Academic Calendar 2023-2024

Hispanic Studies – Major (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


Subject: Administered by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Plan: Consists of 60.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units (114.00 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
SPAN 111Beginning Spanish I3.00
SPAN 112Beginning Spanish II3.00
B. Complete the following:
SPAN 204Español intermedio3.00
SPAN 205Español avanzado3.00
SPAN 206Spanish Conversation and Culture3.00
C. Complete the following:
LLCU 247The Dynamic History of Spain3.00
LLCU 248Spanish American Cultural Contexts3.00
SPAN 351Panorama literario latinoaméricano I3.00
SPAN 352Panorama literario latinoaméricano II3.00
SPAN 380Introducción: Literatura de España I3.00
SPAN 381Introducción: Literatura de España II3.00
D. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Gramática avanzada y composición I
and Gramática avanzada y composición II
Español para contextos profesionales I
and Español para contextos profesionales II
2. Option
A. Complete 15.00 units from the following:15.00
SPAN at the 300-level or above
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Elective Courses60.00
Total Units120.00

3. Substitutions

A. Up to 6.00 units in ITLN may be substituted if SPAN 111; SPAN 112; is not included in the Plan.

4. Notes

A. The courses chosen must not duplicate work already completed either in university or pre-university study. If a student enters the program with advanced language/grammar knowledge or speaks Spanish at the near-native level, the student is exempted from taking the language and grammar core courses noted in 1.A., 1.B., 1.C. and 1.D. These would be replaced with SPAN options.

B. To register in SPAN 111 or ITLN 111 students must sign a form in the Departmental Office officially declaring that they have no knowledge of Spanish or Italian at all. A language placement test may apply.

C. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, HSCI, LAW, NURS, and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Hispanic Studies Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.6 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Options in the Hispanic Studies Major and Medial Plans
ARTH 272Latin American Art3.00
LLCU 110Linguistic Diversity and Identity3.00
LLCU 111Introduction to Cultures3.00
LLCU 200Semiotics: Interpreting the World3.00
LLCU 201Introduction to Romance Philology3.00
LLCU 206Rebel Cities3.00
LLCU 244Hips Don't Lie?: Music and Culture in Latin America3.00
LLCU 249Latin Lovers: Love, Sex and Popular Culture3.00
LLCU 301Oral Tradition and Innovation in Cultural Transmission3.00
LLCU 354Women's Voices in Latin America3.00
LLCU 358Film and Politics in Argentina3.00