For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in Sciences and Letters Curriculum


Minimum required major and supporting course work normally equates to 48 hours, including 33 hours in Spanish courses beyond SPAN 141 or SPAN 142. It must include at least 18 hours of core courses, plus at least 15 hours of electives, and a minimum of 15 hours of supporting coursework. 

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Twelve hours of 300 and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the Student Affairs Office before the end of the fourth semester (48-60 hours). Please see your adviser.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Departmental distinction: To be considered for departmental distinction, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and fulfill special additional requirements. See the department's honors adviser.

Core Courses18
Basic Skills courses
Readings in Hispanic Texts
Advanced Spanish Grammar in Context
Spanish Composition
Introductions to the Disciplines courses
Introduction to Literary Analysis
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
Introduction to Cultural Analysis
Spanish Electives. Choose 5 SPAN courses, at least 4 of which must be at the 300 or 400 level and no more than 2 of which may be taught in English; Chosen from a list maintained in the Spanish Advisor's Office.15
Supporting course work or a minor in a related area of study, which will be chosen by the student and approved by the advisor. Such areas may include, for example, any other language and literature (including Portuguese, Catalan, and Italian courses), Latin American studies (exclusive of Spanish American literature courses), history, political science, biology (premed), international law (prelaw), economics and finance, business administration, education, architecture, fine arts, and journalism. 115-21
Total Hours48-54

A minor generally consists of 18-21 hours.