May 21, 2022
The B.A. in Spanish degree offers three concentrations:
- Literature and Culture
- Applied Language (Business Spanish and Translating)
- 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.
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
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)
Concentration Elective Courses (18 credit hours)
3000-Level Elective Courses (6 credit hours)
3000-Level Spanish Elective Course (3 credit hours)
Select one of the following courses offered in Spanish:
3000-Level English Elective Course (3 credit hours)
Select one of the following (W) courses offered in English:
The writing intensive (W) elective course may be taken in English if the topic involves Hispanic literature (Spanish, Latin American, or Latino) and should be approved by the student’s advisor.
Survey Elective Course (3 credit hours)
Select one of the following:
Literature/Culture 4000-Level Elective Courses (6 credit hours)
Select two of the following:
4000-Level Elective Course (3 credit hours)
Select one of 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.