Major

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

MAJOR

1. Core Courses

Course namePeriodHrs. p/week (lecture+tutorial)Credits
SPAN1001
Spanish I.1
1st Sem.4+26
SPAN1002
Spanish I.2
2nd Sem.4+26
SPAN2001
Spanish II.1
1st Sem.4+26
SPAN2002
Spanish II.2
2nd Sem.4+26
SPAN3001
Spanish III.1
1st Sem.4+16
SPAN3002
Spanish III.2
2nd Sem.4+16

2. Elective courses

Course namePeriodHrs. p/week (lecture+tutorial)Credits
SPAN2021
The Sounds of Spanish

Not available for 2021-2022
1st Sem.26
SPAN2025
Spanish Writing Workshop I
1st Sem.26
SPAN2027
Cultural Icons from the Hispanic World

Not available for 2021-2022
2nd Sem.26
SPAN2028
Spanish for Professional Purposes

Not available for 2021-2022
2nd Sem.26
SPAN2029
Introduction to the Cultures and History of Latin America
1st Sem.26
SPAN2030
Key topics in Spanish Grammar
2nd Sem.26
SPAN2031
Field Trip to a Spanish-speaking country
2nd Sem.26
SPAN2032
Art in the Hispanic World: An Introduction
2nd Sem.26
SPAN3021
The Art of Translation

Not available for 2021-2022
2nd Sem.26
SPAN3023
Hispanic Visual and Literary Cultures

Not available for 2021-2022
2nd Sem.26
SPAN3026
Spanish in Latin America and Bilingualism in the U.S.
1st Sem.26
SPAN3028
Spanish for Business and Intercultural Communication

Not available for 2021-2022
1st Sem.26
SPAN3031
Contemporary Spain: Cultural and Societal changes
2nd Sem.26
SPAN3119
Overseas immersion language course – Spanish
1st & 2nd Sem.15-206
SPAN4001
Spanish IV.1
1st Sem.4+16
SPAN4003
Developing Authonomy in Spanish Language Learning (capstone)
2nd Sem.26
SPAN4004
Hispanic Research Project (capstone)
1st Sem.26
SPAN4005
Internship for Students of Spanish (capstone)
Both semesters6