Spanish is spoken by over 400 million people around the globe and 21 countries list it as an official language. The increasing global influence of Hispanic communities and the richness and importance of the Spanish language open up an array of career opportunities. 

As a student in the Spanish program, you will learn the language and study Hispanic cultures, cinema, literatures and linguistics — exactly the combination you need should you decide to move on to our master's and PhD programs. You will gain a broader perspective on Hispanic America and Spain, and also learn about the importance of Spanish as an international language. 

In addition, you can complement your formal studies with a wide range of social and cultural activities (films, lectures, conferences, Spanish Club, etc.), often held in partnership with various embassies and organizations in the National Capital region. You can also complete part of your studies abroad through exchange programs at universities located in Hispanic America or Spain.

Courses in this program are taught in Spanish, English or French.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

Students can complete part of their studies abroad through exchange programs at universities in Spain or in Spanish America. For details, please consult the Department.

ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Moral Reasoning
Fundamental Philosophical Questions
Great Philosophers
Philosophy: Themes and Texts
Mandatory Language Courses: 2
ESP 1991Elementary Spanish I3 Units
ESP 1992Elementary Spanish II3 Units
ESP 2991Intermediate Spanish I3 Units
ESP 2992Intermediate Spanish II3 Units
ESP 3991Advanced Spanish I3 Units
ESP 3992Advanced Spanish II3 Units
Mandatory Culture and Literature Courses:
ESP 2911Contemporary Spanish Culture3 Units
ESP 2912Spanish American Culture3 Units
ESP 3934Reading Hispanic Texts: Fiction and the Essay3 Units
ESP 3935Reading Hispanic Texts: Theatre and the Poetry3 Units
ESP 3943Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Contrastive Grammar: Spanish and English
The Acquisition of Spanish
Spanish discourse and pragmatics
3 course units from:3 Units
Advanced Study of Spanish American Literature
Advanced Study of Spanish Literature
Great Hispanic Authors
Contemporary Hispanic Fiction
9 optional course units in Spanish (ESP) at 3000 or 4000 level9 Units
12 optional course units in Spanish (ESP) 312 Units
48 elective course units48 Units
or 18 elective course units plus a minor
Total: 120 Units

Note(s)

1This course has variable topics. Students may take this course twice.
2

Students whose linguistic level is superior to the levels indicated above have to take other ESP courses in consultation with the Department. The linguistic level will be determined by the Online Placement Test, available at the Department’s website: http://arts.uottawa.ca/modernlaguages/programs-of-study.

3

At least 6 course units must be taught in Spanish.