Our aim is to become a top destination for students in the state of Georgia and beyond who are passionate about foreign languages and cultures, and who seek to engage critically with questions of diversity, multiculturalism, and globalization as they manifest themselves in a variety of countries, languages, and cultural artifacts. We endeavor to make contact between and among cultures a daily reality for the general community at the University of West Georgia and to thus enhance multicultural and global awareness and sensitivity.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, is available for download in the Courses tab below.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures educates students to become better global citizens through instruction in foreign language, literature, film and culture. Through this study, students gain further knowledge of their own language and culture and are able to make informed cultural comparisons.

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Program Location

Carrollton Campus

Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Accreditation

The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Credit and transfer

Total semester hours required:

This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

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Details

  • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
  • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
  • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
  • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
  • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
  • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
  • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

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Major Required

SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING:

HIST 1111 OR 1112,
FREN/GRMN 1001-1002, 2001

Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French and to the culture of French-speaking regions.

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Continued listening, speaking, reading and writing in French with further study of the culture of French-speaking regions. Pre-requisite: FREN 1001 with a grade of C or better or two years high school study.

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A continuation of FREN 1002, FREN 2001 provides a solid base of thematic vocabulary and grammar structures together with a varied sampling of literary readings, communicative activities, and cultural information.

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An introduction to the German language and the culture of the German-speaking world. Beginning of a survey of basic German grammar and the development of the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing German. Some aspects of everyday life in the German-speaking world will also be introduced. Institutional option: Work with other media (audio, video, and/or computer) outside of class is required.

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The second part of an introduction to the German language and culture of the German-speaking world. Completion of the survey of basic German grammar and further development of the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing German. Aspects of everyday life in the German-speaking world will also be introduced. Institutional Option: Work with other media (audio, video, and/or computer) outside of class is required.

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This is the third course in a four-course sequence and is open to students with three years of high school or two semesters of college German or the equivalent.

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Introduction to listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish and to the culture of Spanish-speaking regions.

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Continued listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish with further study of the culture of Spanish-speaking regions.

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Major Selects

SELECT 5: 3102, 3030, 4012 or 4013, 4040 or 4170, 4484

SELECT 4: SPAN 3101, 3450, 4003, 4004, 4006, 4007, 4012 or 4013, 4040 or 4170, 4200, 4205, 4210, 4240, 4250, 4260, 4280, 4785 [may be repeated when topic differs]

A study of the development of Peninsular and Latin American writers from their beginnings to the present. Focus on literary movements and historic context with readings from pre-Columbiana poetry, Sor Juana, Bernal Diaz, Las Casas, Sarmiento, Dario, Storni, Neruda, Borges, Garcia Marquez, Fuentes, Ferre, El Cid, Lope de Vega, Unamuno, Becquer, Lorca, Cela, Montero and Tusquets.

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Intensive practice of spoken Spanish, vocabulary expansion and development of idiomatic expressions. Use of contemporary cultural readings, films, video, and interaction with native speakers.

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Grammar review, vocabulary expansion, and writing practice, based on contemporary and cultural topics.

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Spanish for Business is designed to give students a basic foundation in Spanish business vocabulary, geographical and cultural concepts, and situational practice so that they can be aware of the way business is conducted in today's Spanish-speaking business environment.

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A detailed study of early and contemporary Spanish-American novels. Students will study contemporary ideas in Art and expression as well as social and economic issues, illustrated these texts. Readings will vary, but might include works by Lizardi, Azuela, Asturias, Cortazar, Fuentes, Carpenter, Garcia Marquez and others.

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An introduction to Hispanic theater through the ages. It includes readings from the works of Lorca, Buero Vallejo, Valdes, Carballido, Gorostiza and others. These will be considered in their historical and contemporary contexts.

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An introduction to some of the major poetry produced in Spanish-America. A complete study of major trends in Spanish-American poetry from Spanish 'Modernism' to 'Postmodernism'. Analysis of representative works by David Mistral, Vallejo, Huidobro, Guillen, Neruda, Paz and others.

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A study of the Short Story in Spanish America with representative readings from different countries and different literary periods.

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A systematic study of ancient and modern history, culture, and contemporary lifestyle in Spain.

