Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Spanish (Spanish for the Professions 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. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  5. Students 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 3307 or SPAN 3308, SPAN 3309, and SPAN 3340
  8. Nine hours must be chosen from the following SPAN Advanced Electives: SPAN 3311, SPAN 3312, SPAN 3313, SPAN 3314, SPAN 3315SPAN 4300, SPAN 4600. No more than six hours of internship (SPAN 4300 and SPAN 4600) may be applied to the degree.
  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 3313, SPAN 3314, SPAN 3315, 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 4380A, SPAN 4380F, SPAN 4380G, SPAN 4380H, SPAN 4390.

 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 3311, 3312, 3313, 3314, 4300, or 46003
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SPAN 3311, 3312, 3313, 3314, 4300, or 46003SPAN 3311, 3312, 3313, 3314, 4300, or 46003
SPAN Advanced Elective3SPAN Advanced Elective3
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

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 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

Group B: Spanish Linguistics

SPAN 3310Spanish Phonetics and Phonemics3
SPAN 3314Translation Practice and Theory3
SPAN 4311Historical Aspects of Hispanic Linguistics3
SPAN 4312Contemporary Aspects of Hispanic Linguistics3

Group C: Spanish for the Professions

SPAN 3311Business Spanish I3
SPAN 3312Business Spanish II3
SPAN 3313Spanish and Media3
SPAN 3314Translation Practice and Theory3
SPAN 3315Spanish for Health Professions3
SPAN 4300Professional Internship in Spanish3
SPAN 4600Professional Internship in Spanish (No more than 6 hours of Internship may be counted toward the Spanish major or minor)6