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 and Media
    Translation Practice and Theory
    Spanish for Health Professions
    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
    Don Quijote
    Hispanic Film
    Hispanic Poetry
    Hispanic Drama
    Hispanic Literature of the Southwest
    Hispanic Nobel Prizes in Literature
    Mexican Literature
    Women, Minorities and Marginal Groups in Medieval Spanish Literature
    Nature and Nation in Latin American Literature
    Total Hours24

    Prerequisite to all other upper division courses; may be taken simultaneously with SPAN 3309.


    Prerequisite to all other upper division courses in literature; may be taken simultaneously with SPAN 3307 or SPAN 3308.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Communication Component Code 0103Communication Component Code 0103
Mathematics Component Code 0203Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Government/Political Science Component Code 0703American History Component Code 0603
SPAN 1410 (TCCN SPAN 1411)4Government/Political Science Component Code 0703
US 11001SPAN 1420 (TCCN SPAN 1412)4
 14 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403
American History Component Code 0603Creative Arts Component Code 0503
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803Component Area Option Code 090/0913
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)13SPAN 2320 (TCCN SPAN 2312)3
SPAN 2310 (TCCN SPAN 2311)3Minor3
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BA Science, Math, Computer Science, or Logic3BA English Literature3
SPAN 3307 or 33083SPAN 33403
SPAN 33093SPAN Advanced Elective3
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SPAN Advanced Electives6SPAN Advanced Electives6
Minor3Electives (as needed)9
Electives (as needed)6 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

An ENG Literature course may be selected from the following: ENG 2310 (TCCN ENGL 2322), ENG 2320 (TCCN ENGL 2323), ENG 2330 (TCCN ENGL 2332), ENG 2340 (TCCN ENGL 2333), ENG 2359 (TCCN ENGL 2327), ENG 2360 (TCCN ENGL 2328), ENG 2371