are proud of our program's practical outcomes over the past six years:
- ALL our graduates in the Teacher Certification track secured employment teaching HS Spanish in Georgia and elsewhere
- ALL our graduates who applied to graduate school were admitted into regionally or nationally-recognized programs
Our faculty's expertise encompasses a broad range spanning Latin American literature, Hispanic women's writing, Spanish and Latin American culture, Hispanic linguistics, and the use of technology in the Humanities. Our tenured faculty also includes a member in French with broad training and publications in French and Francophone literature and culture. In addition to studying French and pursuing a French minor, our students can take classes at the Elementary and Intermediate levels in German, Japanese, and Latin. We offer Elementary Arabic classes as well.
Graduates will demonstrate
- the ability to communicate in the target language consistent with national standards, which includes the ability to engage in conversation, to understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics, and to present information to audiences.
- an understanding of the relationship between languages and cultures.
- an awareness of the interrelationships between foreign languages and other disciplines.
- a knowledge of historical and literary periods and genres of the target language and cultures.
- skills necessary for analyzing and interpreting literature with respect to historical and political perspectives.
- knowledge of contemporary issues related to culture and literature.
- the ability to apply research to formal and reflective writing on literature and culture.
Additional Program Requirements
Program Of Study
Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
Select two of the following courses:
Select one of the following courses: Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.
Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.
ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional)
BIOL 1215K (lab included)
BIOL 1125 (no lab)
BIOL 1225K (lab included)
GEOL 1110 (no lab)
GEOL 1121 (lab included)
GEOL 2225 (lab included)
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
Take the following course:
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
("C" or better required in each course)
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish 2
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish 1
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish 2
Select three courses from the following:
Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 45
("C" or better required in each course)
SPAN 3150 Advanced Conversation
SPAN 3160 Grammar and Composition
SPAN 3165 Phonetics
SPAN 3166 Adv. Span. Grammar
SPAN 3170 Studies in Civilization: Spain
SPAN 3175 Studies in Civilization: Latin America
SPAN 4116 Survey of Latin American Literature
SPAN 4117 Spanish Golden Age Theater
SPAN 4118 Contemporary Film: Spain
SPAN 4119 Lit. of Span. Speaking Comm. in U.S.
SPAN 4120 Perspectives on Mexico
SPAN 4175 Political and Cultrual Myth in Latin America
SPAN 5555 Selected Topics in Spanish
Area I General Electives Required Hours: 15
Total Hours Required: 123