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Bachelor of Arts
Modern Language and Culture (Spanish with Teacher Certification 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.

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 as well.

Career Opportunities

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

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 demonstrate proficiency in the language he/she teaches and knowledge of how the language works

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: 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: 66
("C" or better required in each course)

EDCI 3455 Practicum 1
EDCI 4455 Practicum 2
EDSE 4125 Teaching a Modern Foreign Language
EDSE 4126 Topics in Foreign Language Methodology
EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Contexts on Diversity in Edu Settings
EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching
EDUF 4205 Technology for the 21st Century Classroom
SPED 2256 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner In Gen. Ed.
SPAN 3150 Advanced Conversation
SPAN 3160 Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPAN 3166 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPAN 3167 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics


Select one course from the following Spanish Language options:
SPAN 3165 Phonetics
SPAN 3166 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPAN 4101 Problems of Spanish Grammar
SPAN 4102 Advanced Problems of Spanish Grammar
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 three courses from the following Peninsular Studies options:
SPAN 3170 Studies in Civilization: Spain
SPAN 4115 Survey of Spanish Literature
SPAN 4117 Spanish Golden Age Literature
SPAN 4118 Contemporary Film: Spain
SPAN 4555 Selected Topics in Spanish
SPAN 4899 Independent Study


Select three courses from the following Latin American Studies options:
SPAN 3175 Studies inCivilization: Latin America
SPAN 4116 Survey of Latin American Literature
SPAN 4119 Literature of Spanish Speaking Communities in the 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

Student Teaching Experience:
EDCI 4485 Student Teaching
EDUF 4115 Classroom Management

Total Hours Required: 129

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule