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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the hours in the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level.

The Signature Experience, included in the required thirty-nine hours, serves as a peak in the student’s educational program by providing various opportunities in which to display or practice knowledge gained at UTSA. The Signature Experience can be realized as one of a number of study or practical options, such as an independent study, internship, and study abroad.

The prerequisite for Spanish courses at the 3000 and 4000 levels is either SPN 2023, SPN 3003, or an appropriate placement test score. Information regarding the test may be obtained by contacting the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. All courses are taught in Spanish unless otherwise noted.

Students seeking teacher certification should consult the College of Education and Human Development Advising and Certification Center for information.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3-5 of this catalog..

SPN 1014 may be used to satisfy the Language, Philosophy and Culture core requirement.

Degree Requirements

  1. 39 semester credit hours in the major, all of which must be at the upper-division level:
    1. 9 semester credit hours of required courses (recommended for early completion):

      SPN  3043  Advanced Reading
      SPN  3063  Grammar and Composition
      SPN  4003  Advanced Language Skills

    2. 6 semester credit hours selected from the following:

      SPN  3013  Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation
      SPN  3113  Linguistic Structures of Spanish
      SPN  4113  Topics in Spanish Linguistics

    3. 9 semester credit hours selected from the following:

      SPN  3413  The Literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to 1700
      SPN  3423  The Literature of Spain from 1700 to the Present
      SPN  3463  Latin American Literature to Modernism
      SPN  3473  Latin American Literature since Modernism
      SPN  4203  Topics in Hispanic Literatures

    4. 6 semester credit hours selected from the following:

      SPN  3613  Spanish Culture and Civilization
      SPN  3623  Latin American Culture and Civilization
      SPN  4303  Topics in Hispanic Cultures

    5. 9 semester credit hours of Spanish electives, 3 semester credit hours of which must be at the 4000 level

    6. 3 semester credit hours as Signature Experience. The course can be applied to section A5 as part of the elective hours or to the support work in section B. The following courses can be used as the Signature Experience:

      FL  3033,6  Advanced Language Study Abroad
      SPN  4113  Topics in Spanish Linguistics
      SPN  4203  Topics in Hispanic Literatures
      SPN  4303  Topics in Hispanic Cultures
      SPN  4933  Internship in Spanish
      SPN  4993  Honors Research
      Study abroad experience with transfer credits from another university

  2. 12 additional semester credit hours of coursework in a single area or a combination, selected from the following in consultation with the undergraduate advisor: upper-division Spanish, literature, culture, linguistics, comparative studies in the humanities, foreign language (FL: translation, cross-cultural communication, study abroad, etc.), media studies, another foreign language, history, anthropology, art, or other related areas.

  3. 27 semester credit hours of electives

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
HIS 1043, HIS 1053, or HIS 2053 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core) 3
SPN 1014 Elementary Spanish I (or free elective) 3-4
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Mathematics core   3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Spring
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
HIS 1043, HIS 1053, or HIS 2053 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core) 3
SPN 1024 Elementary Spanish II (or free elective) 3-4
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Second Year
Fall
ECO 2003, ECO 2013, or ECO 2023 Economic Principles and Issues (core) 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core ) 3
SPN 2013 Intermediate Spanish I (or free elective) 3
Free elective   3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core or free elective   3
Spring
POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
SPN 2023 Intermediate Spanish II 3
Free elective   3
Creative Arts core   3
Component Area Option core   3
Third Year
Fall
SPN 3013, 3113, or 4113 Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation 3
SPN 3063 Grammar and Composition 3
Free elective   3
Free elective   3
Support work   3
Spring
SPN 3013, 3113, or 4113 Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation 3
SPN 3043 Advanced Reading 3
SPN 4003 Advanced Language Skills 3
Support work   3
Upper-division SPN elective   3
Fourth Year
Fall
SPN 3413, 3423, 3463, 3473, or 4203 The Literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to 1700 3
SPN 3413, 3423, 3463, 3473, or 4203 The Literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to 1700 3
SPN 3613, 3623, or 4303 Spanish Culture and Civilization 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum)   3-1
Support work   3
Spring
SPN 3413, 3423, 3463, 3473, or 4203 The Literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to 1700 3
SPN 3613, 3623, or 4303 Spanish Culture and Civilization 3
4000-level SPN elective   3
Support work   3
Upper-division SPN elective   3
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

 

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