Advising and registration for Summer/Fall 2013
The department of Modern and classical Languages benefits students by having dedicated advisors. This means during your first two years while you are completing your core curriculum and making your way towards you upper division requirements, you will work with an advisor that will help you track through the various core classes that you must take before truly entering you major at the upper division.
Once you have completed the majority of your core curriculum and are beginning your progress through your initial upper division courses, you will then work with your upper division advisor who will guide through the most challenging and rewarding part of your learning experience within your chosen field of study.
Advising is a critical part of the process in your chosen field of study. Advising provides you with a one on one session with an academic or administrative advisor who is knowledgeable about all things VSU, including the curriculum and providing you with the information you need to assist in choosing the classes that will benefit you most during each semester.
Your advisor monitors your progress and keeps track of all your information. You will see your advisor each semester during registration and advising periods, and you may also make an appointment with your advisor throughout the semester if needed.
Who is my adviser?
Spanish Language and Culture
French Language and Culture
Spanish and French, Foreign Language Education (FLED)
Dr. Randy Gladwin, FLED Coordinator
Dr. Victoria Russell, Student Teaching, Certification
Dr. Fleming Bell
Spanish for Professionals Certificate Program
Graduate Assistant for Advising
academic programs and Advising/ information and forms
Student Information/Majors/Minors/Double Majors
All majors in MCL are required to advise before registering for classes. Advising is necessary to insure your progress is on track. During the advising period, please contact the department to make an appointment to advise. In most cases your advisor will post a sign up sheet on their office door to sign up. If you need assistance to locate your advisor, or to find out who your advisor is, please contact the department.
Students who are minoring in a foreign language can attend group advising session during the advising period. Typically two to three sessions are held for students needing to advise, or who would like more information on taking a minor in MCL. The dates and times for the session are posted on the website during the advising period.
Majors in MCL who are also majoring in another area, are required to advise in both departments. It is necessary that both of your advisors in the two departments are able to work together to insure you are on track with both of your chosen areas of study. Working towards two degrees at the same time can be very challenging, and making sure you are on track with both degrees will be highly beneficial when you graduate. Please be aware that a checklist for graduation is required to be turned in with your application for graduation. If you have never advised in MCL, but are taking classes towards a degree, you will not have the requireed paperwork necessary to graduate. This may delay your graduation.
Major Specific Catalog Entries
Please contact the department of Modern and Classical Languages at 333-5948 if you have any questions.
Language Advising Center
What exactly does the Language Advising Center do?
Available only at the Registrar's Office.