BRUNSWICK — The College of Coastal Georgia will be one of four schools in the University System of Georgia expanding foreign language programs through an online eMajor system approved by the USG Board of Regents.
Baccalaureate degrees in French and Spanish will be offered as well as minors in French and Spanish and two career-oriented certificate programs: Spanish for Professionals and a Teacher/English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate.
The eMajor is a collaborative program developed by the University System. The online courses, which include task-based exercises as well as instruction, are designed to make college degrees more accessible and enhance the skills of working professionals.
Three other schools are participating in these programs: Armstrong State University (French), Clayton State University, and Valdosta State University (French and Spanish).
Dr. Tracy Pellett, vice president for academic affairs, said the eMajors in French and Spanish are in keeping with the Coastal’s mission to prepare students for careers, advanced study, lifelong learning, and participation in a global and technological society.
“This initiative allows the college to quickly and cost effectively expand our bachelor of arts degrees in areas impactful to our global society as well as to the changing demographics of our local communities,” Pellett said. “The programs include developing intercultural understanding, which is beneficial in both corporate and social agency settings.”
The eMajor degrees and certificate programs will be available beginning in the fall term.