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A systematic study of ancient and modern history, culture, and contemporary lifestyle in the Americas.

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A study of linguistics as applied to the Spanish language, with a concentration in phonetics, morphology, and semantics.

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A comprehensive course designed to promote proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

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Literary analysis of fiction, essays, poetry, or drama representing a cultural theme. Topics varies.

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A study of nineteenth and twentieth-century novels, including Balera, Galdos, Unanmuno, Valle-Inclan, Azorin. Also includes post-war and contemporary novels by Cela, Laforet, Matute, Boyisolo, Delibes, C. Rojas, Mayoral, Rosa Montero, Munoz Molina, Luis Landero.

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A study of the short story in Spain with representative readings.

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An introduction to the basic principles of translation. Exercises will include translation from the basic level (phrases and sentences) to intermediate (paragraphs) and Advanced levels (short stories and other texts).

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A study of major poems, poets, and trends in poetics in Spain between the nineteenth century and the present. Students read poems by canonical and lesser-known poets, examining a diverse array of writers. Students read poems in relation to their historical, cultural, and aesthetic contexts and connect poetry to other art forms such as painting and music.

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A study of representative works of the Golden Age (16th and 17th centuries) in Spain.

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This course will allow senior-level students to reflect on what they have learned throughout their time as Spanish majors at UWG and to prepare themselves to enter the professional world and/or graduate school. Throughout the semester, students will meet with faculty members in order to develop a pre-approved research project and a portfolio. Students will present their project in a public forum. Students will also complete an Oral Proficiency Interview. Requires permission of instructor.

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Betsy Dahms, Ph.D.

Betsy Dahms, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

Julia Farmer

Julia Farmer

Director of Ombuds Services

Yvonne Fuentes, Ph.D.

Yvonne Fuentes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

Laura Hill, M.A.

Laura Hill, M.A.

Lecturer of Spanish

Elizabeth Solis, M.A.

Elizabeth Solis, M.A.

Instructor of Spanish

Jeffrey Zamostny, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Zamostny, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

Guidelines for Admittance

Each UWG online degree program has specific requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.

Program Specific Admittance Guidelines

A certificate in European Union Studies can be earned in one of two ways. Under the academic track, a certificate is taken in tandem with an undergraduate degree program. Students from all academic majors are eligible to participate so long as they possess a minimum 2.75 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA). It should be noted that some institutions permit the certificate to substitute for an academic minor. Under the professional track, non-degree students—such as business executives—are eligible to enroll in the program upon proof of a valid undergraduate degree from an accredited institution on the condition that they fulfill the minimum GPA requirement of 2.75

Application Deadlines

For more information, go to UWG Admission Deadlines

Admission Process Checklist

  1. Review Admission Requirements for the different programs and guides for specific populations (non-traditional, transfer, transient, home school, joint enrollment students, etc).
  2. Review important deadlines:
    • Fall semester: June 1 (undergrads)
    • Spring semester: November 15 (undergrads)
    • Summer semester: May 15 (undergrads)
      See program specific calendars here
  3. Complete online application
    Undergraduate Admissions Guide

    Undergraduate Application

    Undergraduate International Application

  4. Submit $40 non-refundable application fee
  5. Submit official documents

    Request all official transcripts and test scores be sent directly to UWG from all colleges or universities attended. If a transcript is mailed to you, it cannot be treated as official if it has been opened. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically.

    Undergraduate & Graduate Applicants should send all official transcripts to:
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Murphy Building
    University of West Georgia
    1601 Maple Street
    Carrollton, GA 30118-4160
  6. Submit a Certificate of Immunization, if required. If you will not ever be traveling to a UWG campus or site, you may apply for an Immunization Exemption. Contact the Immunization Clerk with your request.
  7. Check the status of your application

Contact

Program Administration and Course Registration:

Dr. Robert Kilpatrick
Interim Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
1601 Maple St.
Carrollton, GA 30118
Phone #: (678) 839-5960
Fax # (678) 839-5931
E-mail: rkilpat@westga.edu

Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate Only), Financial Aid, Fee Payment, Registration, Start/End of Term Dates, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines are available via the Graduate School

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