The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages with a concentration in Spanish. The B.A. is designed to increase proficiency in the language while introducing the student to the culture, history, literature, and linguistics of the Hispanic world. The B.A. in Spanish with Business Emphasis builds upon the study of culture, history, literature, and linguistics by including coursework in accounting, business administration, and marketing in an international context. The Department offers a minor in Spanish. Students should review the UNG website or visit the department for current offerings and details. In addition, the Department offers a certificate in Latin American Studies as part of a collaborative program of fourteen universities in the University System of Georgia.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of Military Science offer students in the Corps of Cadets who are attached to a reserve unit the unique opportunity to combine course work at the university with study at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, California, in order to fulfill the Bachelor’s degree requirements while training as military linguists.* These students will receive an AA degree upon completion of language course work at the DLI. On returning to North Georgia, students will maintain and enhance the language skills acquired at the DLI via distance learning and will complete a Spanish major for the Bachelor’s degree, including any remaining core curriculum requirements needed.
The Department sponsors its own summer study abroad programs in Cuenca, Spain and in Cusco, Peru, and in Guatemala and Costa Rica. One and two-semester programs for students of Spanish are also available in Granada, Spain, at the GRIIS Institute. The department also offers a Study Away program in St. Augustine, Florida. Additionally, students may take advantage of other study abroad opportunities through the University System of Georgia. For more detailed information, please see the Study Abroad section.
A state-of-the-art language laboratory offers students and faculty the latest innovations in digital technology, thereby supporting language acquisition for the entire university community.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese faculty assist students in planning their academic program of study and in choosing courses which fulfill degree requirements for the major. Students are responsible for knowing their degree requirements, for meeting with their advisors on a regular basis, and for completing the baccalaureate plan of study during their junior year.
The Department also offers various asynchronous online courses every semester as a more flexible option for students with unique schedule restraints or who simply prefer an online modality.
No grade below C will be accepted in a major area course required for a degree in Spanish. Major area courses include 1000- through 4000-level courses in Spanish.
*Admission to North Georgia and to the Corps of Cadets does not guarantee acceptance to DLI language study. The DLI controls its own admission policy and sets its own quota each admission period. Part of the admission requirements to the DLI involves making an appropriate score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).
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