Information for Enrolled Students


Our graduate faculty shares advising duties. You are assigned an advisor based on the year in which your formally begin the MA. If you are uncertain who is serving as your advisor, please contact the program director, Dr. Beverly Moser


Meeting with your Advisor

Please keep in touch with your advisor, and contact him or her if you have questions about your progress or any concerns about your program. You can handle basic questions via e-mail, but you should also plan to meet your advisor face-to-face on campus, too, to plan out your program of study and get feedback on your development in French or Spanish.

Especially good dates to meet with advisors are federal holidays that are not observed at Appalachian (Veteran’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day) and during most public school Spring Break periods in April. If you work during they day, faculty advisors can be available late in the afternoon if you make an appointment in advance. Consider combining a meeting with your advisor with a visit to the University Library.

Important Materials for Degree Candidates

We have developed some advising handouts and links to help you get the most out of your graduate study.

  • Step-to-step advice for completing your degree (PDF). This document describes the various stages of your graduate study, including your program of study, admission to candidacy, application for graduation, etc.
  • Program of Study Planning/Approval Sheet (PDF) A form to help us plan your Program of Study.  This form identifies which courses you have taken in each of the three areas of your degree concentration and allows the Program Director prepare your Program of Study for the Grad School.   See the above guide to determine when to complete this form. 
  • Detailed guidelines for MA comprehensive examinations (PDF). This handout tells you how to begin collecting material to prepare for your oral comprehensive exams, beginning with your first class in the program. Please refer to these guidelines often, and begin thinking early in your studies about the material you will develop and include.

The Graduate School maintains a link to all essential forms you will need, including the program of study, admission to candidacy, program change forms, and application for graduation.

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Every fall the department co-hosts the Latin American Film Series. An event open to students, faculty and the public in general. Admission is free. Schedule information of the films is posted on the first week of August.


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DLLC Department Chair 
Dr. James Fogelquist 
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DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
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DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
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LARC Director
Dr. Paul Sebastian
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UNC World Language Exchange

The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.

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