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.

The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.

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.

Mandatory Language Courses: 1
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
12 optional course units in Spanish (ESP) 212 Units
Total: 30 Units

Note(s)

1

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/modernlanguages/programs-of-study.

2

At least 6 course units must be taught in Spanish.