BA in Spanish & Linguistics

The joint major in Spanish & Linguistics provides an opportunity for students to combine the study of Hispanic language, literature, and culture with the study of linguistics. The major consists of thirteen courses completed with a grade of C or higher:

Five courses in Spanish

  • One Spanish language course at the 300 level (CAS LS 303, 304, 305, 309)
  • CAS LS 350 Introduction to Analysis of Hispanic Texts
  • Two CAS LS 400-level literature courses (including one Peninsular and one Latin American literature course)
  • One CAS LS 50-level literature course

Five courses in linguistics

  • CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics
  • Three core courses in linguistics:
    1. CAS LX 502 Semantics I
    2. CAS LX 510 Phonetics
    3. CAS LX 522 Syntax I (may be taken in any order; all have CAS LX 250 as a prerequisite)
  • One additional CAS LX elective at or above the 300 level

One course in Spanish linguistics

Choose from:

  • CAS LS/LX 420 Spanish in the United States
  • CAS LS 504 History of the Spanish Language
  • CAS LS 505 Topics in Spanish Linguistics
  • CAS LS/LX 507 The Sounds of Spanish
  • CAS LS/LX 508 The Structure of Spanish
  • Or other course (including relevant courses offered abroad) with advisor approval

Two additional electives

  • One course in Spanish linguistics
  • A general linguistics course (CAS LX courses at or above the 400 level)
  • Sociolinguistics (CAS AN 521)
  • One additional CAS LS course at the 300 level or higher; options include courses taken abroad, with advisor approval
  • Or other linguistics course with advisor approval

Madrid, Burgos, Lima, Quito, and Buenos Aires

Students may take courses to fulfill their language requirement or courses toward their major or minor in the Boston University Madrid, Burgos, Lima, Quito, or Buenos Aires Study Abroad programs. Additional information on these programs is available in the Study Abroad and Internship Programs section of this Bulletin.