Spanish B.A.

Degree Requirements

Areas A-E (See Core section of the Catalog) (42 semester hours)

Area F (18 semester hours)

SPAN 1001Intro Span Lang & Culture I

3

SPAN 1002Intro Span Lang & Culture II

3

SPAN 2001Interm Span Lang & Culture I

3

SPAN 2002Interm Span Lang & Culture II

3

SPAN 1001: if equivalent was not taken in high school

Selections from the following if not taken in Areas B, C or E (6-9 semester hours)

ARTS 1105Understanding Visual Art

3

ENGL 2110World Literature

3

GEOG 1102World Regional Geography

3

HIST 1131World Civilization & Soc I

3

HIST 1132World Civilization & Soc II

3

IDST 2115Intro to Folklore

3

IDST 2205Global Issues and Society

2

IDST 2210Ethics and Society

2

IDST 2215Communication in Society

2

IDST 2310Fine & Applied Arts in Civ

3

IDST 2315Amer Diverse Cultural Heritage

3

IDST 2505Interpersonal Relations in Soc

3

MUSC 1105Music & Civilization

3

PHIL 2010Survey of Philosophy

3

SOCI 1121Sociological Perspectives

3

THEA 1105Theatrical Heritage

3

Major Requirements (30 semester hours)

SPAN 3010Span Structure & Composition

3

SPAN 3020Spanish Conversation & Diction

3

SPAN 3210Survey of Span Literature I

3

SPAN 3220Survey of Span Literature II

3

SPAN 3230Survey of Latin American Lit I

3

SPAN 3240Survey of Latin Amer Lit II

3

SPAN 4110Adv Structure & Composition

3

SPAN 4450Spanish Civilization

3

SPAN 4500Seminar in Contemp Lat/Am Cult

3

SPAN 4950Special Topics

1 - 4

Cognate Area (3 semester hours)

LING 2200Human Language

3

MFLG 0001First Year Academic Seminar

1

MFLG 0001: This is required of Spanish 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.

Electives (9-12 semester hours)

Total Credit Hours: 120

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 GC are exempt from this requirement.
  4. The B.A. degree requirement in one foreign language at the fourth college level is met by all Modern Languages and Cultures majors.
  5. Majors are strongly encouraged to study Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country during Summer, Fall, or Spring Semester or for a full year in their junior year. Course equivalents must be worked out with the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and the International Education Center prior to registration. Several months before registration, students should meet with the Spanish Program Coordinator to discuss courses which satisfy degree requirements. Spanish majors must receive approval from the Spanish Program Coordinator and the Chairperson of Modern Languages and Cultures before registering for a study abroad program.

Teacher Certification: 

Students who wish to prepare for teacher certification can continue their studies at georgia college with the Master of Arts in Teaching degree.  Sometimes called the Four-Plus-One program, students complete a B.A. in Spanish, then complete the M.A.T. program to receive both certification and a master's degree in one additional year of study.  Please visit the M.A.T. website and contact the M.A.T. Graduate Applications Advisor for additional information.