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Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies

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Majors & Minors

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Hispanic Studies

The BA with a major in Spanish and Hispanic Studies consists of 33 credit hours.

Degree Requirements
  • SPAN 31103: Oral Communication in Spanish
  • SPAN 31203: Writing in Spanish
  • SPAN 31403: Advanced Spanish Grammar

*Heritage speakers will not receive credit for Spanish 31103 Oral Communication; they must select another course at the 30000 level or above. A heritage speaker is someone who was primarily educated in U.S. schools but who speaks Spanish in the home and with friends and co-workers and is fluent. Special permission by the department chair is required for any deviation from this policy.

**Native speakers will not receive credit for Spanish 31103 Oral Communication, 31203 Writing and 31403 Advanced Grammar; they  must select another course at the 30000 level or above. A native speaker is considered to be someone who completed his or her primary and secondary education in a Spanish-speaking country. Special permission by the department chair is required for any deviation from this policy.

Choose one (1) of the following:

  • SPAN 32003: Culture of Spain
  • SPAN 32103: Culture of Latin America
  • SPAN 32203: Popular Cultures in Spanish-speaking Countries

Choose two (2) of the following:

  • SPAN 32503: Panorama of Spanish Literature 1 (Pre 1800)
  • SPAN 32603: Panorama of Spanish Literature 2 (Post 1800)
  • SPAN 32703: Panorama of Latin American Literature 1 (Pre 1820)
  • SPAN 32803: Panorama of Latin American Literature 2 (Post 1820)

Four upper-level Spanish electives, two of which must be 40000-level literature courses or Cultural Studies courses

One SPAN-designated course taught in English and taken on the TCU campus may be applied toward the major requirements.


*****SPAN 43103 Senior Honors Thesis may be used as an elective, but honors students must still take two 40000-level literature courses.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies requires 33 credit hours. 

Degree Requirements
  • PORT 10103: Portuguese for Beginners
  • PORT 10203: Portuguese for Beginners 2

Two (2) of the following:

  • SPAN 31103: Oral Communication in Spanish
  • SPAN 31203: Writing in Spanish
  • SPAN 31403: Advanced Spanish Grammar

One (1) of the following:

  • SPAN 32103: Culture of Latin American
  • SPAN 32203: Popular Cultures of Spanish-speaking Countries

One (1) of the following:

  • SPAN 32703: Panorama of Latin American Literature 1 (Pre 1820)
  • SPAN 32803: Panorama of Latin American Literature 2 (Post 1820)
  • LAST 40003: Latin American Studies Senior Seminar 

One (1) elective (3 credit hours) in SHS at the 30000 or 40000 level (when the topic of the course focuses on Latin America).

 Three (3) electives (9 credit hours) from another department/other departments. Students who achieve 20203-level proficiency in Portuguese will only be required to take two electives (6 credit hours) from other departments.

 

 

  • LAST 40003: Latin American Studies Senior Seminar
 

Minor in Spanish and Hispanic Studies

The Spanish minor consists of 21 credits at the 20103 level or above.

Any course taught in Spanish at the 30000 or 40000 level may be taken as an elective.

No course taught in English may be taken to fulfill the minor requirements.

 


 

Minor in Spanish for Health Professions

 

The minor in Spanish for the Health Professions is designed to provide students (especially those in nursing) the ability to communicate in Spanish in the area of health care. The minor engages the student with the necessary mechanics of the language and propels him or her into two courses designed especially for students in the health professions. Opportunities are offered for electives to boost oral communication and knowledge of Spanish-speaking communities in the United States and beyond. Options also are available for off-campus service learning and study abroad.

The minor in Spanish for the Health Professions consists of 21 credits at the 20103 level and above. Two courses are required:

  • SPAN 31503: Spanish for Health Professions I
  • SPAN 42503: Spanish for the Health Professions II

 


 

Minor in Spanish for Business Professions

The minor in Spanish for Business Professions (SBP) is designed to provide students the ability to communicate in Spanish in the area of business. The minor engages the student with the necessary mechanics of the language and propels him or her into two courses designed especially for students in the business professions. Options are available for off-campus service learning and study abroad. Students looking to pursue business careers with ties to Latin America also are encouraged to study Portuguese and may substitute 3 credits of Spanish electives with 3 credits of second-semester Portuguese.

The SBP minor consists of 21 credits at the 20103 level and above. The following courses are required:

  • SPAN 31603: Spanish for Business Professions I 
  • SPAN 42603: Spanish for Business Professions II