May 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, BA

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The modern language programs in German and Spanish are 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 programs are 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 German and Spanish major earns a B.A. degree. Two years of study are available in Chinese and Greek.


Students majoring in Modern Languages and judged qualified by the faculty may, upon invitation, elect to pursue honors work in German or Spanish. To graduate ”With Honors in German or Spanish,” students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum major GPA of 3.2, and complete nine credits of honors courses in the major, including German or 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 Department of Modern Languages, in conjunction with the Office of International Education and faculty advisors, will make every effort to assist students in their study abroad experience.

Core Curriculum Requirements (55-62 Hours)

The Core Curriculum 

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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