Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Spanish

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses and a minor.
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  4. Majors must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  5. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  6. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 120. The number of free elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.
  7. Students in the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Spanish must complete 24 advanced hours in Spanish and maintain a GPA of at least 2.50 in all advanced Spanish course work to meet graduation requirements. Majors should complete the following advanced Spanish courses: 
    SPAN 3308Advanced Composition 13
    SPAN 3309Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Literary Analysis 23
    SPAN 3340Advanced Spanish Grammar and Stylistics3
    Select three of the following:9
    Survey of Spanish Literature
    Survey of Spanish Literature
    Survey of Spanish-American Literature
    Survey of Spanish-American Literature
    Spanish Phonetics and Phonemics
    Business Spanish I
    Business Spanish II
    Spanish Civilization
    Spanish-American Civilization
    Select two of the following:6
    The Spanish Novel
    Historical Aspects of Hispanic Linguistics
    Contemporary Aspects of Hispanic Linguistics
    The Spanish-American Novel
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Hispanic Literature and Film
    Masterpieces of Hispanic Poetry
    Masterpieces of Hispanic Drama
    Hispanic Literature of the Southwest: Space and Images
    Hispanic Nobel Prizes in Literature
    Translation Practice and Theory
    Mexican Literature
    Women, Minorities and Marginal Groups in Medieval Spanish Literature
    Nature and Nation in Latin American Literature
    Total Hours24

Course Requirements 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
US 11001SPAN 14204
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3Mathematics Component Code 0203
SPAN 14104 
 14 13
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3SPAN 23203
SPAN 23103Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303BA ENG Literature3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 15 15
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3SPAN Advanced Electives9
Minor3Minor6
BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science3 
SPAN Advanced Electives6 
 15 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SPAN Advanced Electives6SPAN Advanced Elective3
Minor9Electives as needed15
 15 18
Total Hours: 120