Bachelor of Arts in Spanish: Language, Literature, Linguistics Option

The Language, Literature and/or Linguistics option is designed for students who wish to develop advanced language skills in the study of Latin American Literature; Peninsular Literature; and/or Linguistics.

Summary of Degree Requirements

  • University Requirements:
    • MATH 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or ENG 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
    • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. The specific courses required for this major are SPAN 2096 or SPAN 2098, and SPAN 3096.
    • Students must complete requirements of the General Education (GenEd) Program. See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for more details.
  • College of Liberal Arts Requirements:
    • Completion of a minimum of 123 credits, including: 90 credits in CLA/CST courses, 45 credits of which must be at the upper level (numbered 2000-4999).
    • Distribution Requirement for Humanities majors: Six upper level credits must be earned in the Social Science, Science, and/or interdisciplinary subject areas.  Select from the following CLA departments and programs: Africology & African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Geography and Urban Studies, Global Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies, Liberal Arts, Neuroscience (CLA), Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, or any department in the College of Science and Technology.
    • A minimum GPA of 2.0, cumulatively, in all CLA/CST coursework, and in the major.
    • Only courses in which a student receives a grade of at least C- can satisfy GenEd, major, minor, or CLA Foreign Language and Global Studies requirements.
    • Professional Development Requirement

      • All students in the College of Liberal Arts are required to take a 1 credit seminar in professional development. CLA 1002 Professional Development for Liberal Arts Majors is the appropriate course option for this major. Other courses that fulfill this requirement are ENG 1801 Career Seminar and PSY 1002 Careers in Psychology.
    • Foreign Language/Global Studies Requirements:
      • The requirements for the major in Spanish exceed the CLA minimum for this requirement.
      • Notes on Foreign Language Study
        • The third level of language is numbered 1003 in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese and numbered 2001 in all other foreign language subjects.
        • Students are strongly encouraged to take the third level of a foreign language as it is the minimum required for election to the prestigious honor society Phi Beta Kappa. (Taking the course does not guarantee admission but not taking it guarantees exclusion.)
        • See the College of Liberal Arts Policies section of this Bulletin for more information on the Foreign Language Placement, Regression in Coursework, and guidelines for students' other experiences with language.
  • General Electives are typically one-third of a student's program of study and can be focused on a second major, a minor, or towards some other personal enrichment or professional goals. See an academic advisor for assistance in developing an academic plan for these courses.

  • Major Requirements (30 credits):
  • Prerequisites: SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002, and SPAN 1003.
  • After completion of prerequisite courses, a total of ten courses are required for the major:
    Writing Intensive Courses6
    Composition (prerequisite for most 3000-level courses)
    Advanced Analysis and Writing Skills 1
    Electives24
    A maximum of two electives may be selected at the 2000 level
    A maximum of three electives may be selected at the 3000 level
    A minimum of three electives must be selected at the 4000 level
    Total Credit Hours30
    1

    Indicates writing capstone for the major.

Note: Up to two Catalan or Portuguese courses may be taken in place of two Spanish 2000/3000 level courses.

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish: Language, Literature, and/or Linguistics Option

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
SPAN 1001Basic I [LA]14
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
SPAN 1002Basic II [LA]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
SPAN 1003Intermediate [LB]3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
CLA 1002Professional Development for Liberal Arts Majors1
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective2
One 0800-4999 Elective in Any School or College3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
SPAN 2001Conversational Review3
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
CLA/CST 2000+ Social Science/CST Course3
SPAN 2096Composition [WI]23
SPAN 2002Hispanic Readings3
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective3
One 0800-4999 Elective in Any School or College2
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
CLA/CST 2000+ Social Science/CST Course3
SPAN 3001Advanced Composition Conversation3
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
SPAN 3096Advanced Analysis and Writing Skills [WI]3
One 3000+ Spanish Course3
One 3000+ Spanish Course3
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective3
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
One 4000+ Spanish Course3
One 4000+ Spanish Course3
One 4000+ Spanish Course3
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective3
One 0800-4999 Elective in Any School or College3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 123
1

Please check prerequisites for all Spanish courses.

2

May be substituted with SPAN 2098.