Spanish Study Abroad Policy

The following policy on credit for Spanish summer study abroad applies to UNC Charlotte’s program in San José, Costa Rica, as well as to similar summer programs in Spain and Latin America.  Most programs of this type award six semester hours of Spanish credits, based on the fact that students meet with classroom instructors for 80-100 contact hours (40-50 hours per class).

In general, UNC Charlotte Spanish majors may apply three semester hours toward the major and an additional three hours toward elective credit, while Spanish minors may apply six hours toward the minor.  Spanish majors and minors may request permission to apply additional credits toward the major or minor, provided they have a 2.5+ overall GPA, a 3.0+ GPA in Spanish, and their study-abroad classes are equivalent in content to classes taught at UNC Charlotte.  Exceptions to these guidelines require written approval of the Department Chair or Associate Chair.

For Spanish Majors

If you have already taken the following classes or their equivalents… …you may receive UNC Charlotte credit for the following classes taken abroad:
SPAN 1202 SPAN 2201 and SPAN 2105
SPAN 2201 SPAN 2202 and SPAN 2105
SPAN 2201 and 2105 or 2106 (but not both) SPAN 2202 and SPAN 2105 or 2106 (depending on which one is missing)
SPAN 2202 but no skill dev. classes SPAN 3202 and SPAN 2105
SPAN 2202 and SPAN 2105 or 2106 or both SPAN 3202 and SPAN 3050
SPAN 2202 and SPAN 3202 SPAN 3050 and SPAN 4050
Two or more 3000-level Spanish classes, including SPAN 3202 SPAN 3050 and SPAN 4050

For Spanish Minors

If you have already taken the following classes or their equivalents… …you may receive UNC Charlotte credit for the following classes taken abroad:
SPAN 1202 SPAN 2201 and SPAN 2105
SPAN 2201 SPAN 2202 and SPAN 2105
SPAN 2201 and SPAN 2105 or 2106 (but not both) SPAN 2202 and SPAN 2105 or SPAN 2106 (depending on which is missing)
SPAN 2202 but no skill dev. class SPAN 3202 and SPAN 2105
SPAN 2202 and SPAN 2105 or 2106 or both SPAN 3202 and SPAN 3050
SPAN 2202 and SPAN 3202 SPAN 3050 and SPAN 4050
Two or more 3000-level Spanish classes, including SPAN 3202 SPAN 3050 and SPAN 4050

Note: To receive credit for SPAN 3201 you must take an advanced grammar class, or to receive credit for any other class than the ones listed above, the class must have equivalent course content.

Updated by Dr. Ann González, Spring 2008