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Curricular competence

The degree in Spanish letters has the objective to comprehensively form professionals with sound competencies for the oral and written expression in Spanish and for the comprehension and respect for the Hispanic literary culture from a humanistic focus and with a critic consciousness of their social environment. The graduate from Spanish letters possesses competencies to perform with a high critic sense, respect and ethical attitude in the fields of teaching, research, or any labor ambience that requires an specialist in creating creative and expressive texts.



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Educational Program accredited by the Consejo para la Acreditación de Programas Educativos en Humanidades, A.C. (COAPEHUM).

Collegiate Organ approval’s date

August 6, 2014.

Start of operations

Aug-Dec 2015.

Entry period


Admission process

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Enrollment profile

The enrollment profile is defined by the desirable characteristics in an applicant for the education program. For its construction, they consider as general framework the generic competencies that currently constitute the graduate profile from high school in Mexico:

  1. Knows and values himself and addresses problems and challenges considering the objectives she/he is after.
  2. Is sensitive to art and participates in the appreciation and interpretation of its expression in different genres.
  3. Chooses and practices healthy lifestyles.
  4. Listens, interprets and issues pertinent messages in different contexts using the appropriate media, codes and tools.
  5. Develops innovations and proposes solutions to problems from established methods.
  6. Sustains a personal posture on topics of general interest and relevance.
  7. Learns by self-interest and initiative through life.
  8. Participates and collaborates effectively in several teams.
  9. Participates with civic and ethic consciousness in the life of its community, region, Mexico and the world.
  10. Maintains a respectful attitude towards interculturality and diversity of beliefs, values, ideas and social practices.

On this common base, the specific enrollment profile for the degree in Spanish letters emphasizes some competencies, for its relevance and pertinence for the good performance of the applicant to integrate the educational program. In general terms, the enrollment profile can be synthetized in the following lines:

  • The applicant for the degree in Spanish Letters must show sensitivity, taste and interest for knowledge and study of the humanities and culture; mainly from literature and its relationship with other forms of artistic expression. Have knowledge on the literary studies in general, be able to express orally and written, have the habit of reading, a critic-reflective position and a respectful attitude.

Next, these elements are described as desirable specific competencies in the applicant for this program, and in cognitive terms, procedural and attitude knowing.

Enrollment profile competencies

  • Posses sensitivity, taste and interest for knowledge and study of the humanities and culture, particularly for art and literature.
  • Capability to express in writing in Spanish and reading comprehension.

Knowledge/Cognitive knowledge

  • Basic formative knowledge of the area: general notion of the humanities and aarts, general distinction of literature and other artistic and discursive genres.
  • Basic location of the literary genres.
  • Basic elements of Spanish and the construction of texts.
  • Reading tools and procedures.

Skills / Procedural knowledge

  • General distinction of text and literary genres among other speeches.
  • Capability to appreciate and interpret basic literary texts.
  • Learning skills.
  • Coherent, clear, concise and efficient writing in Spanish.
  • Location of the fundamental components of a simple sentence and its function.
  • Capability of abstraction, reflection and text synthesis.

Attitudes and Values / Attitude knowledge

  • Habit and taste for reading.
  • Sensitivity for the literary phenomena.
  • Interest in other forms of asrtistic expression and cultural manifestation.
  • Willingness for research in literary studies.
  • Desire for knowledge.
  • Discipline for the study.
  • Critic-reflective attitude.
  • Self-respect and for others.
Graduate profile

A) Generic competencies of the educational program

To define the generic competencies in this syllabus, there was a critic analysis of the generic competencies, explained in UG Educational Model and those proposed by the Tuning Project for Latin America. The result detailed in the next lines, implies a definition and value of those generic competencies tightly linked to the graduate profile of the educational program, from which there is a particular attention.

The generic competencies of the graduate from Spanish Letters are:

  1. High capability to communicate orally and written in Spanish.
  2. Management of tools for humanistic research.
  3. Critical relationship with knowledge, with a humanistic focus.
  4. Communication in a second language.

B) Common and selective specific competencies

The specific competencies are those who define an educational program. The degree in Spanish Letters distinguishes between specific competencies common to all graduates of this educational program and selective specific competencies that correspond to the professional lines to choose in the syllabus.

The common specific competencies for the graduate in Spanish letters are:

  1. Historical comprehension of the literatures in Spanish.
  2. Capability to relate literature with the theoretic-poetic focuses.
  3. Research, analysis, interpretation and criticism of literary texts in the history of thinking.
  4. Critic reading and production of creative, expressive and informative texts.
  5. Comprehension of Spanish.

These competencies are responsible for the development of following cognitive knowledge:

  1. Currents, authors and representative texts of literature in Spanish, as well as their relationship with the non-Hispanic literary context.
  2. Literary ideas and main theoretic-poetic currents of the literary studies in the history of thinking.
  3. Methodological basis for research, analysis, interpretation and literature criticism.
  4. Fundaments of critic reading and the writing process, as well as the characteristics of several genres of creative, expressive and informative speeches.
  5. General location of problems and proposals of the contemporary linguistic and grammar elements of Spanish.

Likewise, the procedural knowledge (skills) are integrated to compose the specific common competencies in the educational program:

  1. Capability to relate and plan problems of the Hispanic literary historiography.
  2. Elaboration of problems, establishment of relationshios and arguments within the theoretic-poetic reflection on literature.
  3. Creation of critic works and comments on literary texts with a sound methodological foundation.
  4. Skills for critic reading, elaboration and review of several texts: creative, expressive and informative.
  5. Location of the morphological, synthetic and semantic levels of Spanish and its main elements.

According their choice, the student may develop two or more of the following professional selective specific competencies. These competencies are found really close to the common specific competencies and take from them several elements for their development; however, they are characterized for the deepening level for their treatment and link with the social needs, in the job market or posterior choice of postgraduate studies.

The professional specific competencies of the graduate of Spanish Letters, according their election are:

  1. Design and coordinate the promotion of learning language and literature to answer the teaching demand in these areas and will strengthen the humanistic formation in the current educative ambience.
  2. Plan, develop and evaluate activities of cultural management and encouragement of reading that contribute to the formation of a critic and human culture.
  3. Develop processes to correct and edit texts for their publishing as part of the process of rescue, divulgation or promotion of written culture and its contribution to critic thinking.
  4. Propose and create research projects in the framework of literary studies that favor the generation and re-planning of the humanistic knowledge.

These selective specific competencies are built from the following cognitive knowledge:

  1. Comprehension of planning, development and evaluation theories and techniques of learning session in language and literature.
  2. Location of tools and processes of planning, management and development of projects of promotion of the cultural heritage and encouragement of reading, with emphasis in their value and social contribution.
  3. Knowledge of tools, procedures and programs for the correction and edition of texts.
  4. Methodological bases for research of the Hispanic literatures.

As for the corresponding procedural knowledge, they can sum up in the following list:

  1. Coordination of diverse learning groups.
  2. Planning, development and management of cultural projects with emphasis in reading encouragement.
  3. Correction and edition of several texts for their publishing.
  4. Problematization of literary topics for the elaboration and development of research projects and its results.

Finally the attitude knowledge are synthetized in the seven generic transversal competencies proposed by the Direction of Academic Affairs; however, it highlights the link in four development lines, corresponding to the general area of the curricular organization:

  • Personal development
  • Creativity and entrepreneur spirit
  • Cultural and intercultural formation
  • Social responsibility
Graduate requirements
  • Complete the corresponding syllabus.
  • Make among the chosen modalities by the Divisional council: thesis (research), professional exercise report (teaching, cultural management and correction & edition of texts).
  • Complete the professional service.

Total number of credit of the education program: 224 credits.

  • First enrollment
  • Classic European literature
  • Medieval Castellan literature
  • Literary theory and poetic I
  • Oral and written communication
  • Social and humanistic studies I
  • Latin I
  • Second enrollment
  • Spanish literature from the golden centuries
  • Colonial literature
  • Literary theory and poetic II
  • Discursive strategies I
  • Social and humanistic studies II
  • Latin II
  • Third enrollment
  • Modern European literature
  • Spanish American literature c. XIX
  • Literary theory and poetic III
  • Discursive strategies II
  • General linguistic
  • Modern language
  • Fourth enrollment
  • Modern Spanish literature
  • Mexican literature c. XIX
  • Literary theory and poetic IV
  • Discursive strategies III
  • Spanish grammar I
  • Modern language
  • Fifth enrollment
  • North American literature
  • Modern Spanish American literature
  • Literary theory and poetic V
  • Literary criticism workshop I
  • Spanish grammar II
  • Modern language
  • Sixth enrollment
  • Contemporary European literature
  • Modern Mexican literature
  • Literary theory and poetic VI
  • Literary criticism workshhop II
  • Spanish grammar III
  • Modern language
  • Seventh enrollment
  • Contemporary Spanish literature
  • Contemporary Spanish American literature
  • Literary theory and poetic VII
  • Modern language
  • Selective professional lines
  • Eighth enrollment
  • Contemporary Mexican literature
  • Literary theory and poetic VIII
  • Integration of formative experiences
  • Modern language
  • Selective professional lines
  • Ninth enrollment
  • Degree seminar I
  • Social responsibility and critic culture
  • Topics – Optative Learning Units
  • Tenth enrollment
  • Degree seminar II
  • Topics – Optative Learning Units
  • Selective
  • English I
  • English II
  • English III
  • English IV
  • English V
  • English VI
  • French I
  • French II
  • French III
  • French IV
  • French V
  • French VI
  • German I
  • German II
  • German III
  • German IV
  • German V
  • German VI
  • Didactic and resume
  • Cultural negotiation and planning
  • Correction and edition of texts I
  • Research seminar I
  • Learning planning and evaluation
  • Reading encouragement
  • Correction and edition of texts II
  • Research seminar II
  • Optative
  • Basic reading and writing workshop
  • Cultural studies
  • Latin American essay
  • Literature and film
  • Studies of language
  • Speech theory and analysis
  • Literature topics
  • General semiotics
  • Genre studies
  • Literature and philosophy
  • Literature and visual arts
  • Semantics
  • Theory and critical analysis
Offered in:

Campus Guanajuato, Division of Social Sciences and Humanities (DCSH)
Venue Valenciana
Departament of Hispanic Letters
Ex-Convento de Valenciana s/n; C.P. 36240; Valenciana; Guanajuato, Gto.
Phone: (473) 732 95 59, 732 06 67, 732 95 59 extensions 5817 y 5836
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Lascuráin de Retana no. 5, 4th. floor (by elevator); Downtown; C.P. 36000; Guanajuato, Gto.
Phone: (473) 732 00 06 extension 8731



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