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Spanish, Hispanic Cultures and Literatures (BA)

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Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Program type
Major, Minor, Honours, Specialization
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study Spanish, Hispanic Cultures and Literatures?

Language is the primary medium of human culture and expression. Our programs in Spanish open doors to new ways of understanding the world through the study of language, culture and literature. You will delve into the language of Cervantes, Lorca, Garcia Marquez and Almodóvar and explore one of the world’s most widely spoken languages.

Starting from the four basic language skills — speaking, listening, reading and writing — our programs integrate innovative approaches to the study of Spanish and expose students to a diversity of related aspects such as language, translation, culture and literature.

Program highlights

  • Opportunities for exchange and travel abroad programs

Program structure

A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.

Program options

  • Honours in Spanish, Hispanic Cultures and Literatures (60 credits) 
  • Specialization in Spanish, Hispanic Cultures and Literatures (60 credits) 
  • Major in Spanish, Hispanic Cultures and Literatures (42 credits) 
  • Minor in Spanish, Hispanic Cultures and Literatures (30 credits) 
  • Minor in Spanish Translation (33 credits)


Exchange programs

Concordia in Spain summer program
Concordia International in collaboration with the Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics (CMLL) offer a "Concordia in Spain" Spanish Language and Culture Program during the summer. This exciting program provides Concordia students the opportunity to participate in an educational and cultural immersion at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca while earning 12 Concordia credits in Spanish language and culture courses.

Concordia International, in collaboration with the various faculties and the School of Graduate Studies, administers student exchange and internships with Concordia's partner universities and other institutions of higher learning around the world. This exchange enhances relationships between the people and cultures of different countries and promotes international education.

Participating students remain registered at Concordia University and spend from one term to one academic year taking courses, doing research, or participating in an internship program. For complete details, please see the Undergraduate Calendar.

Exchange programs can take several forms, including:

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements

Honours programs

Students applying directly to an honours program should list it as their first choice. If not admitted to honours, they will automatically be considered for the next highest program (i.e. specialization or major).

Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

After your degree

All Spanish program options provide students with a sound linguistic foundation that will prove advantageous in a variety of fields, including:

  • Education
  • Translation and interpretation
  • International business
  • Government
  • Travel industry
  • International organizations

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