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Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 Previous Edition

Spanish, Hispanic Studies Concentration, B.A.

The B.A. in Spanish degree offers three concentrations:

All concentrations consists 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. 

Degree Requirements


This course may be waived for highly proficient speakers.

Concentration Courses

3000- or 4000-Level Elective Course (3 credit hours)

The elective course may double count for the second major if it has Hispanic content, or it may be a course offered in English, such as the following:

Or the elective course can be an additional course from the department:

  • SPAN 3XXX-4XXX - Elective Course (3)
  • TRAN 3XXX-4XXX - Elective Course (3)

The elective may also double count as a (W) course in the major if it has Hispanic content, such as the following:


Second Major Requirement

Students must complete a second major to be awarded a B.A. in Spanish with Concentration in Hispanic Studies.  With approval of an advisor, the choice of second major should be considered in terms of the fulfillment of individual educational and vocational aspirations. 

Senior Seminar (3 credit hours)

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

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.

Honors Program

For details about the Honors Program in Spanish, visit the program page .

Suggested Curriculum

For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu.  Consultation with an advisor is required each semester.

Teacher Licensure

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.