Feb 29, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin

Modern Languages, BA


Only one course can be counted as credit for both the student's major and minor; any course counted toward both must first be approved by the chair.

University Core Curriculum Requirements


A. Communication


B. Mathematics


C. Life and Physical Science


D. Language, Philosophy and Culture


E. Creative Arts


F. American History


G. Government/Political Science


H. Social and Behavioral Science


I. Component Area Option


C. Life and Physical Science


Foundation of Knowledge


Additional Language


Complete the first four semesters (12 hours) of a foreign Language.  If the first course is taken in the Core Curriculum Component Area Option, then only three courses will be required for this area.

Foundation of Knowledge


Additional Language


Complete the first four semesters (12 hours) of a foreign Language.  If the first course is taken in the Core Curriculum Component Area Option, then only three courses will be required for this area.

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture


Modern Languages Major


The student pursuing the Modern Language major will select one track from the listings below.

Dual Language Track


Primary Language


Select one language prefix and complete the following requirements.

Language 3000-4000 Level Electives

Twelve hours from:

Secondary Language


Select an additional language prefix and complete the following requirements.

Language 3000-4000 Level Electives

Three hours from:

French Track


French (EC-12) All-Level Certification


This track requires a minor in Secondary Education.

Linguistics Track


Required Course


Spanish Track


Students with previous experience with Spanish should take the Spanish placement test and begin studies at the appropriate level.

Intermediate Spanish Option*

Heritage Spanish speakers should substitute the following courses instead of SPAN 2311  and SPAN 2312 .

Spanish (EC-12) All-Level Certification


This track requires a minor in Secondary Education.

Modern Languages Major


The student pursuing the Modern Language major will select one track from the listings below.

Dual Language Track


Primary Language


Select one language prefix and complete the following requirements.

Language 3000-4000 Level Electives

Twelve hours from:

Secondary Language


Select an additional language prefix and complete the following requirements.

Language 3000-4000 Level Electives

Three hours from:

French Track


French (EC-12) All-Level Certification


This track requires a minor in Secondary Education.

Linguistics Track


Required Course


Spanish Track


Students with previous experience with Spanish should take the Spanish placement test and begin studies at the appropriate level.

Intermediate Spanish Option*

Heritage Spanish speakers should substitute the following courses instead of SPAN 2311  and SPAN 2312 .

Spanish (EC-12) All-Level Certification


This track requires a minor in Secondary Education.

E. Creative Arts


Minor


Required.  Complete an undergraduate academic minor.  The French and Spanish (EC-12) All-Level Certifications will utilise the Secondary Education Minor.  Minor hours must include at least six advanced hours at SFA.

Minor


Required.  Complete an undergraduate academic minor.  The French and Spanish (EC-12) All-Level Certifications will utilise the Secondary Education Minor.  Minor hours must include at least six advanced hours at SFA.

F. American History


General Electives


The student may be required to complet additional elective hours to complete the degree.  University Core Curriculum co-requisite lab hours will be applied to this area of the degree unless otherwise noted above.

General Electives


The student may be required to complet additional elective hours to complete the degree.  University Core Curriculum co-requisite lab hours will be applied to this area of the degree unless otherwise noted above.

G. Government/Political Science


Total hours: 120


Total hours: 120


H. Social and Behavioral Science


Double-dipping Rule


Double-dipping is using the same course to fulfill two different requirements in a degree plan. Normally, students may not double-dip more than six to seven hours across their degree plan. Anything beyond that must be approved by the dean.

I. Component Area Option


Writing Requirement


All students completing a degree program in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts must meet the standards for writing in the discipline set by their major. Students should see their departmental advisor for those standards.

College Advanced Hours


A minimum of 33 hours of advanced coursework (courses numbered 3000-4999) is required.

Grade Requirements


  • A grade of at least C in each first-year English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP). Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

In-Residence Requirement


Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degrees require at least 25% semester credit hours completed in-residence.

Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major, which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements also may contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.

Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25% of total semester credit hours in-residence.

View HOP policy 02-214.

Texas Success Initiative Program


All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See the TSI information  bulletin page.

