Feb 24, 2024
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.
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 (12 credit hours)
This course may be waived for highly proficient speakers.
3000-Level Elective Courses (6 credit hours)
Select two of the following courses offered in Spanish:
4000-Level Elective Courses (9 credit hours)
Select three of the following courses offered in Spanish:
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
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 Spanish, 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.