Oct 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, B.A.


About the Spanish Bachelor’s Program


The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish consists of 30 hours at the 2000-level and above, including a minimum of four 4000-level courses. The Spanish major requires 6 hours of grammar courses from SPAN 3305  or SPAN 3315 SPAN 4305 , and SPAN 4343 . A Spanish major may include 3 hours taught in English from SPAN 2300 , SPAN 2390 , or SPAN 3390 . Students must make a C or better in departmental courses to be eligible for graduation.

As part of the required hours, students can optionally choose one of the degree’s three concentrations. These are:

A. Literatures and Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World. The concentration requires: SPAN 3306  or SPAN 3307 . It also requires six credits at the 4000-level in Literatures and Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World, such as SPAN 4337 , SPAN 4320 , SPAN 4327 SPAN 4360 , and other courses with departmental approval. 

B. Hispanic Linguistics. The concentration requires: SPAN 3308  or SPAN 3318 . It also requires six credits including SPAN 3318 , SPAN 4307 , SPAN 4318 , or another 4000-level course with departmental approval. 

C. Spanish in a Global Context. The concentration requires six or more credits abroad at the 3000- or 4000-level, such as SPAN 4343 SPAN 4344 , SPAN 4346 , and other courses with departmental approval.

D. Spanish for the Professions. The concentration requires six credits from the following courses: SPAN 4308 , SPAN 4309 , and other courses with departmental approval.

Communication Literacy Requirement. Spanish majors must complete a minimum of three communication literacy courses from SPAN 3306 , SPAN 3307 , SPAN 3308 , SPAN 3309 , SPAN 3315 SPAN 3318 , SPAN 4303 , SPAN 4307 SPAN 4320 SPAN 4327 , SPAN 4337 , and SPAN 4346 .

Recommended Curriculum


Sample Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 16

Second Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 15

Third Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • SPAN 4000-level 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Life & Physical Sciences Elective 4 Semester Credit Hours*
  • Creative Arts Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours*
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 16

Fourth Year


Fall


  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Junior/Senior Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Language, Philosophy, and Culture Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 12

Spring


  • SPAN 4000-level 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor 6 Semester Credit Hours
  • Language, Philosophy, and Culture Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Creative Arts Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15

Total Hours: 120


* Refer to the General Degree Requirements of Arts and Sciences  for a complete list of qualifying courses.

A summer or semester of study abroad is strongly recommended for students to obtain a greater proficiency level in Spanish, particularly for the development of oral skills. Consult the undergraduate academic advisor for a list of suggested programs. Third-year students may study abroad in an affiliate, reciprocal or in a TTU faculty-led study abroad program. Fourth-year students may study abroad at the TTU Sevilla Center only.