Hispanic Studies (Spanish)

The Hispanic Studies Program offers a variety of courses in Spanish language at all levels and Hispanic literature, culture, and civilization.

We look at the cultural production of both Latin America and Spain by examining them within diverse social contexts, genres, and periods as well as Latino literature and other art forms produced by Hispanics living in Canada and the US.

Language courses focus on the development of oral, grammar, writing, and communicative skills, while literature and culture courses are centered on the development of critical and analytical skills.

Students interested in Spanish have the option of doing a Major, Minor, or double Major.

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The major or minor can be declared on the Student Service Centre (SSC) when you have third-year standing.


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Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
Buchanan Tower
797-1873 East Mall
Tel: 604-822-2879