Study plan Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Chinese Studies: Language, Literature and Culture

Study guides

Title of qualification awarded

Graduate in Spanish and Chinese Studies: Language, Literature and Culture



Study plan information

Table of credits for each course

  Basic training Compulsory Optional Bachelor's Degree Final Project
1st year 60      
2nd year 6 54    
3rd year   60    
4th year   12 42 6
Totals 66 126 42 6


Period of study


Part-time or full-time

Full-time (the UAB offers a slow track, consisting of a minimum of 30 annual credits, to enable students to work and study at the same time).


Basic and compulsory training

1st year 2nd year
1st semester
  • Introduction to Spanish Literature I
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Chinese I: Introduction to the Chinese Language and Writing System
  • History of Asia
2nd semester
  • Introduction to Spanish Literature II
  • Introduction to the Spanish Language
  • Chinese II: Introduction to the Chinese Language and Writing System
  • Introduction to Spanish as a Foreign Language
1st semester
  • Chinese III: Foundations in Chinese Communication 
  • Comparative Literature
  • 17th Century Spanish Literature
  • Spanish Morphology
2nd semester
  • Chinese IV: Foundations in Chinese Communication 
  • Spanish Syntax: the Simple Sentence
  • Latin American Literature: from Modernism to the Contemporary Period
  • Grammar in the Spanish as a Foreign Language Classroom
3rd year 4th year
1st semester
  • Chinese V: Development of Communication Skills
  • Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
  • Fundamentals of Cultural Mediation
  • Spanish Literature of Realism and Modernism
  • Latin American Spanish
2nd semester
  • Chinese VI: Development of Communication Skills
  • Chinese Literature
  • Chinese Language for Specific Purposes
  • Modern Spanish Literature
  • Spanish as a Foreign Language (SFL): Analysis of Errors
1st semester
  • Chinese VII: Comprehension and Production of Written and Oral Texts
2nd semester
  • Chinese VIII: Comprehension and Production of Written and Oral Texts
  • Bachelor's Degree Final Project 

Optional subjects

4th year
  • Work Placement
  • Linguistic Commentary of Literary Texts
  • Spanish Syntax: the Compound Sentence
  • Spanish Literature of the Enlightenment and Romanticism
  •  History of the Spanish Language
  • Spanish Historical Grammar
  • Texts of Hispanic-American Literature
  • Western Literary Tradition I and II
  • Theory and Practice of Comparative Literature
  • Texts of Contemporary Spanish Theatre
  • Chinese: Text and Context I and II
  • Tandem: Practising Spoken Chinese
  • Introduction to Classical Chinese
  • Modern and Contemporary East Asian History
  • East Asian Comparative Cultural Studies
  • Gender, Literature and Society in East Asia
All optional subjects are worth 6 credits.

Additional information

The bachelor's degree in Spanish and Chinese Studies: Language, Literature and Culture trains professionals with a mastery of two of the most spoken languages in the world and their literatures. It combines two academic traditions and two increasingly interconnected cultures, and offers multiple career possibilities in a globalised world filled with new challenges.

The degree will prepare you to work in a variety of fields: teaching Spanish as a foreign language, research, working with publishing houses, cultural management and consulting services to the linguistic, commercial and business sector, etc. Classes are offered by lecturers of the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, a pioneering centre in Spain and Europe in the research into East Asian studies, and by lecturers of the Department of Spanish, leaders in research into Spanish language and literature, in literature theory and comparative literature.

This bachelor's degree is for you if you:
  • Are interested in the Spanish and Chinese languages, literatures and cultures.
  • Want to teach one of the most spoken languages in the world.
  • Want to discover two of the oldest and most longstanding literatures in the world.
  • Want to learn and discover other languages, countries and cultures.
  • Are interested in studying at a university campus, surrounded by nature, where you will be able to interact with other students from both the arts and humanities and the science disciplines.
Career options

The main areas of employment for graduates are:
  • Teaching in public and private centres and adult education centres.
  • Teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
  • The publishing world (production, proofreading, translation).
  • Literary criticism, literary promotion and technical advice for literature agencies.
  • Cultural management.
  • Language services.
  • Consulting services for businesses and institutions.
  • Research (universities, institutes of language studies and linguistics, archives and libraries).
  • The information society (writing and collaborating with the press, publishing of contents for Internet companies, etc).
  • Language industries and new technologies.