Spanish Courses (SPAN)

Undergraduate Courses

Native speakers of Spanish may not obtain credit for 100- or 200- level courses. A native speaker is defined in this context as a person who has spoken Spanish since childhood and/or has received sufficient instruction in the language to be literate in it.

A near-native speaker is defined as a person who speaks, writes and understands Spanish with few errors and only the occasional non-patterned mistake. The department will assign students with some knowledge of Spanish to the appropriate level.


100-level courses
100A Beginners' Spanish I
100B Beginners' Spanish II
108 The First Global Culture (in English)
149 Intensive Beginner's Spanish
150 Famous and Infamous Hispanic and Italian Figures (in English)
185 Hispanic Culture Through Film (in English)

200-level courses
204 Experiential Learning
205 Intermediate Topics in Hispanic Culture (in English)
249 Intensive Intermediate Spanish
250A Intermediate Spanish I
250B Intermediate Spanish II
265 Introductory Written Spanish (Study Abroad Program)
270 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
280 Spanish Immersion

300-level courses
304 Indigenous Latin America, Social Justice, Environment (in English)
305A Upper Intermediate Topics in Hispanic Culture (in English)
305B Upper Intermediate Topics in Hispanic Culture (in Spanish)
306 Spanish Culture (in English)
307 Latin American Culture Through Music (in English)
340 Spanish Immersion Literature
350A Upper Intermediate Spanish I
350B Upper Intermediate Spanish II
355 Communicating in Spanish
390 Hispanic Literature I
391 Hispanic Literature II
395 Directed Reading

400-level courses
408A Advanced Topics in Spanish Culture
408B Advanced Topics in Latin American Culture
417 Global Perspectives in the Spanish-speaking World
450A Advanced Spanish I
450B Advanced Spanish II
460 Hispanic Poetry
469 Advanced Topics in Hispanic Literatures
470 Medieval Literature
472 Cervantes' Don Quixote
473 Spanish Golden Age Literature
478 20th and 21st Century Spanish Literature
479A Women in the Hispanic and Italian World
483B Latin American Fiction from the "Boom" to the Present
483C Modern Latin American Literature and the Arts
484A Latin American Women's Writing
484C Conquest and Rebellion in Latin America, 1492 to 1783
484D The Struggle for Independence in Latin America, 1767-1867
484E Revolutions and Dictators in 20th Century Latin America
485A Spanish Film
485B Latin American Film (in English)
487 Spain in the Pacific Northwest (in English)
490A History of the Spanish Language
490B English-Spanish Translation
495 Advanced Directed Reading
499 Honours Graduating Essay

Graduate Courses


500-level courses
500 Introduction to Bibliography and Methods of Research
502 Core Reading List Course I
503 Core Reading List Course II
505 Medieval Literature
507 Renaissance and Baroque Literature
511 Peninsular Literature from the 20th Century to the Present
512 Spanish and Latin American Literature of the 19th Century
515 Colonial Latin American Literature
519 Latin American Literature from the 20th Century to the Present
590 Directed Studies
598 Master's Essay
599 MA Thesis/Oral