SPAN 101 and 102 are not part of the major, but a preparation for it. The BSEd requires 33 credit hours above 102, distributed as follows: Basic Sequence (6hours), Core (15 hours) + 4 electives (12 hours). The BSEd in Spanish requires enrollment in the BA in Spanish.
Immersion Requirement: Language majors are required to fulfill an Immersion Requirement through participation in a study abroad program or a travel course in a country of the target language. No more than 15 credit hours transferred from a foreign institution can be applied towards the major. Alternatively, residence in the Spanish House can be used to fulfill the Immersion Requirement. Other options can be approved at the student’s request in consultation with a sponsoring faculty member and with the Department Head’s approval.
General electives (24 hours) are required to complete the program. At least 32 hours of the courses taken at Western Carolina University must be at the junior-senior level to meet one of the general university degree requirements. Students must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in the major, and no grade below a C (2.0) for any required course in the major will be accepted.