Major in Spanish
The Undergraduate Spanish Program is dedicated to the study of languages and literatures of Latin America, Spain and the United States. The Department of Literature and Languages offers a wide range and variety, including Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced courses in Spanish Language and Culture as well as courses designed for heritage speakers and native speakers.
We have a strong academic program with personalized advising to attract a rapidly growing number of majors and minors. Spanish is a particularly popular choice for today's students. Many also work toward dual degrees, combining a major in Spanish with a minor in French or in a wide variety of fields.
Besides offering an array of languages, literature, and culture courses, the department hosts the Spanish Tertulia; open to all students, it promotes movies, dinners, and other opportunities to hear and speak Spanish.
Study abroad is also an important component of undergraduate study, with most majors and minors participating in a summer, semester or year-long program. The Department offers a number of programs in Spain, Mexico, Central and South America. The International Studies Program office is located in Ferguson Social Sciences 220. Please contact Dr. Kenneth Clinton at 903.468.6041 to obtain detailed information about the programs. The faculty encourages everyone interested to contact an adviser in the Spanish Department.
Students who wish to earn a B.A. degree in Spanish are required to take twenty-seven semester hours of Spanish beyond the elementary level.
Required courses in the major: Span 131, 132, 231, 232, 331 (or 333 for heritage speakers), 332 (or 334 for heritage speakers), 331 and 485 (senior seminar), plus four additional advanced (300-400 level) Spanish courses.
We offer a minor in Spanish and many students work toward dual degrees, combining a major in Spanish with a minor in French or in a wide variety of fields.
The required courses for the minor are: Span 231, 232, 331 (or 333 for heritage speakers), 332 (or 334 for heritage speakers), and six semester hours of advanced (300-400) Spanish.
A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all Spanish courses required for this minor. Nine semester hours of advanced (300-level or above) Spanish must be taken at Texas A&M University-Commerce.