Spanish, BA

The degree program in Spanish is offered through an online collaborative of various University System of Georgia (USG) institutions: Clayton State University, the College of Coastal Georgia, and Valdosta State University. The program is offered primarily at a distance via the Georgia Online Virtual Enterprise Wide (GoView) system. Possible exceptions to fully online delivery would be face-to-face or hybrid classes offered by the consortium members or both other USG institutions.

The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish is to produce graduates who are prepared to assume a variety of important roles in Georgia communities. The program provides a foundation of required Major courses, which includes Spanish conversation and composition, language, civilization, Spanish and Latin American literature, and applied Spanish courses for the professions. This approach allows students to develop areas of expertise that best meet the needs of their career paths, including the critical need for Spanish-speaking professionals in business, industry, health care, law enforcement and public service. The program provides a focus on oral communication in professional settings, with opportunities for development of specialized vocabulary, analysis of the language used in professional settings, research in professional areas, and hands-on experiences in the community or abroad. These opportunities prepare students with an understanding of cultural factors affecting communication.

Program Requirements

All Spanish majors must have a C or higher in all Spanish classes.

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the Spanish degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F)18
Language Competence
Competence in Spanish through the intermediate level (i.e., SPAN 2002) is required, here, in Area C, or by competency assessment (e.g., CLEP). 10-12
Elective Courses
Choose any 1000-2000 courses listed but not applied in Areas C or E.6-18
Upper Division Major Requirements36
SPAN 3000Intermediate Grammar3
SPAN 3010Conversation and Composition3
SPAN 3150Civ and Culture of Spain3
SPAN 3160Civ and Culture, Lat. America3
SPAN 3200Intro to Lit. Studies in Span3
SPAN 3250Survey of Peninsular Lit.3
or SPAN 3260 Survey of Lat. American Lit I
SPAN 4010Advanced Grammar3
SPAN 4020Advanced Conversation3
SPAN 4900Special Topics in Spanish3
or SPAN 4901 Special Topics in Spanish
or SPAN 4902 Special Topics in Spanish
or SPAN 4903 Special Topics in Spanish
or SPAN 4904 Special Topics in Spanish
or SPAN 4905 Special Topics in Spanish
or SPAN 4906 Special Topics in Spanish
or SPAN 4907 Special Topics in Spanish
or SPAN 4908 Special Topics in Spanish
ESOL 4010Applied Linguistics for ESOL3
Upper Division Spanish Electives0-24
Choose 0-24 hours of the following:
Applied Span Convers for Pros
Lang, Culture, & Adv. Conv.
Span Phonetics and Phonology
Hispanic Women Writers
Golden Age Spanish Lit
Contemporary Spanish Lit
Lat American Prose: The Novel
Lat Amer Prose: Short Story
Prof-related Prac/Study Abroad
Research Proj., Span for Pros
Special Topics in Spanish (includes options of SPAN 4900 - SPAN 4908)
Directed Study
Study Abroad Praticum
Community Practicum
Upper Division Related Electives0-24
Choose up to 24 hours of 1000-2000 level, non-core curriculum coursework. This area may be satisfied by course work towards a major or minor in a separate discipline, including a second language.
Total Credit Hours120