International Languages and Literatures educates students to become global citizens through instruction in languages, literature, film and culture. Through this study, students gain further knowledge of their own cultural identities and are able to make informed cultural comparisons.

We offer language, literature, film and culture courses in French, German, and Spanish.

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.

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.

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Program Location

Carrollton Campus

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.

Save money

UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

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 Bursar's Office 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.

Downloads

Lynn Anderson, Ph.D.

Lynn Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of French

Lisa Connell, Ph.D.

Lisa Connell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of French

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

Robert Kilpatrick, Ph.D.

Robert Kilpatrick, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator of ILC and Professor of French

Anca Koczkas, Ph.D.

Anca Koczkas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

Elizabeth Solis, M.A.

Elizabeth Solis, M.A.

Instructor of Spanish

Felix Tweraser, Ph.D.

Felix Tweraser, Ph.D.

Professor of German

Jeffrey Zamostny, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Zamostny, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

Ana Zapata-Calle, Ph.D.

Ana Zapata-Calle, 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

Dr. Robert Kilpatrick
Program Coordinator, International Languages and Cultures
1601 Maple St.
Carrollton, GA 30118
Phone #: (678) 839-5960
Fax # (678) 839-5931
E-mail: rkilpatr@westga.edu

  • Students will demonstrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills at the advanced level of the target language consistent with national standards for foreign language education.
  • Students will demonstrate skills necessary to analyze cultures and practices of the target areas.
  •  Students will demonstrate the capacity to present research in the target language on topics relevant to the study of foreign languages and cultures.