Department of Foreign Languages

Programs / B.A. in Modern Language & Culture

The Bachelor of Art in Modern Language and Culture

Speaking a second language and understanding other cultures are of strategic importance in a world in which international collaboration is not only necessary for political survival, but also indispensable for economic success. The B.A. in Modern Language and Culture prepares graduates who are able to communicate effectively in one or more foreign languages and have a keen understanding of how humans interact across world cultures. Graduates will be familiar with current global issues and possess the knowledge, skills, and versatility needed to succeed academically and professionally in an ever-changing society.

The B.A. in Modern Language and Culture is designed to develop students’ communication skills and understanding of other cultures and to foster respect for difference and diversity in a global society. Students choose one of four primary languages-French, Spanish, German, or Italian-in which they develop and refine language proficiency as well as cross-cultural competence. In the course of their studies, Modern Language and Culture majors acquire and practice the communication skills and cultural competence necessary to function effectively in a global society. The curriculum prepares degree candidates for future academic programs and professional careers in which foreign language proficiency and cultural knowledge are desirable or required or both.

The B.A. in Modern Language and Culture is fully accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) and nationally recognized by ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

All majors must take an official Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). In addition, majors choosing the “Teacher Certification in a Foreign Language” concentration must receive a minimum rating of “Advanced Low” to graduate and to receive a recommendation for certification. For information about the OPI, see http://www.actfl.org

Program Requirements

General Education - 42 Credit Hours

See listing of requirements.

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) - 18 Credit Hours

Select a primary language: French, German, Italian, or Spanish.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • FREN 2001
    -or-
    GRMN 2001
    -or-
    ITAL 2001
    -or-
    SPAN 2001
    Intermediate French Language and Culture I

    Intermediate German Language and Culture I

    Intermediate Italian Language and Culture I

    Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I
    3
  • FREN 2002
    -or-
    GRMN 2002
    -or-
    ITAL 2002
    -or-
    SPAN 2002
    Intermediate French Language and Culture II

    Intermediate German Language and Culture II

    Intermediate Italian Language and Culture II

    Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture II
    3
  • FL 2209
    World Languages and Cultures
    3


Select three courses from one of the following concentrations:

Second Language and Culture

(the language chosen must be different from the primary language)

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • CHNS 1002
    -or-
    FREN 1002
    -or-
    GRMN 1002
    -or-
    ITAL 1002
    -or-
    PORT 1002

    -or-
    SPAN 1002
    Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture II

    Introduction to French Language and Culture II

    Introduction to German Language and Culture II

    Introduction to Italian Language and Culture II

    Introduction to Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures II

    Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture II
    3
  • CHNS 2001
    -or-
    FREN 2001
    -or-
    GRMN 2001
    -or-
    ITAL 2001
    -or-
    PORT 2001

    -or-
    SPAN 2001
    Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture I

    Intermediate French Language and Culture I

    Intermediate German Language and Culture I

    Intermediate Italian Language and Culture I

    Intermediate Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures I

    Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I
    3
  • CHNS 2002
    -or-
    FREN 2002
    -or-
    GRMN 2002
    -or-
    ITAL 2002
    -or-
    PORT 2002

    -or-
    SPAN 2002
    Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture II

    Intermediate French Language and Culture II

    Intermediate German Language and Culture II

    Intermediate Italian Language and Culture II

    Intermediate Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures II

    Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture II
    3

Teacher Certification in Foreign Language

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • FL 1001
    -or-
    CHNS 1001
    -or-
    FREN 1001
    -or-
    GRMN 1001
    -or-
    ITAL 1001
    -or-
    SPAN 1001
    Introduction to Foreign Language and Culture I *

    Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture I

    Introduction to French Language and Culture I

    Introduction to German Language and Culture I

    Introduction to Italian Language and Culture I

    Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture I
    3
  • EDUC 2110
    Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
    3
  • EDUC 2120
    Sociocultural Influences on Teaching and Learning
    3
Note:

* Must be different from the Primary Language.


