Undergraduate Majors & Minors
About the Spanish Program
Although most Spanish majors have studied Spanish in high school, you can major in Spanish at UNC without previous Spanish language experience. Eventually, you will take advanced courses in conversation, grammar and composition. Additionally, you will complete your requirements with courses in literature, civilization and linguistics. If you wish to earn a Colorado secondary teaching certificate, you will also complete the Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) and student teach. A minor in Spanish is also available.
Mexican American Studies
About the Mexican American Studies Program
This program examines the development of Mexican-American history and culture from its origins to the present, analyzing the sociopolitical, artistic, ans economic results of direct contact with the United States. With this major you can pursue careers in law, urban affairs, business relations, environmental studies, human development and international relations as well as other fields of public service. Concentrations options are: Community Health and Nutrition; Globalization, Borders and Migration; Social Justice and Public Policy; TESL, Bilingualism: Mexican American and the U.S. Educational Experience; and Youth Advocacy. With the Secondary Teaching Emphasis, you will be licensed in UNC's PTEP program as a Social Studies teacher with Emphasis in Mexican American Studies. A Mexican American Studies minor is also available.