Academic Calendar 2023-2024

Spanish and Latin American Studies – Minor (Arts)


Subject: Administered by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Plan: Consists of 30.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, in combination with a Major Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives, will lead to an Honours Bachelors 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
2. Option
A. Complete 18.00 units from the following course lists:18.00
Total Units30.00

3. 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. and 1.B. These would be replaced with courses from SLAS_Options_A or SLAS_Options_B.

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

C. Some courses in SLAS_Option_B may or may not cover topics directly involving Spanish and Latin American Studies, although students may approach instructors to see if assignments or papers could be written from this perspective.

D. Students must refer to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures to find a suitable substitution(s) if necessary.

E. Courses with significant Latin American content may be approved for inclusion in this degree program with permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

F. 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.

Spanish and Latin American 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 Spanish Latin American Studies Plan, List A
LLCU 110Linguistic Diversity and Identity3.00
LLCU 111Introduction to Cultures3.00
LLCU 209Rio de Janeiro: the Marvelous City3.00
LLCU 244Hips Don't Lie?: Music and Culture in Latin America3.00
LLCU 248Spanish American Cultural Contexts3.00
LLCU 249Latin Lovers: Love, Sex and Popular Culture3.00
LLCU 301Oral Tradition and Innovation in Cultural Transmission3.00
LLCU 328Gender, Development and Film in Latin America3.00
LLCU 354Women's Voices in Latin America3.00
LLCU 358Film and Politics in Argentina3.00
PORT 103Beginning Portuguese and Culture l3.00
PORT 104Beginning Portuguese and Culture ll3.00
SPAN 206Spanish Conversation and Culture3.00
SPAN 301Gramática avanzada y composición I3.00
SPAN 302Gramática avanzada y composición II3.00
SPAN 306La narrativa hispanoamericana del siglo 203.00
SPAN 351Panorama literario latinoaméricano I3.00
SPAN 352Panorama literario latinoaméricano II3.00
SPAN 354Voces femeninas en America Latina3.00
SPAN 428Gender, Development and Film in Latin America3.00
SPAN 458Film y Politica en Argentina3.00


Options in the Spanish Latin American Studies Plan, List B
ARTH 272Latin American Art3.00
ECON 239Economic Development3.00
ECON 325International Trade Policy3.00
ECON 426International Macroeconomics3.00
FILM 337Cinema and the City3.00
FILM 425Advanced Film Criticism3.00
FILM 435Culture and Representation: Special Topic I3.00
GNDS 212Racism, Colonialism and Resistance3.00
GNDS 330Gender and the Global South3.00
GPHY 254The Caribbean in Globalizing World3.00
GPHY 257The Geography of Middle America3.00
GPHY 258The Geography of South America3.00
GPHY 365Geography, Development, and Environment in the 'Third World'3.00
HIST 285Latin America to 1850: The Colonial Experience3.00
HIST 286Latin America from 1850 to Today: The Modern Era3.00
POLS 342Latin American Politics3.00
SOCY 225Sociology of Globalization3.00