The BA major in Spanish is open to all undergraduate students at the university. The objective of the programme is to bring participants to a high level of proficiency in the language and to provide them with a sound knowledge of the cultures and societies in the Spanish-speaking world.
Structure and Requirements
First & Second Years (12 credits)
To declare a major in Spanish, applicants must initially complete two foundation courses in their First or Second Year (Spanish I.1 and Spanish I.2, first and second semesters, 6 credits respectively) plus one Arts introductory course (6 credits).
Second, Third and Fourth Years (54 credits)
In their second, third, and fourth years of study, students pursuing a major in Spanish must take a total of 54 credits of Spanish courses which should normally be distributed as follows (this is only a suggestion, students may take more courses at level 3XXX if they so wish):
- 24 credits from courses at Level 2XXX, of which 12 credits must be from the core language courses, i.e., SPAN2001 (Spanish II.1) and SPAN2002 (Spanish II.2).
- 30 credits from courses at Level 3XXX, of which 12 credits must be from the core language courses, i.e., SPAN3001 (Spanish III.1) and SPAN3002 (Spanish III.2) plus 6 credits from SPAN4003, SPAN4004 or SPAN4005, 3 very different ‘capstone’ courses designed to allow the application of disciplinary knowledge and principles learned in the first, second and third years. The ‘capstone’ course must be taken in the last year of studies.
- A recommended (optional) 3 to 4-week language course in Spain or a Spanish-speaking country in the summer following completion of SPAN2002 (see SPAN3119).
BA Spanish Course
1. Core Courses
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