Ross  Sherman, Ph.D.

Ross Sherman, Ph.D.

"The biggest thing I like about teaching at Grand Valley is that you get to spend time with students, and not just in the classroom, but also in the laboratory." - Ross Sherman, Movement Science Department Read More

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Southwestern Michigan College

Program Guide: Modern Languages

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 103 3
Elective 3
MATH 136 4
GERM 101 or SPAN 101 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Second Semester
ENGL 104 3
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
GERM 102 or SPAN 102 4
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
GERM 201 or SPAN 201 4
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Science elective 4
Elective 3
GERM 202 or SPAN 202 4
Humanities elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.A..
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  SOCI 202, SOCI 203, SOCI 240
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities elective must be a non-foreign language course.  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with a community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • Students interested in secondary teacher certification should take PSYC 101 as a social science elective.  Students will also be required to complete a teachable minor.  Please see for minor options.


Grand Valley urges all students to seek study-abroad experience. Foreign language majors and minors will make exceptional progress by combining study abroad with their formal course work on the home campus. Approved study experiences of varying lengths - summer, semester, or academic year - carry full academic credit for all participants, including non-majors. The majority of programs currently offered take place during the summer and are accompanied by a Grand Valley State University faculty member. Longer stays can be arranged, however, through Grand Valley's institutional ties with colleges and universities in virtually every major region of the world, including major business schools in Worms, Germany, and Angers, France.

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