Hispanic Studies offers a whole range of courses in language, literature, culture and linguistics. Language courses are designed to provide you with a basic level of fluency in spoken and written Spanish. The literature courses at the introductory level include surveys of major trends and major works in Spanish and Spanish-American literature. At the advanced level, literature and civilization courses provide concentration in both Spanish-American and Spanish cultures. Courses in Hispanic Linguistics examine the structure of Modern Spanish and its different stages of evolution.

Hispanic Studies offers a whole range of courses in language, literature, culture and linguistics. Language courses are designed to provide you with a basic level of fluency in spoken and written Spanish. The literature courses at the introductory level include surveys of major trends and major works in Spanish and Spanish-American literature. At the advanced level, literature and civilization courses provide concentration in both Spanish-American and Spanish cultures. Courses in Hispanic Linguistics examine the structure of Modern Spanish and its different stages of evolution.

Several courses in Hispanic Studies offer the choice of French or English as a language of reference, making this program trilingual rather than bilingual. The program’s small classes offer exceptional opportunities for learning and interaction. The department is a full-fledged department, rather than a subsection of Modern Languages (1 of only 3 in Canada), with many exceptional opportunities for tailoring a program of studies to your individual needs

You can specialize in Hispanic Studies by majoring or minoring in the discipline. You can also combine Spanish with a major or minor in another area such as International Studies, Translation, Political Science and others. Alternatively, you can take Spanish for interest as a elective courses. Many of the 600 students registered in the department want to learn Spanish while pursuing their degree in other fields.

In addition to courses, the Department organizes a number of cultural activities (film projections, talks, lectures, conferences, discussions with native speakers, etc.) to help you become familiar with the culture and life-style of Spanish-speaking people. You are also invited to join our Spanish Club (Club de Español) to experience the cultures and lifestyles of the Hispanic world.

The growing importance of Spanish in North American life, combined with Canada’s economic and commercial relations with Latin American countries, indicate an expanding potential for professional opportunities.

 Careers & Alumni


Evelyne Bourdua-Roy holds an Honours B.A. in Hispanic Studies and Translation. She is a tri-lingual freelance translator currently pursuing her Medical degree.

Spanish speakers are in constant demand in international business, the Foreign Service, international and non-governmental organizations, translation, publishing, journalism, the travel industry, teaching, and in the film industry as language coaches for actors or to create subtitles. Hear what our graduates have to say.

Students


Laura Azahar is a third-year student with a double major in Hispanic and French Studies; also completing requirements for a Spanish/English Translation Certificate. Read more about her Glendon experience.

Glendon Scholarship Winners

The Department of Hispanic Studies is proud to announce the list of its students awarded with this prestigious scholarship. These are among the strongest students at Glendon. We will be celebrating their achivements at the Annual Scholarship Reception:

  • Gabriela Rodas
  • Keila Rodríguez Fonfria
  • Franziska Trilse
  • Tracey Barrientos
  • Adolfo Sierra
  • Taylor Hillier
  • Natalia Pawlikowski
  • Alyssa Brown
  • Natalie Bravo
  • Pilar Albisu

Congratulations to all of them!

Professors


Professor Alejandro Zamora brings his rich experience in teaching, journalism, professional and fiction writing to Glendon. He is a specialist in comparative literature and was recently awarded with the Principal’s Teaching Award 2010-2011.

Club de Español
Spanish Resource Centre

Highlights

Study Abroad Summer 2016
SP 3000 6.00 is offered at the International School of the UNAM in Taxco, Mexico.

The approximate cost is 2,500 CA, including accommodation.

For more information on the course click here (Spanish).

For more information on the course click here (English -short).

For information on the school click here.

For further information contact:

studyabroad@unamcanada.com
UNAM-Canada
55 Promenade du Portage Gatineau, QC, J8X 2J9 Tel 1 (819) 777 8626 ext. 113
www.canada.unam.mx

Spanish (Hispanic Studies) is available as a trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.

The Hispanic Studies department offers several flexible degree options that you can combine with other programs of study at Glendon.

Our Certificate in Spanish-English Translation and Certificado en traducción inglés-español were founded with the recognition of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO).

Immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture by studying abroad at the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico or the Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain. Test.

The department organizes a variety of Hispanic events throughout the year.

In the News

A new course in Spanish contrastive linguistics: GL/SP 3626 3.00 Contrasting Spanish with French.

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Resources

Take the Online Spanish Placement Test to determine your current level of Spanish.

Our professors have compiled a list of useful Spanish resources.

Ready to apply?

Ontario Universities’ Application Centre Codes
BA: YGP
iBA Bilingual: YGG
iBA Trilingual: YGH (Upper-year entry)