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Spanish, B.A.

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The B.A. degree in Spanish offers two concentrations: 1) literature/culture and 2) applied language (Business Spanish and Translating).  Each concentration consists of 30 hours of courses in Spanish (9 hours of core courses and 21 hours of emphasis courses), plus a one-hour Senior Seminar (LACS 4690 ).  Students majoring in Spanish are strongly encouraged to take courses in another language at least through the Intermediate level.  Only courses in which a student has earned a grade of C or above may count toward the Spanish major.  Both concentrations require a core of 3 courses:

Additional Admission Requirements

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. 

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (37-43 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program .  All foreign language majors must take at least one (W) course offered within the department.  Any (W) course offered within the department counts as a writing-intensive course in the major required by General Education.


*SPAN 3203  plus one additional 3000/4000-level SPAN course may substitute for both SPAN 3201  and SPAN 3202 .

Concentration Courses (22 credit hours)

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

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.

Only courses in which a student has earned a grade of C or above may count toward the Spanish major.

Honors Program

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

Suggested Curriculum

For a suggested curriculum progression toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at

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, Licensure, and Recruitment (TEALR) in the College of Education.

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