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. The Spanish program offers language instruction at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Courses are also offered in the literatures of Spain and Spanish America as well as Hispanic culture. Upon completing the program, the student will possess a strong understanding of the language, culture, and literatures of more than three hundred million people worldwide. 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: 38 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 38 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 2611Accelerated Spanish II

SPAN 2311Intermediate Spanish I [TCCN: SPAN 2311]

SPAN 2312Intermediate Spanish II [TCCN: SPAN 2312]

SPAN 3335Writing Proficiency in Spanish

SPAN 4310Advanced Grammar

SPAN 4331Hispanic Culture and Civilization

SPAN 4385Spanish for Oral Proficiency

SPAN 3345Introduction to Hispanic Literature

SPAN 4397Senior Seminar

Spanish electives (6 hours):

ENGL 4376Introduction to Linguistics

ENGL 3360Classical Language Skills

SPAN 3350Survey of Spanish Literature to 1700

SPAN 3355Survey of Spanish Literature Since 1700

SPAN 4352Cervantes

SPAN 4360Special Studies in Spanish Literature and Language

SPAN 4364Colonial Latin-American Literature

SPAN 4365Modern Latin-American Literature

SPAN 4368Field Study in Spanish

SPAN 4370The Spanish American Short Story

SPAN 4390The Contemporary Spanish American Novel

SPAN 4668Field Study in Spanish


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.