Spanish

Major in Spanish

The Spanish Program offers students a full range of courses in all aspects of Hispanic studies, including language, translation, linguistics, culture, literature, cinema, history and politics. Students may supplement their Spanish major with an interdisciplinary approach by taking related courses in Latin American and Iberian Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Cultural Studies, Human Geography, Anthropology, Economics or History.

The Spanish Program accommodates a variety of student Spanish language proficiencies, from true beginners to native, near native or heritage speakers of Spanish. From active participation in language courses to undergraduate research opportunities in higher level language, literature or linguistics courses, students progress along the continuum of language proficiency over the course of their studies in the Program.

As the Spanish Program aims to prepare students to function in other Hispanic countries, students are encouraged to complete part of their course work abroad. International opportunities are available through the Go Global Program. Interested students should contact the UBCO International Programs and Services office or the Spanish Program Coordinator early in their planning process.

Students must complete at least 48 credits in Spanish, with a minimum of 30 credits at the 300/400 level.

First and Second Years

Students would normally complete SPAN 101, 102; and any of the following sets: SPAN 201, 202 or SPAN 203, 204. Students may take a placement test to determine their entry level. Contact the Department of Critical Studies for information.

Third and Fourth Years

    Students are required to complete:

  • SPAN 301, 302; and
  • 24 additional credits of Spanish courses at the 300/400 level.

Minor in Spanish

Students interested in pursuing a Minor in Spanish should consult with a departmental academic advisor during the first year of their B.A. program. Students interested in studying abroad should inform the departmental advisor as soon as possible.

To complete a Minor in Spanish, students must accumulate no fewer than 30 credits and no more than 42 credits in Spanish out of the 120 credits required for the B.A. degree. At least 18 of these credits must be numbered 300 or above.

First and Second Years

Students would normally complete SPAN 101, 102; and any of the following sets: SPAN 201, 202 or SPAN 203, 204. Students may take a placement test to determine their entry level. Contact the Department of Critical Studies for information.

Third and Fourth Years

    Students are required to complete:

  • SPAN 301, 302; and
  • 12 additional credits of Spanish courses at the 300/400 level.

Major in French and Spanish

Students must complete 54 credits in French and Spanish, with 36 credits at the 300/400 level.

First and Second Years

Students must complete all of the B.A. requirements, as well as any prerequisites for the required upper-level courses.

    Students must normally complete:

  • FREN 122, 123; and two of FREN 220, 221, 222, 223; and
  • SPAN 101, 102; and any of the following sets: SPAN 201, 202 or SPAN 203, 204.

Third and Fourth Years

    Students are required to complete:

  • FREN 353, 355; SPAN 301, 302;
  • 12 additional credits of 300- or 400-level French; and
  • 12 additional credits of 300- or 400-level Spanish.

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