Spanish B.A.


A major in Spanish fosters the development of analytical and communicative skills that uniquely prepare students for our increasingly diverse national culture and global economic system. Students will be provided with the knowledge and critical skills necessary to understand and engage with the societies and cultural histories of Spain and Spanish America, while also learning how to read and analyze texts with rigor and insight, write with proficiency, and refine their oral expression. Careers may be pursued in a variety of fields including elementary, secondary, and higher education; social work; communications; and government.


  1. B.A. in Spanish: 36 hours, or the equivalent, in Spanish, and 18 hours in a minor
  2. Minor in Spanish: 18 hours of Spanish
  3. Teacher Certification

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours=120

University Core Curriculum

University Core Curriculum (42 hours)

Minimum G.P.A.

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in Spanish courses, including a 2.0 average at this university.

Required Courses

A minimum of 36 hours in Spanish, 24 of which must be upper-division hours in Spanish, and at least 12 of which must be taken at this university, as follows:

SPAN 1413Introduction to Spanish I [TCCN: SPAN 1411]


SPAN 1414Introduction to Spanish II [TCCN: SPAN 1412]


SPAN 1611Accelerated Spanish I

SPAN 2311Intermediate Spanish I [TCCN: SPAN 2311]


SPAN 2312Intermediate Spanish II [TCCN: SPAN 2312]


SPAN 2611Accelerated Spanish II

SPAN 3335Writing Proficiency in Spanish

SPAN 4310Advanced Grammar

SPAN 4331Hispanic Culture and Civilization

SPAN 3345Introduction to Hispanic Literature

SPAN 4397Senior Seminar

Spanish electives (6 hours):

ENGL 3376Contrastive Linguistics

ENGL 4376Introduction to Linguistics

ENGL 3360Classical Language Skills

SPAN 3350Survey of Spanish Literature to 1700

SPAN 3355Survey of Spanish Literature Since 1700

SPAN 4360Special Studies in Spanish Literature and Language

SPAN 4364Colonial Latin-American Literature

SPAN 4365Modern Latin-American Literature

SPAN 4370The Spanish American Short Story

SPAN 4390The Contemporary Spanish American Novel

SPAN 4668Field Study in Spanish

UNIV 4368Interdisciplinary Travel Study


A minor of at least 18 hours in a related discipline chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor and the department offering the minor. At least six hours in the student’s minor must be taken at this university.