Presbyterian College offers majors and minors in French and Spanish, a major in Modern Foreign Languages which combines French and Spanish, and a minor in Latin American studies.  We also offer introductory courses in Chinese (through the Confucius Institute), French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish, which may be used to satisfy the general education requirement for a foreign language.

Major in Modern Foreign Languages

Students who major in modern foreign languages must complete the following

  • A total of 18 hours taught at or above the 200-level in each language (French and Spanish)
  • Either FREN or SPAN 440,

Students who exempt 201 or above as a result of placement will be required to complete additional electives to achieve the minimum number of hours for the major. Students taking 398 (Honors Research) must register for FREN 440 or SPAN 440 (Capstone) in the same semester.

Major in French

Students who major in French must complete 28 hours taught at or above the 200-level, including

  • FREN 201, 202, 301, 302, 333, 391, 410, and 440;
  • three hours of FREN literature electives taught at the 400-level;
  • three hours of FREN electives.

Students who exempt 201 or above as a result of placement will be required to complete additional electives to achieve the minimum number of hours for the major.

Students taking FREN 398 (Honors Research) must register for FREN 440 (Capstone) in the same semester.

French courses taken in a study abroad program may count toward the major hours. At least two courses (FREN 333 and one 400-level literature course) must be taken on campus at Presbyterian College. One semester or junior year of study abroad in France is recommended for all majors.

Minor in French

Students who minor in French must complete 18 hours of FREN electives taught at or above the 200-level.

Students who exempt 201 or above as a result of placement will be required to complete additional electives to achieve the minimum number of hours for the minor.

One semester or junior year of study abroad in France is recommended for all minors.

Major in Spanish

Students majoring in Spanish must complete 28 hours taught at or above the 200-level, including

  • SPAN 201, 202, 300, 301 or 302, and 440;
  • six hours in SPAN literature courses;
  • nine additional hours in SPAN electives.

Students who exempt 201 or above as a result of placement will be required to complete additional electives to achieve the minimum number of hours for the major.

Students taking SPAN 398 (Honors Research) must register for SPAN 440 (Capstone) in the same semester.

Spanish courses taken in a study abroad program may be substituted for some of the above courses, subject to approval by the department. One semester or junior year of study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country is recommended for all majors.

Minor in Spanish

Students minoring in Spanish must complete 18 hours in SPAN coursework taught at or above the 200-level.

One semester or junior year of study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country is recommended for all minors.

Students who exempt 201 or above as a result of placement will be required to complete additional electives to achieve the minimum number of hours for the minor.

Minor in Latin American Studies

The minor in Latin American studies requires 18 hours, including

  • LAST 335
  • 15 additional hours chosen from
    • ARTH 320;
    • LAST/SPAN 318, 350;
    • PLSC 362;
    • PLSC/SOC 370;
    • SPAN 316, 324, 331, and 332
    • or study abroad