May 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Spanish, BA

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The modern language program in Spanish is designed to provide students with appropriate linguistic skills to develop a knowledge and sympathetic understanding of cultural differences and to inform them of the civilization, culture, literature and other social and artistic achievements of the respective countries. The program is flexible enough to accommodate students seeking a degree in a modern language, a degree in international business or international economics, a double major or simply a minor in a modern language. The Spanish major earns a B.A. degree. One year of study is available in Chinese, French and German.


Students majoring in Spanish and judged qualified by the faculty may, upon invitation, elect to pursue honors work in Spanish. To graduate ”With Honors in Spanish,” students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/B, a minimum major GPA of 3.2, and complete nine credits of honors courses in the major, including Spanish 499. In addition, they must pass an oral examination and be approved by the faculty. The 499 course does not count toward the major requirements.

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to study abroad for a semester or an entire year since only total immersion in the language will ensure the desired level of proficiency. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, in conjunction with the Office of International Education and faculty advisors, will make every effort to assist students in their study abroad experience.

General Education Requirements (37 hours)

Graduation Requirements (4 hours)

General Education Requirements  

Technical Requirements (0 Hours)

Major Requirements (33 Hours)

Choose Six Credits from

Choose six credits from the following 200-level courses:

Choose Twenty 27 Credits from

Choose twenty 27 credits from the following 300-level courses. Note that at least six of these credits must be completed in an immersion experience abroad.

General Elective Credits

(If Needed)

Total Credit Hours (Minimum) 128

On occasion, technical and/or program requirements may also meet specific core curriculum requirements. Please confer with your program advisor to determine which courses, if any, may be counted accordingly.

All Bachelors programs at Lenoir-Rhyne require at least 128 credit hours. If, in combination, core, technical, and program requirements do not generate at least 128 hours, additional credits must be completed to achieve 128 hours. These classes may be general electives, or a student may complete a minor or additional major.

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