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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 students can take classes at the Elementary and Intermediate levels in French, German, Japanese, and Latin. We also offer Elementary Arabic classes.

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

  • Students will demonstrate in the target language an Advanced-Low Proficiency level in speaking as defined by ACTFL
  • Students will demonstrate in the target language an Advanced-Low Proficiency level in writing as defined by ACTFL
  • Students will demonstrate in the target language an Advanced-Mid Proficiency level in reading or listening comprehension (the receptive skills) as defined by ACTFL
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically by analyzing and interpreting cultural information, customs (i.e. literary, historical, political, etc), and artifacts of the regions where the target language is used
  • Students in the Teacher Education Track will plan instruction based on standards and knowledge of students
  • Students in the Teacher Education Track will use a wide range of instructional strategies and differentiate instruction to help all students learn
  • Students in the Teacher Education Track will assess learning and teaching and use assessment data to adapt instruction for improved student learning
  • Students in the Teacher Education Track will display values, commitments, dispositions, and habits associated with effective and professional teaching

 

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:

OR
Select one of the following courses: Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Note: Students must complete Area B and Area D with a combined total of 15 credit hours within the following ranges: Area B, 4-5 hours; Area D1, 7-8 hours; Area D2, 3-4 hours. Any additional hours may be applied to Area F or beyond, depending on the program of study. Students should consult their advisors.

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
D1: Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.

D2: Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

Note: Students must complete Area B and Area D with a combined total of 15 credit hours within the following ranges: Area B, 4-5 hours; Area D1, 7-8 hours; Area D2, 3-4 hours. Any additional hours may be applied to Area F or beyond, depending on the program of study. Students should consult their advisors.

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
SPAN 1000 Spanish Convocation (0)

Note: SPAN 1000 must be satisfactorily completed once.

Select three courses from the following:

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 39
("C" or better required in each course)

SPAN 3150 Spanish Conversation
SPAN 3160 Grammar and Composition
SPAN 3166 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPAN 3167 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
SPAN 4000 Spanish Capstone (0)

Select one course from the following Spanish Language options:
SPAN 3165 Spanish Phonetics
SPAN 4185 Spanish Applied Linguistics
SPAN 4186 Spanish Sociolinguistics
SPAN 4181 Spanish Translation and Interpreting I
SPAN 4182 Spanish Translation and Interpreting II
SPAN 4555 Selected Topics in Spanish
SPAN 4698 Internship
SPAN 4899 Independent Study

Select four courses from the following Peninsular Studies options:
SPAN 3170 Cont. Approaches to Ident. and Cultures of Spain
SPAN 3180 Survey of Literary Texts from Spain
SPAN 4117 Spanish Golden Age Theater
SPAN 4118 Survey of Cinema from Spain
SPAN 4555 Selected Topics in Spanish
SPAN 4899 Independent Study

Select four courses from the following Latin American Studies option:
SPAN 3175 Contemporary Approaches to Cultures of Latin America
SPAN 3185 Survey of Latin American Literature
SPAN 4119 Lit. of Span. Speaking Comm. in U.S.
SPAN 4120 Perspectives on Mexico
SPAN 4175 Political and Cultural Myth in Latin America
SPAN 4555 Selected Topics in Spanish
SPAN 4899 Independent Study


Area H General Electives Required Hours: 21

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule