Undergraduate study in Spanish

What you can study in Spanish

You can study Spanish language from beginner to advanced levels. You can also explore the cultures of Spain and Latin America from the early modern period to the present day. There are courses on Spanish and Latin American literature, film, art, music and popular culture, as well as Spanish linguistics.

Structuring your major in Spanish

You can take a major in Spanish as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.

Taking a Module in Spanish

If you would like to study Spanish alongside your two BA majors, you can complete a Module.

A Module is an optional grouping of three courses on a particular theme which enables you to add extra value to your Bachelor of Arts.

Take a look at Modules

Courses

Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Spanish. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.

Required courses

You must pass the following courses as part of the Spanish major:

  • EUROPEAN 100
  • One course from SPANISH 201, 278
  • One course from LATINAM 201, 210, 216, SPANISH 202, 206, 207
  • One course from SPANISH 319, 323, 377
  • One course from LATINAM 301-325, SPANISH 302-350
  • You may also include up to one course from COMPLIT 200-210, EUROPEAN 200-207, 307

Enrolling in Spanish language courses for the first time

If you have no or limited knowledge of Spanish, please enrol in SPANISH 104 or SPANISH 104G. The University may cancel your enrolment at any time if you are found to have prior knowledge or study in the language.

If you have studied Spanish before or know it from home, please apply for an enrolment concession for the course that is most appropriate for your level of knowledge. You might be prompted to sit a placement test.

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Spanish, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.