Bachelor of Arts - Major in Spanish

Bachelor of Arts - Major in Spanish
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 23
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
PHIL Course3
Fine Arts Course3
HIST or GEOG 33
Major: Foundation
SPAN 1411Elementary Spanish I4
SPAN 1412Elementary Spanish II4
SPAN 2311Intermediate Spanish I 23
SPAN 2312Intermediate Spanish II3
Major: Prescribed Electives
SPAN 3361Spanish Grammar & Composition3
SPAN Advanced Electives 434
Minor: Required 5
Minor18
Total Hours120
1

MATH 1332 is recommended.

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) and the major.

3

Related to major/with department approval.

4

WOLC 4363 may also be counted as an advanced course.

5

The following minors cannot be paired with this degree program: Spanish Minor and Spanish Interpretation and Translation for Health Professionals Minor.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement. All students must complete at least 120 hours to graduate.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II13Component Area III4
Component Area IX1Component Area IX3
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
HIST 130133HIST 130233
SPAN 14114SPAN 14124
 14 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area V3
Component Area VIII3PHIL course3
Fine Arts3POLS 230643
POLS 230643SPAN 23123
SPAN 231153Minor63
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV3HIST or GEOG Course83
Minor66Minor63
SPAN Advanced Electives76SPAN Advanced Electives77
 15 13
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Minor63Minor 63
SPAN 33613SPAN Advanced Electives712
SPAN Advanced Electives 79 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

MATH 1332 is recommended.

2

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communication).

3

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government). 

5

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) and the major.

6

The following minors cannot be paired with this degree program: Spanish Minor and Spanish Interpretation and Translation for Health Professionals Minor.

7

WOLC 4363 may also be counted as an advanced course.

8

Related to major with departmental approval.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement. All students must complete at least 120 hours to graduate.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BA in Spanish is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Assess best cultural and language practices, and competences to engage with others in professional, academic, and social contexts.
  • Engage in pluricultural identities, mediate among cultures, and navigate cultural differences.
  • Evaluate assumptions, concepts, language and culture to develop feasible solutions based on analysis and interpretation of results. 
  • Apply knowledge and skills to implement sophisticated, appropriate, and workable solutions to address complex problems using multilingual and multicultural perspectives.
  • Adapt and apply a deep understanding of multiple world views, experiences, and power structures while initiating meaningful cross-cultural interaction to address significant global questions.