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Areas A-E (See Core section of the Catalog)

42 semester hours

Area F

18 semester hours


SPAN 1001

Elementary Spanish I (3 hours) (if equivalent was not taken in high school)

SPAN 1002

Elementary Spanish II (3 hours)

SPAN 2001

Elementary Spanish III (3 hours)

SPAN 2002

Intermediate Spanish Readings (3 hours)


Selections from the following if not taken in Areas B, C or E

6-9 semester hours

ARTS 1105

Understanding Visual Culture (2 hours)

ENGL 2110

World Literature (3 hours)

GEOG 1102

World Regional Geography

HIST 1131

World Civilization and Society I (3 hours)

HIST 1132

World Civilization and Society II (3 hours)

IDST 2115

Introduction to Folklore (3 hours)

IDST 2205

Global Issues and Society (2 hours)

IDST 2210

Ethics and Society (2 hours)

IDST 2215

Communication in Society (2 hours)

IDST 2310

The Fine and Applied Arts in Civilization (3 hours)

IDST 2315

America's Diverse Cultural Heritage (3 hours)

IDST 2505

Interpersonal Relations in Society (3 hours)

MUSC 1105

Music and Civilization (2 hours)

PHIL 2200

Survey of Philosophy

SOCI 1121

Sociological Perspectives (3 hours)

THEA 1105

Theatrical Heritage (2 hours)

Major Requirements

30 semester hours

SPAN 3010

Intermediate Grammar (3 hours)

SPAN 3020

Intermediate Conversation (3 hours)

SPAN 3210

Survey of Spanish Literature I (3 hours)

SPAN 3220

Survey of Spanish Literature II (3 hours)

SPAN 3230

Survey of Latin American Literature, I (3 hours)

SPAN 3240

Survey of Latin American Literature, II (3 hours)

SPAN 4110

Advanced Grammar and Conversation (3 hours)

SPAN 4210

Topics I (3 hours)

SPAN 4450

Spanish Civilization (3 hours)

SPAN 4500

Seminar in Contemporary Latin-American Culture (3 hours)

Cognate Area

3 semester hours

LING 2200

Human Language (3 hours)

MFLG 0001

First Year Academic Seminar (1 hour)

*This is required of all MFL majors, but does not count towards the 120 hours required for graduation

Required Minor

15-18 semester hours

The minor may be in another language or in any other field.


9-12 semester hours

Other Requirements

  1. A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses that count toward the major program.
  2. A minimum of 39 semester hours must be taken at the 3000-4000 level.
  3. Complete First-Year Academic Seminar with a satisfactory grade. Students who transfer to GCSU are exempt from this requirement.
  4. Majors are required to study French or Spanish in a French- or Spanish-speaking country during their junior or senior year: Maymester, Summer I or Summer II, a semester or a full year. Course equivalents must be worked out with the Office of International Education and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures prior to departure. Scholarships for study abroad are available from the Office of International Education. In cases of hardship, exceptions can be made: an internship with an international company, a senior service learning project or other projects approved by the chair and the faculty can be substituted. The French Government's English Assistant program for French majors can be used as a substitute.


120 semester hours

Degree Requirement

The B.A. degree requires competence in one foreign language at the fourth university level (2002). This requirement is met by all modern language and cultures majors.

Students who wish to pursue teacher certification with a field in Spanish through the Four-Plus-One program, which allows the students to receive both certification and a master's degree in one extra year of study, should pursue a B.A. in Spanish first. In addition, the department recommends that they join the Future High School Educators Club in order to start making contacts in the College of Education and to learn more about the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree. Students who would like to pursue teacher education are encouraged to take: For P-12 certifications Spanish: EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education.

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