Degree in Spanish: linguistic and literary studies


Program Description



The Degree in Spanish: Linguistic and Literary Studies Was approved in the BOE on 05.01.2010. Through the different subjects that integrate it and the 240 credits to be taken, it offers a solid training in language, literature and culture for the Spanish and Hispanic American sphere. It also provides a broad perspective of the linguistic currents and literary science applied to Spanish.

In addition, it facilitates students to acquire advanced knowledge of Galician and English language and literature, as well as practical knowledge of other languages, at the student's own choice (French, Italian, Portuguese).

Why study the degree

The degree offers an updated and rigorous training within the framework of the Galician University System. Thus, it focuses on the linguistic domain of Spanish, Spanish-speaking countries, at a time when some Spanish-American states are acquiring great international relevance and projection.

In order to achieve all these objectives, it combines the necessary linguistic, literary and cultural knowledge with the management of the tools derived from the new technologies. Likewise, it offers the possibility to complete the training in prestigious foreign universities with which there are agreements and to know, in this way, other cultures and people in their own country.

Thus, the student, at the conclusion of the degree, is in optimal conditions to apply the experiences and knowledge acquired to the world of work or the continuation of higher education.

What is learned

The degree provides extensive training in the field of language, literature and culture studies in the Hispanic world. The different branches of philological knowledge (grammar, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, history of the language, movements and literary genres, authors and authors of literature, etc.) applied to Spanish are studied. In this way, the students are prepared to successfully develop the responsibilities of their working life. At the same time, it acquires a very good plurilingual competence (Spanish, Galician, English, optionally also in French, Italian and Portuguese), which is a positive result in its professional competences.

Structure of the Study

1st Course

  • Spanish Language 1
  • Galician Language 1
  • English 1
  • General Linguistics
  • Introduction to literary studies
  • Language and Classical Culture
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • English Language 2
  • History
  • English Literature 1

2nd Course

  • Spanish literature
  • Galician Literature
  • Spanish Language 2
  • Galician Language 2
  • English Language 3
  • Modern Language: French
  • Modern Language: Italian
  • Modern Language: Portuguese
  • English Literature 2
  • Translation Techniques
  • English Language 4

3rd Course

  • Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish
  • Morphology of Spanish
  • Medieval Spanish Literature
  • Spanish Literature of the Golden Age 1
  • Reading of Spanish Literature. Prose
  • Current Spanish
  • English Literature in its Texts
  • Languages ​​of the World
  • History and Culture of Galicia
  • Writing Techniques in English
  • Modern Language 2: French
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Modern Language 2: Italian
  • Modern Language 2: Portuguese
  • Syntax of Spanish
  • History of Spanish
  • Spanish Literature of the Golden Age 2
  • Reading of Spanish Literature. Theater
  • Varieties of Spanish
  • Contemporary Galician Literature
  • Structures and Varieties of Latin
  • Medieval Latin Culture
  • The Romance Languages
  • Modern Language 3: French
  • Language, Speech and Communication
  • Modern Language 3: Italian
  • Modern Language 3: Portuguese

4th Course

  • Lexicology and Semantics of Spanish
  • Spanish Literature of the XVIII and XIX Centuries
  • Introduction to Research on Spanish Language and Literature
  • Hispanic American Literature
  • Literary Research Techniques
  • History of the Spanish Language
  • Linguistic and Literary Contacts in the Romance Tradition
  • Latin Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Languages ​​and Technologies
  • Literature and Visual Arts
  • Galician Language and Uses
  • Text Grammar
  • Spanish Literature of the 20th and 21st centuries
  • Final Project
  • Reading of Spanish Literature. Poetry
  • Linguistic Analysis of Spanish Texts
  • Language and Society
  • Literature and Culture
  • Romance Literatures
  • Spanish as L2
  • Modern Language 4: French
  • Modern Language 4: Italian
  • Modern Language 4: Portuguese

Professional and academic outputs

Professional environment in which it is located

The students who finish their studies of degree will have a very high specialization in the Hispanic linguistic and literary field. Therefore, it will connect with a professional context also specialized in that teaching in the public and private sphere (academies, colleges, colleges, institutes, foreign language assistants, etc.), linguistic and socio-cultural advice, translation, and dynamization Cultural aspects are outlined as the main labor itineraries.

Professional and academic outputs

Among the main academic and career outlays are the following: teaching, translation and interpretation, linguistic, cultural and editorial advice and mediation, cultural and linguistic advice in the business world, literary criticism, media, cultural management, linguistic promotion And literary, linguistic therapy, advertising, specialized bookstores, etc.

The students can also continue their higher education and access the various masters that are offered in the faculty.

Recommended profile

The Degree in Spanish: Linguistic and Literary Studies is designed for all those people with interest and special sensitivity to linguistic phenomena and their artistic manifestations in literature, especially in the Spanish speaking countries. It is also appropriate for all students with literary and cultural concerns not Hispanic.

Common access requirements

In order to request a place, one of the following access requirements established in art. 2 of RD 1892/2008:

  • To be in possession of the title of Bachillerato, or equivalent, and to pass the Test of Access to the University (PAU)
  • Comply with the requirements for access to the university in the educational systems of member states of the European Union or other states with which Spain has signed international agreements in this area.
  • Have passed the University Access Test for over 25 years, or have it passed, in the University System of Galicia, according to previous regulations.
  • Have passed the university entrance test for those over 45 years.
  • Possess a title of superior technician of professional formation, teachings of plastic arts and design or superior technical technician, or equivalent titles.
  • Possess an official university degree, a degree from correspondents to the previous order of university education (graduate, graduate, engineer, etc.) or equivalent degrees.
  • To be able to access the university according to educational orders prior to that established by Royal Decree 1892/2008, of November 14, not contemplated in the previous sections.
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