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. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  5. Students 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. Students should complete the following advanced Spanish courses: 
    SPAN 3307Advanced Composition for Spanish Heritage Speakers 13
    or SPAN 3308 Advanced Composition
    SPAN 3309Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Literary Analysis 23
    SPAN 3340Advanced Spanish Grammar and Stylistics3
    Select three of the following:9
    Literatures of Spain I
    Literatures of Spain II
    Latin American Literatures I
    Latin American Literatures II
    Spanish Phonetics and Phonemics
    Business Spanish I
    Business Spanish II
    Spanish Civilization
    Latin American Civilization
    Select two of the following:6
    Professional Internship in Spanish
    The Spanish Novel
    Historical Aspects of Hispanic Linguistics
    Contemporary Aspects of Hispanic Linguistics
    The Latin American Novel
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Hispanic Film
    Hispanic Poetry
    Hispanic Drama
    Hispanic Literature of the Southwest
    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 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060 [TCCN HIST 1301] )3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
US 11001SPAN 1420 (TCCN SPAN 1412)4
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3Mathematics Component Code 0203
SPAN 1410 (TCCN SPAN 1411)4 
 14 13
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3SPAN 2320 (TCCN SPAN 2312)3
SPAN 2310 (TCCN SPAN 2311)3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303BA ENG Literature [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060 [TCCN HIST 1302])3Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3SPAN Advanced Electives9
BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science3 
SPAN Advanced Electives6 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SPAN Advanced Electives6SPAN Advanced Elective3
Minor9Electives as needed15
 15 18
Total Hours: 120