B.A. in French Degree Requirements
B.A. in Spanish Degree Requirements
Through the study of language, culture and literature, the French or Spanish major prepares students to take an active and informed part in the global community. Students will develop communicative proficiency, cultural understanding, and critical thinking through the study of current societies and issues, literatures of the past and present, and the cultural histories of the French or Spanish speaking world.
French Program Coordinator: Dr. Peggy Elliott
Peggy.Elliott@gcsu.edu or 478-445-5118.
Spanish Program Coordinator: Dr. David de Posada
David.dePosada@gcsu.edu or 478-445-4504.
Our curriculum has been expanded to include not only the language and literature courses required to establish linguistic competence, but also offerings in cultural studies. While the introductory courses stress language acquisition and cultural breadth, students in advanced courses can focus on specific cultural, historical, or literary areas of interests. Some popular recent French special topics courses include Francophone Women Writers, French Fairy Tales, and Business French. Spanish special topics courses include Spanish Cinema, U.S. and Latino Writers of Caribbean Descent, Business Spanish, and Slavery/Human Trafficking in Latin America. The curriculum reflects the diverse interests of our faculty as well as the particular needs of GC undergraduate students. Language classes use innovative pedagogical methods and interactive technologies, and we are increasingly able to offer more hybrid and fully online courses. All courses are designed to give students the tools to live and work in an increasingly global world.