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Spanish, Hispanic Cultures and Literatures (BA)

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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 Details

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.


  • 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)

*Honours is a highly concentrated program, ideal for students planning to continue to graduate studies. If you are interested in Honours, speak with your program advisor in your first year of study at Concordia. Students applying to the University are able to apply to the major or specialization.

See full degree requirements in the Undergraduate Calendar.

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  • Oral Communication
  • Literary Translation in Spanish
  • Romanticism and the Construction of Identity in Spanish America
  • Cultural Conflicts and Modernity in Spain, 1898-1939

Consult the undergraduate calendar for a complete list of current courses.

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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:

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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