Spanish (Lang/Lit)
Department of Languages & Literatures

As one of the most spoken languages in the world, Spanish is becoming more and more essential to many careers within the areas of arts, education, business, science, social work and more. Students who study Spanish in the Department of Languages & Literatures not only develop vital skills in speaking, writing, reading, and listening, but they also acquire an understanding for the language, literary texts, and cultures represented throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Moreover, students obtain the breadth of knowledge that is essential when perusing graduate degrees in related areas (e.g., Latin American or Peninsular Literature, Hispanic Studies, Spanish Linguistics, etc.). The department offers an Honours BA in Spanish, an Honours BA in Spanish in combination with another Honours BA program, and minors in Spanish and Business Spanish. In addition, students have the option to pursue a certificate in Business Spanish issued by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid, for which the Department is the sole representative. Spanish also forms part of the Honours BA in Languages program.

Honours BA, Combination Honours BA and Minors:

Department of Languages & Literatures

Full-Time Faculty - Wilfrid Laurier University Full-Time Faculty - University of Waterloo Participating Faculty
  • Mario Boido, PhD
  • Maria del Carmen Sillato, PhD
  • Monica Leoni, PhD
  • Sergio Rivera-Ayala, PhD
  • Regina Vera-Quinn, BEd

Note: SP Courses

By agreement, students at WLU and U of W can be expected to take courses in Spanish at either university. While most language courses are taught concurrently every year at both universities, most other courses are taught at one university or the other, and a few courses may rotate from year to year. Consult the undergraduate officer in Spanish. Before graduation, students must complete the requirements of their home university and faculty.

Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
SP100 Introduction to Spanish 1.0
SP101 Introduction to Spanish I 0.5
SP102 Introduction to Spanish II 0.5
SP201 Intermediate Spanish I 0.5
SP202 Intermediate Spanish II 0.5
SP220 Topics in Spanish Culture 0.5
SP223 Introduction to Spanish Literature 0.5
SP228 Introduction to Latin American Literature 0.5
SP260 Hispanic Cultural Representations 0.5
SP266 Approaches to Literary Texts 0.5
SP288 Study Abroad 1.0
SP301 Composition and Conversation I 0.5
SP302 Composition and Conversation II 0.5
SP303 Business Spanish I 0.5
SP304 Business Spanish II 0.5
SP322 The Generation of '98: Fiction 0.5
SP324 A Journey Through Multicultural Spain 0.5
SP325 Spanish Art, Music and Media 0.5
SP326 The Spanish Golden Age: Drama 0.5
SP327 Quixotic Adventures: Knights, Damsels and Windmills 0.5
SP328 Contemporary Hispanic Theatre 0.5
SP333 Modern Latin American Poetry 0.5
SP335 Spanish and Latin American Cinema 0.5
SP366 The Latin American Short Story 0.5
SP387 Latin American Women Writers 0.5
SP390 Introduction to Spanish Business Translation 0.5
SP400 Latin American Testimonial Literature 0.5
SP401 Advanced Communication Strategies 0.5
SP405 Re-Thinking the Female Body in Hispanic Art and Literature 0.5
SP410 Visual Culture in the Contemporary Hispanic World 0.5
SP436 Reading Across the Genre Divide 0.5
SP438 Special Topics 0.5
SP445 History of the Spanish Language 0.5
SP446 Love in Medieval Spanish Literature 0.5
SP450 Theory and Practice of Translation 0.5
SP451 Stylistics and Professional Writing 0.5
SP461 Hispanic Linguistics 0.5
SP465 Social Documentary in the Hispanic World 0.5
SP466 Subversive Narratives in the Hispanic World 0.5
SP467 Directed Studies 0.5
SP490 Advanced Translation 0.5
SP497 The Novel in Latin America 0.5
SP498 Literary Adaptation in Hispanic Cinema 0.5