Majors & Minors

Programs of Study

The department offers a wide range of experiential learning opportunities to enhance formal language and cultural studies, and encourages students to engage in study abroad, clubs internships, and service learning sponsored by UNC Asheville and other universities. Students have studied in Europe and South America and, in almost all cases, have received academic credit for their experience. They are regularly sent for a semester or summer study to Spain and France, where UNC Asheville has formal exchange relationships with universities in Granada, Santander and Valladolid, Spain and Angers, France.

Faculty members are either native speakers of the language they teach or have extensive experience abroad, and most travel regularly overseas. A favorable teacher-student ratio facilitates small classes and provides students with personalized instruction. There are no teaching assistants.

A bachelor's degree in any foreign language offered at UNC Asheville is excellent preparation for teaching positions and careers in business and industry. One of our graduates has found employment with the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Several majors have won Fulbright Scholarships for study abroad. Many others have gone on to graduate school. Double majors such as management and Spanish, chemistry and German, and political science and French are excellent preparatory programs for graduate work in medicine and law.

Concentrations & Minors

•  French
•  French with Teacher Licensure
•  French Minor

•  German
•  German with Teacher Licensure
•  German Minor

•  Spanish
•  Spanish with Teacher Licensure
•  Spanish Minor

Declaration of Major or Minor

Declaring a major in Modern Languages and Literatures requires the student to complete a Declaration of Major or Minor form that must be signed by the department chair. Before declaring a major, students must satisfy the LANG 120 requirement.

Course Descriptions and Major/Minor Requirements

Review the course requirements in the UNC Asheville Course Catalog for all Modern Languages and Literatures majors and minor. Students interested in pursuing a teacher licensure should contact the Department of Education