Bachelor of Arts in Modern Language & Culture

Speaking a second language and understanding other cultures are of strategic importance in a world in which international collaboration is not only necessary for political survival, but also indispensable for economic success. The B.A. in Modern Language and Culture prepares graduates who are able to communicate effectively in one or more foreign languages and have a keen understanding of how humans interact across world cultures. Graduates will be familiar with current global issues and possess the knowledge, skills, and versatility needed to succeed academically and professionally in an ever-changing society. Students choose one of five primary languages - Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish - in which they develop and refine language proficiency as well as cross-cultural competence. They then have the choice of four concentrations:

  • Second Language and Culture
  • Teacher Certification in Foreign Language (FLED)
  • Applied Business
  • Cross-disciplinary Perspectives

For more information on specific classes, see our Modern Language and Culture degree information in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.


Additional Teacher Certification in Foreign Language Information

The Foreign Language Teacher Education (FLED) program allows degree candidates to complement their studies in the primary language with the coursework required for teacher certification. The FLED program is accredited by ACTFL / NCATE and the FLED curriculum satisfies requirements of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC). Students successfully completing the FLED program are recommended for the State of Georgia Induction Certificate in P-12 Chinese, French, German, or Spanish. This FLED program is Nationally Recognized by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). It is one of only two Nationally Recognized foreign language teacher certification programs in the State of Georgia.

The Department of Foreign languages also offers an Alternative Teacher Preparation (ATP) Program in Foreign Languages, which is a non-degree undergraduate program leading to P-12 teacher certification in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, or Spanish

More information and resources can be found on the FLED Resources page.


Foreign Language Education (FLED) Requirements

Students interested in pursuing a degree in Modern Language & Culture with a concentration in Foreign Language Education (Concentration II: Teacher Certification in Foreign Languages) must also meet the following requirements.

  • Students must meet all the Teacher Education admission requirements of the Bagwell College of Education as well as additional Department of Foreign Languages requirements for admission to the FLED program. Please note that admission to Teacher Education is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University.

    In addition to the College of Education requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program, the Department of Foreign Languages requires the following for admission to FLED:

    • An oral interview in the target language with Dr. Griffin (French) or Ms. Wood (Spanish). It is best to schedule this interview near the completion of the 2002 intermediate courses (FREN 2002/GRMN 2002/SPAN 2002).
    • An evaluation from the instructors of your two most recent French, German, or Spanish courses, assessing your skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, as well as your potential for success in the program. If you've not had any courses at the 3000-level, one evaluation from FREN 2002, GRMN 2002, or SPAN 2002 will suffice.
  • To maintain academic standing in the FLED program, all students, once admitted, must maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher