May 09, 2021
The B.A. in Spanish degree offers three concentrations:
- Applied Language (Business Spanish and Translating)
- Literature and Culture
- Hispanic Studies
The Applied Language concentration is designed for Spanish for the professions and specific purposes, such as Business Spanish and Translating. All concentrations consist of 30 credit hours of language and content courses, plus a one-credit hour Senior Seminar. Students with a Major in Spanish are strongly encouraged to take courses in another language at least through the Intermediate level.
All incoming students except learners of Japanese may take a UNC Charlotte Placement Exam in the language they wish to study if they have had previous experience with that language. Foreign language majors and minors may also take a placement exam to help them determine at what level they should begin studying their chosen language. Students should consult the department’s webpages for more specific guidelines regarding placement. Learners of Japanese should contact a Japanese professor directly in order to schedule an interview regarding placement.
General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)
For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program . All foreign language majors must take at least one of the following (W) courses offered within the department:
Major Core Courses (6 credit hours)
Concentration Courses (24 credit hours)
Concentration Core Courses (6 credit hours)
Select one of the following:
Select one of the following:
Concentration Elective Courses (18 credit hours)
At least 12 of the 18 credit hours must be at the 4000 level. At least 3 credit hours must be a Writing Intensive (W) course within the department. SPAN 3409 will not count as a concentration elective course.
Select at least three of the following:
Select the remaining credit hours from the following:
Senior Seminar (1 credit hour)
Unrestricted Elective Courses
As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.
Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours
A GPA of 2.0 is required. Only courses in which a student has earned a grade of C or above may count toward the Spanish major.
Introductory language courses may not be taken on a Pass/No Credit Basis if they are being used to fulfill a college or departmental foreign language requirement. Students with a Foreign Language major or minor may not take required courses in the department on a Pass/No Credit Basis.
For details about the Honors Program in Languages and Culture Studies, visit the program page .
The Department of Languages and Culture Studies, in collaboration with the Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education, offers a program to prepare students for K-12 teacher licensure in North Carolina. Students seeking licensure to teach a foreign language must fulfill the General Education requirements, the foreign language major, two foreign language teaching methods courses, and satisfy all other requirements specified by the College of Education. Students planning to specialize in foreign language education should apply through the Coordinator for Foreign Language Education during the first semester of the Sophomore year to obtain appropriate advising. Licensure applications are the responsibility of the student and the Office of Teacher Education Advising and Licensure (TEAL) in the College of Education.