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

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.
  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 40000 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 must complete the following SPAN required courses:   SPAN 3308, SPAN 3309, SPAN 3340
  8. Nine hours must be chosen from the following SPAN Advanced Electives: SPAN 3310,SPAN 4311, SPAN 4312, SPAN 4380E.
  9. Three hours must be chosen from the following SPAN Advanced Electives:  SPAN 4302, SPAN 4330, SPAN 4341, SPAN 4342, SPAN 4350, SPAN 4361, SPAN 4362, SPAN 4370, SPAN 4380A, SPAN 4380F, SPAN 4380G, SPAN 4380H
  10. Three hours must be chosen from the following SPAN Advanced Electives:  SPAN 3301, SPAN 3302, SPAN 3305, SPAN 3306, SPAN 3310, SPAN 3311, SPAN 3312, SPAN 3370, SPAN 3371, SPAN 4300, SPAN 4302, SPAN 4311, SPAN 4312, SPAN 4330, SPAN 4341, SPAN 4342, SPAN 4350, SPAN 4361, SPAN 4362, SPAN 4370, SPAN 4380, SPAN 4380A, SPAN 4380E, SPAN 4380F, SPAN 4380G, SPAN 4380H, SPAN 4380I, SPAN 4390.

 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 33403
SPAN 33083SPAN Advanced Electives6
SPAN 33093Minor6
Minor3 
BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics3 
 15 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SPAN Advanced Electives6SPAN Advanced Electives3
Minor9Electives15
 15 18
Total Hours: 120

SPAN Advanced Electives

Group A: Hispanic Literature and Culture

SPAN 3301Literatures of Spain I3
SPAN 3302Literatures of Spain II3
SPAN 3305Latin American Literatures I3
SPAN 3306Latin American Literatures II3
SPAN 3370Spanish Civilization3
SPAN 3371Latin American Civilization3
SPAN 4302The Spanish Novel3
SPAN 4330The Latin American Novel3
SPAN 4341Gabriel Garcia Marquez3
SPAN 4342Don Quijote3
SPAN 4350Hispanic Film3
SPAN 4361Hispanic Poetry3
SPAN 4362Hispanic Drama3
SPAN 4370Hispanic Literature of the Southwest3
SPAN 4380Special Topics in Hispanic Literature and Linguistics3
SPAN 4380AHispanic Nobel Prizes in Literature3
SPAN 4380FMexican Literature3
SPAN 4380GWomen, Minorities and Marginal Groups in Medieval Spanish Literature3
SPAN 4380HNature and Nation in Latin American Literature3
SPAN 4390Studies in Spanish Culture, Language, or Literature3

Group B: Spanish Linguistics

SPAN 3310Spanish Phonetics and Phonemics3
SPAN 4311Historical Aspects of Hispanic Linguistics3
SPAN 4312Contemporary Aspects of Hispanic Linguistics3
SPAN 4380Special Topics in Hispanic Literature and Linguistics3

Group C: Spanish for the Professions

SPAN 3311Business Spanish I3
SPAN 3312Business Spanish II3
SPAN 4300Professional Internship in Spanish3
SPAN 4380Special Topics in Hispanic Literature and Linguistics3
SPAN 4380ETranslation Practice and Theory3
SPAN 4380ISpanish and Media3
SPAN 4390Studies in Spanish Culture, Language, or Literature3
SPAN 4600Professional Internship in Spanish (No more than 6 hours of Internship may be counted toward the Spanish major or minor)6