BA Spanish - World Languages and Cultures

World Languages and Cultures Track

Dear Spanish Major:

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each year are designed to keep you on track to graduate in four years. A sample schedule is provided as a general guideline to help you build your own schedule each term. Your courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog and MCL's checklist for the most current curriculum.

Your senior curriculum calls for 27 credit hours of electives.  Choose smart and you will be able to enhance your diploma by adding a second major such as French World Languages and Cultures, a certificate, such as Spanish for Professionals or TESOL, or a minor in any of the following languages or area studies: French, German, or Middle Eastern Studies

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
SPAN 1001 or 1002 3
ENGL 1101 3
Area A Math 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
POLS 1101 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
SPAN 1002 or 2001 3
ENGL 1102 3
SPAN 4970 1
Area F Elective 3
Area D Elective 3
Area E Elective 3
Total hours 16
Summer Hrs.
SPAN 2001 and/or 2002 (Recommended) 3-6
Area C Elective or SPAN 3XXX Recommended 3
Total hours 0-6

Milestones: Begin planning to participate in a recommended MCL department study abroad program in the summer. ≥2.0 GPA. By the end of year 1, you should have completed math requirement, completed the freshman composition sequence (ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102), joined the Spanish Club, and completed 30 credit hours. An MCL department study abroad program is highly recommended during any summer. The Study Abroad Practicum adds a 16th credit hour to the semester before participating in a study abroad program. Fast track your foreign language with study abroad!

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
SPAN 3000 3
SPAN 3010 3
Area C ENGL 3
Area F Elective 3
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 14
Spring Hrs.
SPAN 3001 or 3002 3
SPAN 3XXX or 4XXX 3
Area F Elective 3
Area D Lab Science 4
ESOL 4010 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. Begin planning to participate in a recommended MCL department study abroad program in the summer if not completed the previous summer. By the end of year 2, you should have completed Area F and completed 60 credit hours, and started a coherent plan for your guided electives. In this track you have 27 credit hours of guided electives. They give you ample space to enrich your education with a minor in French, German, or Middle Eastern Studies, or a Spanish for Professionals Certificate. Want to work, live, and teach abroad? Consider completing the Certificate in TESOL. You can use the guided electives to fulfill most of the requirements for a second major in French World Languages and Cultures Track as well. An MCL department study abroad program is highly recommended for the summer.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
SPAN 3160 3
SPAN 3260 OR 3250 3
Area E Elective 3
Area C Elective 3
Guided Elective 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
SPAN 3150 3
SPAN 3XXX or 4XXX 3
Area D Lab Science 4
Guided Elective 3
Guided Elective 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. From the fall of your 3rd year on, you should consider presentation of a paper or poster regarding research done in 3000 or 4000 level classes for presentation at an undergraduate research symposium. Submit your graduation application. By the end of year 3, you should have visited the Office of Career Opportunities, begun to plan for life after VSU, and completed 90 credit hours.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
SPAN 4010 3
SPAN 4020 3
Guided Elective 3
Guided Elective 3
Total hours 12
Spring Hrs.
SPAN 3XXX or 4XXX 3
Guided elective 3
Guided Elective 3
Total hours 9

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. In the fall of your final year, you should contact and apply for graduate study or professional school, if required for your career plans, contact professors to write letters of reference for you, and continue to consider presentation of a paper or poster regarding research done in 3000 or 4000 level classes for presentation at an undergraduate research symposium. Consider an International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) semester abroad for the spring. Early in your final semester, you should prepare a professional resume. You should have completed 120 credit hours by the end of the senior year.