Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 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 3 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 3390  or CMLL 3303 . 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 five 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.

E. Spanish in the United States. The focus of this concentration is on improving oral and written skills in Spanish while learning about the Spanish language and Latinx culture in the United States. This concentration requires SPAN 3305  or SPAN 3315 , and SPAN 4307 . It also requires three credits at the 4000-level from the following: SPAN 4360 , SPAN 4361 , or SPAN 4318 .

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 3390 , SPAN 4303 SPAN 4306 , SPAN 4307 SPAN 4320 SPAN 4327 , SPAN 4337 , and SPAN 4346 .

Recommended 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 & 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.