BA Spanish Language and Culture

Language and Culture

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 for the most current curriculum.

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 C Elective 3
Area D Elective 3
Area E Elective 3
Total hours 16
Summer Hrs.
SPAN 2001 or 2002 (Recommended) 3
Area C Elective or SPAN 3XXX (Recommended) 3
Total hours 6

Milestones: Complete math requirement. Begin planning to participate in a recommended MCL department study abroad program in the summer. ≥2.0GPA. By the end of year 1, you should have: Completed the freshman composition sequence (ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102). Joined the Latin American Student Association (LASA) and Spanish Club. Completed 30 credit hours. *An MCL dept. 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
2nd Foreign Language 1001 3
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 14
Spring Hrs.
SPAN 3200 3
2nd Foreign Language 1002 3
Area D Lab Science 4
PERS 2XXX 2
ESOL 4010 3
Total hours 15

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 begun the 2nd Foreign Language sequence. Completed math courses. Begun lab science courses. Completed 60 credit hours. Decided if you want to pursue a minor and if so, in which program. An MCL department study abroad program is highly recommended for the summer.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
SPAN 3160 3
SPAN 3260 3
2nd Foreign Language 2001 3
Area E Elective 3
SPAN 3300 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
2nd Foreign Language 2002 3
SPAN 3150 3
SPAN 3XXX OR 4XXX 3
Area D Lab Science 4
Guided Elective 1
Total hours 14

Milestones: ≥2.0GPA. 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. Want to work, live and teach abroad? Consider completing the Certificate Program in ESOL or Spanish for Professionals. Submit your graduation application. By the end of year 3, you should have: Completed the 2nd foreign language sequence. Visited the Office of Career Opportunities, the College of Education Advising Center, and begun to plan for life after VSU. Completed 90 credit hours.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
SPAN 4010 3
SPAN 4020 3
SPAN 4980 1
Guided Electives 6
Total hours 13
Spring Hrs.
SPAN 4980 1
SPAN 4990 3
Guided Electives 9
Total hours 15

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. 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 this semester.