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French or Spanish Major (FREN or SPAN)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 30 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Codes:
French, U159
French, with K–12 Teaching Licensure, U161
Spanish, U227
Spanish, with K–12 Teaching Licensure, U229

The French and Spanish Majors are designed to ensure a well-rounded preparation in language, literature, and culture. The programs are balanced and comprehensive, yet they allow students the latitude to explore subjects of special interest to them. Specific course and area requirements and electives in language, literature, and culture characterize both programs. The majors in Romance Languages begin at the 300 level.

Requirements for Both Majors

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

6

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)

See requirements and approved courses.

Category

S.H.

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture
one GPM (Premodern) or GMO (Modern) course, depending on category used to satisfy GHP requirement

3

Natural Sciences
any GLS or GPS course

3–4

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
any additional GSB course with a different departmental prefix

3

Foreign Language (GFL)
intermediate-level proficiency in one language, demonstrated by placement test, or completion of course work through course number 204/241

0–12

Writing Intensive Courses (WI)
a total of four WI courses

 

 

IV Residency Hours

Students should note the following regulations regarding residency hours: each student must complete a minimum of 122 semester hours required for graduation, including 31 hours in residency at UNCG, with 12 hours in the major and 9 hours in the minor.

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Electives for Both Majors

Electives sufficient to complete the 122 semester hours required for degree.

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Requirements for the French Major

No requirement for the major can be met by a grade lower than C-. Minimum 30 semester hours at the 300 level or above, including:

  1. Language: 9 s.h. from: 301*, 311, 312, 313, 315, 415, 497, 511
  2. Literature and/or Film: 9 s.h. from: 353 (prerequisite to 400- and 500-level literature courses), 453, 454, 455, 498, 507, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 561, 562
  3. Culture and Civilization: 3 s.h. from 331, 332, 341, 496, 532, 557 (if topic is Paris)
  4. Electives: 9 s.h.

*May not be taken for credit by students who have successfully completed FRE 315 or above.

Students seeking teacher licensure must include Civilization [331 or 332 or 496 or 532 or 557 (if topic is Paris)], Composition (315 or 415 or 497), and Conversation (311 or 312 or 313) in the 30 hours. The Phonetics competency may be met by completing 311.

The following courses are excluded for credit toward the major: FRE 222, 232, 323.

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Requirements for the Spanish Major

No requirement for the major can be met by a grade lower than C-. Minimum 30 semester hours at the 300 level and above, including:

  1. Bridge language course: 301
  2. Three (3) literature courses: 351, one 400-level and one 500-level course
  3. Two (2) composition courses: 315, 415
  4. One conversation course, selected from 311, 313, 411
  5. One course in civilization, selected from 332, 334, 532, 534, 535
  6. Two (2) elective courses

The following courses are excluded for credit toward the major: SPA 222, 233.