Modern Languages Suggested Chronology

Modern Languages Suggested Chronology

NOTE REGARDING COURSE ROTATION: Please note that for the Modern Languages major, specific courses are not required; rather, courses at specific levels are required. Therefore, the course rotation consists of courses at a particular level not of particular courses. In order to graduate, students need to take or place out of the basic language sequence (1001, 1002, 2001, 2002). The major courses consist of eight upper-division courses, at least three of which should be at the 4000 level or above. In French and German, two upper-division courses are offered each semester; at least once a year, a 4000-level course is also offered. In Spanish, many 3000-level courses and at least one 4000-level (and one 5000-level, which substitutes for a 4000-level) are offered each semester. Students should plan to take the courses that are offered each semester.

This suggested chronology shows one example of how an incoming freshman with no prior foreign language might complete the Modern Languages degree in four years. Note that students with prior foreign language experience may be able to complete the degree (much) more quickly.

Please note, also, that Study Abroad is strongly encouraged for Modern Languages majors and is advisable for all Georgia Southern students. To calculate how study abroad might fit into this suggested chronology, please visit with an advisor in the Department of Foreign Languages or in International Studies.

Note: "Foreign Language" represents any of FREN, GRMN, or SPAN.

First Year
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
ENGL   1101 (Area A1)3ENGL   1102 (Area A1)3
Foreign Language 1001 - Elementary I (Counts for Area F)3Foreign Language 1002 - Elementary II (Counts for Area F)3
FYE   1220 (Additional Core Requirements)2FYE   1410 (Area B)1
KINS - Physical Activity (Additional Core Requirements)1HIST   1112 (Area B)3
MATH (Area A2)3HLTH   1520 (Additional Core Requirements)2
Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology (Area D with lab)4Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology (Area D with lab)4
 16 16
Second Year
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
Additional Area F3Additional Area F3
Foreign Language 2001 - Intermediate I (Counts for Area F)3Foreign Language 2002 - Intermediate II (Counts for Area F)3
Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics Elective (Area C - not Foreign Language)3Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics Elective (Area C - not Foreign Language)3
KINS - Physical Activity (Additional Core Requirements)1Minor/2nd Major Course3
Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology (Area D with lab)4Minor/2nd Major Course3
Social Sciences (Area E)3Social Sciences (Area E)3
 17 18
Third Year
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
Foreign Language 3000 Level3Foreign Language 3000 Level3
Foreign Language 3000 Level3Foreign Language 3000 Level3
Minor/2nd Major Course3Minor/2nd Major Course3
Minor/2nd Major Course3Minor/2nd Major Course3
Minor/2nd Major Course3Minor/2nd Major/Elective Course3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
Foreign Language 3000 Level3Foreign Language 4000 Level3
Foreign Language 4000 Level3Foreign Language 4000/5000 Level3
Minor/2nd Major/Elective Course3Minor/2nd Major/Elective Course3
Minor/2nd Major/Elective Course3Minor/2nd Major/Elective Course3
Minor/2nd Major/Elective Course3Minor/2nd Major/Elective Course3
 Complete Proficiency Exams, Portfolio, Survey
 15 15
Total Credit Hours 127

Note: This suggested chronology is designed as a guide for students planning their course selections. The information on this page provides only a suggested schedule. Actual course selections should be made with the advice of an academic advisor. This suggested chronology is not considered a legal substitute for the University Catalog. Students should become familiar with the catalog that they will use to define their graduation requirements.