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Bachelor of Arts

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

Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program is required

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:

MATH 1001
MATH 1101
MATH 1111
MATH 1113
MATH 1125
MATH 1131

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

ITDS 1125
ITDS 1779
ITDS 2726
ITDS 2727
ITDS 2735
ITDS 2746
ITDS 2748
ITDS 2749
ITDS 2755
OR
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105
INTS 2105
LEAD 1705
LIBR 1105
POLS 2401
HIST 1111
HIST 1112
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:

ENGL 2111
ENGL 2112
ITDS 1145*
ITDS 1155
ITDS 2125
PHIL 2010

Select one of the following fine arts courses

ARTH 1100
ITDS 1145*
MUSC 1100
THEA 1100
*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.

ANTH 1145 (no lab)
ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional)
ASTR 1106/1305
ATSC 1112/1112L
BIOL 1215K (lab included)
BIOL 1125 (no lab)
BIOL 1225K (lab included)
CHEM 1151/1151L
CHEM 1152/1152L
CHEM 1211/1211L
CHEM 1212/1212L
ENVS 1105/1105L (lab optional)
ENVS 1205K
GEOL 1110 (no lab)
GEOL 1121/1121L
GEOL 1122/1322
GEOL 2225 (lab included)
PHYS 1111/1311
PHYS 1112/1312
PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional)
PHYS 2211/2311
PHYS 2212/2312

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

CPSC 1105
CPSC 1301/1301L
GEOG 2215
MATH 1113
MATH 1125
MATH 1131
MATH 1132
MATH 1165
MATH 2125
PHIL 2500
STAT 1127

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:

ECON 2105
ECON 2106
PHIL 2030
PSYC 1101
SOCI 1101

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

ANTH 1105
ANTH 1107
ANTH 2105
ANTH 2136
ENGL 2136
GEOG 1101
HIST 1111
HIST 1112
INTS 2105
ITDS 1156

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:

ANTH 1105 Introduction to Anthropology
ENGL 2135 Multicultural Literature
ITDS 1145 Comparative Arts
ITDS 2107 Modern Latin America
PHIL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy

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 Spanish Conversation
SPAN 3160 Grammar and Composition
SPAN 3166 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPAN 3167 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

Select three courses from the following Peninsular Studies options:
SPAN 3170 Contemporary Approaches to Identities and Cultures of Spain
SPAN 4115 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 three courses from the following Latin American Studies options:
SPAN 3175 Contemporary Approaches to Cultures of 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

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