BA in Hispanic Literature

Program Objective

To train professionals to be able to approach, with a critical and resourceful sense, to language knowledge and to Spanish and Hispanic-American literature based in different theories and methods of analysis to generate investigation that allows them, through teaching and diffusion, to perform in different cultural areas in order to understand and preserve the linguistic and literary heritage.     

Graduate Profile:

» High Spanish Language proficiency, specifically oral and writing skills (communicative skills).
» In-depth knowledge of the structure and functions of the Spanish language, synchronically and diachronically.
» In-depth scientific knowledge of the Spanish Language in its literary manifestations.
» Ability to offer an interpretation of reality from the specificity of literature in a persuasive way and emphasizing its social dimension.
» Creativity at conveying ideas while making original texts and while adapting texts.
» Intellectual collection of theoretical-methodological tools to do linguistic and literary research in the different manifestations of the Spanish language.
» Skillful performance in the literary research area (analysis projects, theory, criticism and history of literature) and in the teaching area (making of syllabi and plans of studies in the fields of language teaching, literature and Spanish as a second language).
» Ability to analyze and give value as well as ability to create literary texts, journals and scripts. The graduate will provide the necessary knowledge and skills for an efficient oral, written or multimedia communication.
» Language teaching and literature skills to perform in the secondary and higher education mainly, as well as in the language area (Spanish as a second language).
» Openness and ability to respond to the requests about cultural needs of the contemporary society.
» Knowledge about journalistic genres and ability to perform them.
» Integral and broad formation that will let the graduate to manage his own working sphere as well as being able to perform in institutions or companies that require consultancy services in the linguistic and literature areas mainly and in communication in the Spanish language in general.

Admission Requirements

» Birth certificate
» Certificate of secondary education 
» To pass the admission exam
» Physical examination
» Two small size photographs


Academic term: Semester, terms: January-June, August-December
» Timetable: 14:00 hrs to 21 hrs, Monday to Friday
» Some semesters: Saturdays from 8:00 to 14:00 hrs.
» First- time admission: January-June and August-December.
» Degree length: 9 semesters


The English course is curricular (mandatory) for all students that were admitted since the August-December 2006 term. 


The plan consists of: 58 courses (52 are curricular and 6 elective), proofs of attendance at cultural events carnet cultural, English and social service.

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First Semester

Greco-Roman literary models
Philosophy and the arts
Language and communication
Information Technology
Spanish Morphology
Narrative Workshop
English I

Second Semester

Medieval Spanish literary models
Multidisciplinary Studies of culture
Spanish syntax
Society and culture
Journalism Workshop
Didactics: Instrumentation
English II

Third Semester

Spanish Renaissance literary models
Philosophical texts
Phonetics and Phonology
University and knowledge
Script Workshop
Spanish Didactics
English III

Fourth Semester

Spanish Golden Age Literary models
Literary theory texts
Latin morphology
Theoretical linguistics
Poetry Workshop
Didactic Literature
English IV

Fifth Semester

Spanish Baroque Literary models
XX century Literature theory
Descriptive linguistics
Hispanic-American Colonial Literary models
Latin syntax

Sixth Semester

Spanish literary models ( XVII-XIX century).
Methods of Literary Analysis
Methods of Literary Research
Hispanic-American literary models (XIX-XX century).
Historical grammar

Seventh Semester

Spanish literary models (Gen. 98, Gen. 27)
Method of literary criticism
Protocol design
Hispanic-American Narrative literary models  (XIX-XX century).
Cultural Management

Eighth Semester

Spanish Literary models (Gen. 50).
Literary Aesthetics
Literary research
Discourse analysis
Cultural promotion

Ninth Semester

XX century Mexican literature
Literature of Chihuahua
Thesis seminar
Creation of cultural enterprises