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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Languages and Literatures: Concentration in Spanish

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The Spanish concentration 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.

I. Required courses in the concentration—38 hours:

Students whose level of proficiency does not allow them to start with SPAN 220 will be required to complete the appropriate prerequisite courses. Students who place out of one or more of the required courses must still complete 36 hours of Spanish, not including the prerequisite courses, for the concentration. At least one-half of the hours required for the concentration must be completed at UNC Asheville.

II. Required courses outside the major—None

III. Other departmental requirements:

Competency in Spanish will be demonstrated by a capstone project consisting of research plus oral presentations to be carried out in a 400-level course. Oral proficiency will be demonstrated by successful completion of SPAN 300.

Liberal Arts Core (LAC)

For additional information about the Liberal Arts Core and the specific courses that fulfill the requirements, visit the Office of the Registrar website,

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

Courses that satisfy some of the following LAC requirements can be found throughout the curriculum and may be used to fulfill multiple requirements.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Seminar 3-4
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3-4
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3-4
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-8
Arts and Ideas 3-4
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive (DI and DI-R) 6-8


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