Cross-disciplinary Perspectives

(choose three of the following courses)

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ARH 2750
    Ancient through Medieval Art
    3
  • GEOG 1101
    World Regional Geography
    3
  • HIST 2206
    Origins of Great Traditions
    3
  • HS 2100
    Overview of Human Services
    3

Upper Division Required Core Courses - 30 Credit Hours

For French, German, Italian, or Spanish

French
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • FREN 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
    3
  • FREN 3302
    Practical Conversation
    3
  • FREN 3303
    Grammar and Composition
    3
  • FREN 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • FREN 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • FREN 3398
    -or-
    FREN 3390
    Internship (completed in French)

    Upper-division Study Abroad in French
    3
  • FREN 4402
    Contemporary Culture
    3
  • FREN 4434
    Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture
    3
  • FREN 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • FREN 4499
    Senior Seminar
    3
German
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • GRMN 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
    3
  • GRMN 3302
    Practical Conversation
    3
  • GRMN 3303
    Grammar and Composition
    3
  • GRMN 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • GRMN 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • GRMN 3398
    -or-
    GRMN 3390
    Internship (completed in German)

    Upper-division Study Abroad in German
    3
  • GRMN 4402
    Contemporary Culture
    3
  • GRMN 4434
    Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture
    3
  • GRMN 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • GRMN 4499
    Senior Seminar
    3
Italian
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ITAL 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
    3
  • ITAL 3302
    Practical Conversation
    3
  • ITAL 3303
    Grammar and Composition
    3
  • ITAL 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • ITAL 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • ITAL 3390
    -or-
    ITAL 3398
    Upper-division Study Abroad in Italian

    Internship
    3
  • ITAL 4402
    Contemporary Culture
    3
  • ITAL 4434
    Topics in Language Literature and Culture
    3
  • ITAL 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • ITAL 4499
    Senior Seminar
    3
Spanish
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • SPAN 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
    3
  • SPAN 3302
    Practical Conversation
    3
  • SPAN 3303
    Grammar and Composition
    3
  • SPAN 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • SPAN 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • SPAN 3398
    -or-
    SPAN 3390
    Internship (completed in Spanish)

    Upper-division Study Abroad in Spanish
    3
  • SPAN 4402
    Contemporary Culture
    3
  • SPAN 4434
    Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture
    3
  • SPAN 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • SPAN 4499
    Senior Seminar
    3

Other Requirements

Select one concentration

  • Second Language and Culture
  • Teacher Certification in Foreign Languages
  • Applied Business
  • Cross-disciplinary Perspectives

Concentration I: Second Language and Culture - 9 Credit Hours

Select three 3000 level courses (or higher) within your second language (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish)


Concentration II: Teacher Certification in Foreign Languages - 21 Credit Hours

The Teacher Certification in Foreign Language concentration is designed to prepare Foreign Language Education teachers at all grade levels (pre-kindergarten through grade 12). It leads to P-12 teacher certification in the teaching field of (French, German, or Spanish) in Georgia. Candidates complete a major in Modern Language and Culture (primary language: French, German, or Spanish) and the equivalent of a second major in pedagogical studies with an emphasis on teaching a foreign language.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • EDUC 2130
    Exploring Teaching and Learning
    3
  • FLED 4410
    Methods, Materials, and Curriculum of Foreign Language Education, P-8
    3
  • FLED 4412
    Methods, Materials, and Curriculum of Foreign Language Education, 9-12
    3
  • INED 3305
    Education of Students with Exceptionalities in an Inclusive Setting I
    3
  • INED 3306
    Education of Students with Exceptionalities in an Inclusive Setting II
    3
  • FLED 4650
    FLED Yearlong Clinical Experience I
    3
  • FLED 4660
    FLED Yearlong Clinical Experience II
    3

Concentration III: Applied Business - 9 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • MKTG 3100
    Principles of Marketing
    3
  • MGT 3100
    Management and Behavioral Sciences
    3

  • FREN 4404
    Commercial French *
    3
  • or
  • GRMN 4404
    Commercial German *
    3
  • or
  • ITAL 4404
    Commercial Italian *
    3
  • or
  • SPAN 4404
    Commercial Spanish *
    3
Note:

* Must be the same as the primary language


Concentration IV: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives - 9 Credit Hours

(Choose three of the following courses):

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ANTH 3310
    Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
    3
  • COM 3325
    Intercultural Communication
    3
  • HIST 3305
    The World Since 1945
    3
  • PSYC 3355
    Cross-Cultural Psychology
    3

Related Studies - 9 Credit Hours

(Applies to concentrations I, III, and IV only):

Nine hours of upper-division studies beyond the major requirements as approved by the academic advisor. Lower division courses or additional internship or study abroad hours may also be approved when appropriate.

Free Elective - 12 Credit Hours

(Applies to concentrations I, III, and IV only):

Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total: concentrations I, III, and IV - 120 Credit Hours

Program Total: concentration II - 123 Credit Hours


Program Total (120 Credit Hours)