The introductory courses are open to incoming fist-year students and are offered every year:  GL/SP 1000, GL/SP 2000 and GL/SP 2100. Students must take the Online Placement Test to be placed at the appropriate level. Courses that count for the degree start at 2000 level. These courses help students to develop knowledge of Spanish language, literatures and cultures, and also a basic framework for critical reading and writing. The courses help students to develop skills for further study in Spanish.

Core courses at the 3000 level are open normally to second or third year Spanish students: GL/SP 3000 centers on consolidating oral and written skills, and stylistics. GL/SP 3200 offers an overview of the the Spanish language for native speakers of Spanish, GL/SP 3300 and GL/SP 3400 are an overview of Spanish and Spanish-American literature, culture and civilization. They are offered every year. Students to enrol in these courses must have taken GL/SP 2000 and GL/SP 2100.

Spanish students must complete core courses to continue with other upper 3000 and 4000 level courses. They are offered in cycles of alternating years. These courses are limited to honours students. They are designed to provide the students with the opportunity for in-depth study of a chosen topic within a specific area of Spanish language, linguistics, literature, cinema, drama, theory and criticism. All these courses have prerequisites.

The Hispanic Studies Degree can be combined with the Certificate in Translation Spanish-English/English-Spanish. An entrance exam and specific requirements are necessary to enrol in the program.

We have a number of cross-listed courses with other departments. A student may take such a course either as a course in Hispanic Studies or as a course in the other subject.
All of our courses are taught in Spanish, except for our language courses which are taught mostly in Spanish but have English or French as reference language.

The curriculum in Spanish exposes students to a wide range of research areas, periods, and critical and theoretical frameworks in order to provide students with a sound background to the language and cultures of the Spanish speaking world.

The Department of Hispanic Studies offers the following degree types and certificates:

Students must follow the undergraduate calendar requirements for the year they entered or switched into their program. Access detailed program requirements below:

Hispanic Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements for 2017-2018
Hispanic Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements for 2016-2017
Hispanic Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements for 2015-2016
Hispanic Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements for 2014-2015
Hispanic Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements for 2013-2014