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Columbus State University

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

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.

Career Opportunities

Students majoring in foreign languages are preparing themselves to be global citizens. This course of study can prepare students for a wide range of pursuits, including careers in education, government, business, or any institution with international dealings.

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

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

There are no program specific academic regulations.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102
(with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
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:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.

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:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

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)

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 15

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule