Department of Languages and 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 a minor in Spanish. Spanish also forms part of the Honours BA in Languages program.

Honours BA, Combination Honours BA and Minor:

Department of Languages and Literatures

Full-Time Faculty - Wilfrid Laurier University

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 Intensive Introductory Spanish 1.0
SP101 Introduction to Spanish I 0.5
SP102 Introduction to Spanish II 0.5
SP201 Intermediate Spanish 0.5
SP220 Spanish Cultural Studies 0.5
SP223 Introduction to Spanish Literature 0.5
SP228 Introduction to Latin American Literature 0.5
SP250 Intermediate Composition and Conversation 0.5
SP265 Spanish language through cinema 0.5
SP266 Approaches to Literary Texts 0.5
SP288 Study Abroad 1.0
SP308 Spanish Phonetics & Phonology 0.5
SP318 Spanish Grammar & Structure 0.5
SP321 Intellectual History of Spain and Latin America 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
SP401 Advanced Communication Strategies 0.5
SP405 Re-Thinking the Female Body in Hispanic Art and Literature 0.5
SP408 Spanish in Society 0.5
SP436 Reading Across the Genre Divide 0.5
SP438 Special Topics 0.5
SP446 Love in Medieval Spanish Literature 0.5
SP451 Stylistics and Professional Writing 0.5
SP465 Spanish and Latin American Cinema 0.5
SP466 Subversive Narratives in the Hispanic World 0.5
SP467 Directed Studies 0.5
SP496 Coming of Age 0.5