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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, B.A.


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The Spanish major has three tracks, for non-native, heritage and native speakers of Spanish. The distinction between heritage and native speakers is described on the Spanish page (“FAQs” tab) of the Dedman College website at smu.edu/dedman. Courses are selected in consultation with the major adviser. Study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country is strongly recommended.

Track for Heritage Speakers. Heritage speakers must replace SPAN 3358  with SPAN 4358 . From the second category below, they may select SPAN 3373 , SPAN 3374 , SPAN 3375  or SPAN 4355 .

Track for Native Speakers. Native speakers will start coursework at the 4000 level. In consultation with the area chair, native speakers who have not had formal academic training in written Spanish may begin coursework with SPAN 4358 ; otherwise, they should begin with SPAN 4357  or SPAN 4395 .

Spanish Courses

Advanced Courses in Linguistics SPAN 5340, 5341, 5342, 5343
Advanced Courses in Peninsular Literature SPAN 5310, 5311, 5315, 5320, 5321, 5323, 5325, 5334, 5335, 5361, 5364, 5365, 5370
Advanced Courses in Spanish-American Literature SPAN 5315, 5316, 5336, 5337, 5338, 5339, 5370, 5375

Required Courses


Core Courses (21 Credit Hours)


Electives: (6 Credit Hours)


  • Two electives from the 3000, 4000, or 5000 level, as appropriate according to a student’s track.  Students on the non-native track may take up to one elective about the Spanish-speaking world taught in English, including WL 3303 WL 3306 WL 3371 , WL 3372 , WL 3373 , WL 3376 , WL 3396 , or WL 4345 .  Students on the heritage and native tracks may take up to two such courses. Courses taught outside the Department of World Languages must be approved by the Spanish advisor on a case-by-case basis.

Total: 30 Credit Hours


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