2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Spanish and Hispanic Studies, BA

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

Required courses:

SPAN 31103Oral Communication in Spanish

3

SPAN 31203Writing in Spanish

3

SPAN 31403Advanced Spanish Grammar

3

*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.

One of the following:

SPAN 32003Culture of Spain

3

SPAN 32103Culture of Latin America

3

SPAN 32203Popular Cultures of Spanish-speaking Countries

3

Two of the following:

SPAN 32503Panorama of Spanish Literature 1 (Pre-1800)

3

SPAN 32603Panorama of Spanish Literature 2 (Post-1800)

3

SPAN 32703Panorama of Latin American Literature 1 (Pre-1820)

3

SPAN 32803Panorama of Latin American Literature 2 (Post 1820)

3

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

SPAN 43203Senior Seminar

3

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.

Policy on Grades

Courses taken Pass/No-Credit and courses in which the student earns below a "C" will not count toward the major.

Study Abroad

Study abroad is strongly recommended for all majors of Spanish and Hispanic Studies. In addition to enormous improvement in speaking ability, the international experience will enhance career opportunities and cross-cultural competence. Fifteen credits of the Spanish and Hispanic Studies major may be earned in study abroad programs. If the student earns 6 of those credits while on a TCU-sponsored summer program, then the student may still apply 9 credits to the major from a semester-long program.

For students in a yearlong program, 21 credits of the Spanish and Hispanic Studies major may be earned in study abroad. If the student earns 6 of those credits while on a TCU-sponsored summer program, then the student may still apply 15 credits to the major from a semester-long program.

To receive credit, the student must meet with the Spanish and Hispanic Studies study abroad adviser as well as the Center for International Studies prior to departure to obtain approval for coursework abroad to transfer to TCU.