Modern and Classical Languages
The visionary filmmaker, Federico Fellini, said, "A different language is a different vision of life." At CSU, you’ll expand your own vision of life as you discover how language connects people, shapes history, and inspires new ideas.
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages offers the following degree options:
- B.A. in Modern Language and Culture – Spanish with Teacher Certification Track
- B.A. in Modern Language and Culture – Spanish Literature and Culture Track
As a language major, you'll learn in small classes, work one-on-one with instructors, and build your professional network through internships. With study abroad programs in Cuernavaca, Mexico and Seville, Spain, you'll have the opportunity to refine your language skills while immersed in dynamic new cultures.
Curriculum and Outcomes
Our curriculum is designed to prepare undergraduates for critical thinking and employment flexibility. The department's philosophy emphasizes faculty-student contact outside the classroom and individual attention for our majors and minors. We are proud of our program's practical outcomes over the past six years:
- ALL our graduates in the Teacher Certification track secured employment teaching HS Spanish in Georgia and elsewhere
- ALL our graduates who applied to graduate school were admitted into regionally or nationally-recognized programs
Our faculty's expertise encompasses a broad range spanning Latin American literature, Hispanic women's writing, Spanish and Latin American culture, Hispanic linguistics, and the use of technology in the Humanities. Our students can take classes at the Elementary and Intermediate levels in French, German, Japanese, and Latin. We also offer Elementary Arabic classes.
Our instructors are passionate about language and culture. We strive to help students think critically, develop technical skills, and embrace the creative power of language. Areas of professional focus include Latin American literature, Hispanic women's writing, Spanish and Latin American culture, and Hispanic linguistics.
The department values and encourages faculty-student mentorship, accessibility, and individual attention. Student achievement supports our programs’ success. Over the past six years, outcomes include:
- Full employment: All graduates in the teacher certification track secured employment teaching high school Spanish.
- Academic success: All graduates who pursued advanced study were admitted to regionally or nationally-recognized programs.
Activities & Events
Our students enjoy opportunities to practice their target languages outside the classroom with activities like conversation tables, film nights, and guest-speaker events. Our campus has a chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, a national Honor Society for students of Spanish.