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Spanish, Literature and Culture Concentration, B.A.

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

  1. Literature and Culture
  2. Applied Language (Business Spanish and Translating)  
  3. Hispanic Studies  

The concentration consists of 30 credit hours of courses in Spanish, 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. 

Admission Requirements

Freshmen and Transfers

  • Minimum GPA:  2.0
  • Other:  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. 
  • Transferable Credit Hours:  24

Degree Requirements

Concentration Courses (24 credit hours)

Concentration Elective Courses (18 credit hours)

One elective course must be either SPAN 4208  or SPAN 4209 

One elective course may be a writing intensive (W) course in English if the topic involves Hispanic literature (Spanish, Latin American, or Latino) and should be approved by the student’s advisor.

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be at the 4000 level (including SPAN 4208  or SPAN 4209 ). 

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 Languages and Culture Studies, visit the program page .

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.

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