Professor Pons; Assistant Professor Gloag; Lecturer Bailey
The French major, under the auspices of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, offers a wide variety of courses in French language, literature and civilization. In small upper-division classes, topics of permanent human significance are discussed and related to personal interests. Through the experience of a culture, language and literature—closely linked historically to their own—students are able to gain distance and awareness, stretch their intellectual horizons and at the same time prepare for careers. The department encourages travel and study abroad and helps students apply for Fulbright and other scholarships to France and admission to graduate schools.
Declaration of Major in French
Declaring a major in French requires the student to complete a Declaration of Major form that must be signed by the department chair. Before declaring a major, students must satisfy the LANG 120 requirement.
Professor Strehl; Assistant Professor Criser; Lecturer Mader
Within the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, a student may elect to major in German. The German major is designed to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the German language and a solid background in and appreciation for the literature, history and culture of the German-speaking lands. The department encourages study abroad whenever possible, and students in the program often spend a semester or academic year in Germany. An exchange agreement between North Carolina and the German State of Baden-Württemberg makes study in Germany both affordable and easy to arrange. In addition to the regular course offerings in German, advanced students may choose courses offered through the N.C. German Consortium. UNC Asheville is a founding member of the consortium, an organization consisting of eight universities in the UNC system that enhance their German curricula through distance-learning arrangements. Each semester advanced students at the eight campuses may take one upper-level course taught by a faculty member at another member institution. UNC Asheville German majors regularly enroll in consortium courses.
Declaration of Major in German
Declaring a major in German requires the student to complete a Declaration of Major form that must be signed by the department chair. Before declaring a major, students must satisfy the LANG 120 requirement.
Associate Professors Adell (Chair, Modern Languages and Literatures), Bettencourt, Trautmann; Assistant Professors Gant, Sanchez-Martinez; Lecturers Bailey, Cebria
Within the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Spanish major provides opportunities to study the language, literatures and cultures of Spanish-speaking lands in the broader context of the liberal arts. Students in the program are expected to use Spanish to communicate and interact intellectually within local or global contexts. The department encourages international study. Agreements between UNC Asheville and universities in countries such as Ecuador, Mexico and Spain make study abroad affordable and easy to arrange.
Declaration of Major in Spanish
Declaring a major in Spanish requires the student to complete a Declaration of Major form that must be signed by the department chair. Before declaring a major, students must satisfy the LANG 120 requirement.
Modern Languages and Literatures