Degree Map for Dual Language Track


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


  • Credit(s): 3
  • D. Language, Philosophy and Culture Credit(s): 3

  • H. Social and Behavioral Sciences Credit(s): 3

  • Additional Language Credit(s): 3

  • General Electives Credit(s): 3

Spring


  • Credit(s): 3
  • A. Communication (Speech option) Credit(s): 3

  • Additional Language, Philosphy and Culture Credit(s): 3

  • Additional Language Credit(s) 3

  • Primary Conversation/Oral Skills Credit(s): 3

Junior Year


Fall


  • Primary Composition and Grammar Credit(s): 3
  • Primary Language 3000-4000 Level Electives Credit(s): 6
  • Secondary Conversation/Oral Skills Credit(s): 3
  • Minor Credit(s): 3

Spring


  • Primary Language 3000-4000 Level Electives Credit(s): 6
  • Primary Language 4000 Level Electives Credit(s): 3
  • Minor Credit(s): 6

Senior Year


Fall


  • Secondary Composition and Grammar Credit(s): 3
  • Secondary Language 3000-4000 Level Electives Credits(s): 3
  • Secondary Langauge 4000 Level Electives Credit(s): 3
  • Minor - Advanced Credit(s): 6

Spring


  • Minor Credit(s): 3
  • General Electives Credit(s): 7-10

Degree Map for Dual Language Track


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


  • Credit(s): 3
  • D. Language, Philosophy and Culture Credit(s): 3

  • H. Social and Behavioral Sciences Credit(s): 3

  • Additional Language Credit(s): 3

  • General Electives Credit(s): 3

Spring


  • Credit(s): 3
  • A. Communication (Speech option) Credit(s): 3

  • Additional Language, Philosphy and Culture Credit(s): 3

  • Additional Language Credit(s) 3

  • Primary Conversation/Oral Skills Credit(s): 3

Junior Year


Fall


  • Primary Composition and Grammar Credit(s): 3
  • Primary Language 3000-4000 Level Electives Credit(s): 6
  • Secondary Conversation/Oral Skills Credit(s): 3
  • Minor Credit(s): 3

Spring


  • Primary Language 3000-4000 Level Electives Credit(s): 6
  • Primary Language 4000 Level Electives Credit(s): 3
  • Minor Credit(s): 6

Senior Year


Fall


  • Secondary Composition and Grammar Credit(s): 3
  • Secondary Language 3000-4000 Level Electives Credits(s): 3
  • Secondary Langauge 4000 Level Electives Credit(s): 3
  • Minor - Advanced Credit(s): 6

Spring


  • Minor Credit(s): 3
  • General Electives Credit(s): 7-10

Degree Map for French Track


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


  • French Elective Credit(s): 9
  • Minor Credit(s): 6

Spring


  • French Electives Credit(s): 9
  • Minor Credit(s): 6

Senior Year


Fall


  • French Electives Credit(s): 6
  • Minor - Advanced Credit(s): 6
  • General Electives Credit(s): 3

Spring


  • General Electives Credit(s): 11-13

Degree Map for French Track


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


  • French Elective Credit(s): 9
  • Minor Credit(s): 6

Spring


  • French Electives Credit(s): 9
  • Minor Credit(s): 6

Senior Year


Fall


  • French Electives Credit(s): 6
  • Minor - Advanced Credit(s): 6
  • General Electives Credit(s): 3

Spring


  • General Electives Credit(s): 11-13

Degree Map for French (EC-12) All-Level Certification


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


Degree Map for French (EC-12) All-Level Certification


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


Degree Map for Linguistics Track


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


Degree Map for Linguistics Track


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


Degree Map for Spanish Track


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


  • Spanish 3000-4000 Level Elective Credit(s): 9
  • Minor Credit(s): 6

Senior Year


Fall


  • Spanish 4000 Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Minor - Advanced Credit(s): 6
  • General Electives Credit(s): 6

Spring


  • Spanish 4000 Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Electives Credit(s): 8-10

Degree Map for Spanish Track


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


  • Spanish 3000-4000 Level Elective Credit(s): 9
  • Minor Credit(s): 6

Senior Year


Fall


  • Spanish 4000 Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Minor - Advanced Credit(s): 6
  • General Electives Credit(s): 6

Spring


  • Spanish 4000 Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Electives Credit(s): 8-10

Degree Map for Spanish (EC-12) All-Level Certification


Freshman Year


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


Degree Map for Spanish (EC-12) All-Level Certification


Freshman Year


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring