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In Hispanic Studies, you’ll find a whole range of courses in language, literature, culture and linguistics. Language courses are designed to provide you with a basic level of fluency in spoken and written Spanish, while introductory literature courses include surveys of major trends and works in Spanish and Spanish-American literature. At the advanced level, you’ll study literature and civilization in both Spanish-American and Spanish cultures, as well as Hispanic linguistics.

Several Hispanic Studies courses offer the choice of French or English as a language of reference, making this program trilingual rather than bilingual. In our small classes, you’ll exceptional opportunities for learning and interaction with dynamic, engaged professors.

Add to your studies by participating in our cultural activities, such as film screenings, talks, lectures, conferences and discussions with native speakers, which will help you become familiar with the culture and lifestyle of Spanish-speaking people. There’s also the opportunity to take your studies on the road: Enrol in Community Narratives to learn in Costa Rica at York’s Eco Campus, or learn Advanced Spanish in Taxco, Mexico

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Courses


Throughout your degree, you’ll find a curriculum that offers an in-depth and balanced approach to Hispanic Studies. You’ll start with courses that help you develop knowledge of Spanish language, literatures and cultures, and gain a basic framework for critical reading and writing. Then you’ll move on to more specialized topics, such as Spanish-American literature, linguistics, culture and civilization.

All classes are taught in Spanish, except for language courses, which are mostly in Spanish but have English or French as a reference language.

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Course Catalogue

GL/SP 1000 6.00 Premiers pas en espagnol / First steps in Spanish

Calendar Description

Ce cours est une introduction à la langue et à la culture du monde hispanique à travers lequel les étudiants se familiarisent avec les bases de la grammaire espagnole et les moyens de communication. / This course introduces students to the language and culture of the Hispanic World. Students are trained in basic Spanish grammar and communication skills. Note: Aucune connaissance préliminaire de langue espagnole n'est requise / No previous knowledge of Spanish is assumed.
Cours incompatible / Course credit exclusion: AP/SP 1000 6.00.

Language of Instruction: French-English/Spanish

GL/SP 1000 6.00 First steps in Spanish

Calendar Description

This course introduces students to the language and culture of the Hispanic world. Students will be trained in basic grammar and communication skills.
Note: No previous knowledge of Spanish is assumed.
Course credit exclusion: AP/SP 1000 6.00.

Language of Instruction: English/Spanish

GL/SP 1605 6.00 Hispanic culture: art, literature and cinema

Cross-listed: GL/HUMA 1605 6.00

Calendar Description

This interdisciplinary course explores the continuity and tensions of Hispanic cultural productions across its history and geographies, from early productions of Phoenician and Roman civilizations to contemporary Chicano performance movements in the US, Latin American Cinema, and decolonial indigenous art.

Language of Instruction: English


GL/SP 2000 6.00 Intermediate Spanish / Espagnol intermédiaire

Calendar Description

This intermediate level language course provides an in-depth treatment of more complex aspects of Spanish grammar and enhances students' listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: GL/SP 1000 6.00 or permission of the department. Course credit exclusion: AP/SP 2000 6.00. /
Ce cours de langue de niveau intermédiaire propose une étude approfondie des aspects plus complexes de la grammaire espagnole et renforce la compétence auditive, la lecture et l'expression orale et écrite.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 2050 3.00 Spanish Conversation

Calendar Description

This course develops communication skills in Spanish through guided conversations on a variety of topics related to the contemporary Hispanic World, ranging from social and political issues to TV and pop culture, visual arts, films, music, fashion, food, and sports. Prerequisite: GL/SP 1000 6.00, or permission of the department.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 2100 6.00 Introduction to Spanish Literary Texts

Calendar Description

An introduction to literary texts written by Spanish and Latin American writers. Selected texts are analyzed for their literacy, linguistic and cultural content. This course also prepares students for analytical reading and writing of essays in the advanced-level courses. Prerequisite: GL/SP 1000 6.00. Prerequisite or permission of the Department. Corequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 3000 6.00 Advanced Spanish / Espagnol Avancé

Calendar Description

This course offers an overview of the intricacies of advanced Spanish grammar through extensive practice in reading, writing and conversation. Étude approfondie des complexités de la grammaire espagnole au niveau avancé à travers des exercices de lecture, d'écriture et de conversation. Prerequisite/Condition préalable : GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies. Course credit exclusions/Cours incompatibles : GL/SP 3100 6.00, GL/SP 3200 6.00, AP/SP 3000 6.00.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 3100 6.00 Advanced Spanish - Summer Abroad

Calendar Description

This summer course offers a comprehensive overview of the intricacies of advanced Spanish grammar, and a socio-cultural placement in one of our partner institutions in Mexico or Spain. Prerequisites: GL/SP 2000 6.00 and GL/SP 2100 6.00 or permission of the Department. Course credit exclusions: GL/SP 3000 6.00, GL/SP 3200 6.00, AP/SP 3000 6.00.

Language of Instruction : Spanish

GL/SP 3200 6.00 Spanish for Native Speakers

Calendar Description

This course is designed for those students who speak Spanish at home and therefore have some proficiency in speaking the language but who, at the same time, have not yet mastered all aspects of grammar and the written language. It prepares students for advanced courses in Hispanic Studies. Course credit exclusion: GL/SP 3000 6.00.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 3201 3.00 Spanish for Business I

Calendar Description

This course introduces students to the language and context of business Spanish. Students are exposed to a variety of authentic texts and commercial environments.
Prerequisite: GL/SP 3000 6.00, or GL/SP 3100 6.00, or GL/SP 3200 6.00, or AP/SP 3000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 3300 6.00 Spanish Literature and Civilization

Calendar Description

This course studies Spanish literature, civilization and other art forms with emphasis on historically different literary periods and streams. It prepares students for more advanced courses in the Hispanic Studies program. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 3400 6.00 Spanish-american Literature, Culture and Society, from the Pre-Colonial Period to the Present

Calendar Description

This course examines the development of literary genres in Spanish America within the context of historical, cultural and social circumstances. This course studies fundamental principles of several literary theories and their application to the analysis of representative literary texts. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 3545 3.00 An Introduction to Spanish/English Translation: Practice and Analysis

Calendar Description

This course offers an introduction to translation as a practice, as a form of writing, and as a strategy for analysis. Based on practical and theoretical perspectives, students learn basics and applications of tools, principles and methods of Spanish/English translation. Prerequisites: GL/SP 3000 6.00 or equivalent; permission of the department. Course credit exclusion: GL/SP 3245 3.00.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 3550 3.00 Comparative Stylistics for Spanish-English Translation

Calendar Description

This course provides students with the necessary elements for comparative stylistic analysis between Spanish and English. It is intended as a basis for specialized studies in Spanish-English translation. Prerequisite: GL/SP 3000 6.00 or equivalent; permission of the department.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 3600 3.00 Spanish Linguistics

Cross-listed: GL/LIN 3600 3.00

Calendar Description

This course examines the linguistic structures of the Spanish language: its sound system (phonetics and phonology), its word formation morphology), sentence structure (syntax) and varieties of Spanish (historical, social and regional). Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 3660 3.00 Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

Cross-listed: GL/LIN 3660 3.00

Calendar Description

This course studies Spanish language learning and teaching from theoretical and practical (experiential) points of view. It also examines principles and practices of teaching Spanish with a focus on recent interactive and communicative models of foreign language instruction. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 3925 3.00 Theories of Literature

Cross-listed: GL/HUMA 3925 3.00

Calendar Description

This course studies important paradigms and approaches to literature such as post-structuralism, hermeneutics, post-colonialism, gender, and bio-criticism. Literature is studied both as a cultural touchstone and as textual artifact. Throughout the course a variety of Spanish fictional and poetic works are analyzed in light of the theories studied.
Prerequisite: GL/SP 3300 6.00, or SP 3400 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4100 6.00 Individual Studies

Calendar Description

Students in the third- or fourth-year of their studies who are specializing in Hispanic Studies may do independent study under the direction of a faculty member from the department. To enrol in the course, students must submit to the Chair of the Department a detailed description of study and the evaluation criteria which have been previously approved by the faculty member who has agreed to supervise the course work. Prerequisites: GL/SP 3000 6.00, GL/SP 3300 6.00, GL/SP 3400 6.00 with a grade of C+ at least and 6 credits in Hispanic Studies at 4000 level or permission of the Department.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

Spanish for Business II

GL/SP 4201 3.00 Spanish for Business II

Calendar Description

This course provides students with a more in-depth foundation in business language, and introduces cross-cultural analysis that will help them function in today's Spanish-speaking business world. Students critically analyze authentic scenarios and gain an understanding of business cultural practices in Spain and Latin America.
Prerequisite: GL/SP 3000 6.00, or GL/SP 3100 6.00, or GL/SP 3200 6.00, or AP/SP 3000 6.00, or GL/SP 3201 3.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4310 3.00 The Generation of 98 and Modernism

Calendar Description

This course studies Spanish literature at the turn of the XX Century, focusing on its two important literary movements: the Generation of 98, and Modernism. Selected texts (prose, poetry, and drama) are discussed to place these two movements in their historical, cultural, and literacy contexts. Language of instruction: Spanish. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4320 3.00 The Contemporary Spanish Novel

Calendar Description

This course studies the Spanish novel, from after the Civil War until present day. Novels written by the most representative authors are analyzed while focusing on the main novelistic streams of the period. Language of instruction: Spanish. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4330 3.00 Images of Women in Spanish Golden Age

Calendar Description

Witches, saints, idealized, honoured, perverse and sinful women all appear in the drama, poetry, and art of the Spanish Golden Age. This course analyzes different images of women that surfaced in this era in order to understand their role in society. Language of instruction: Spanish. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4340 3.00 Spanish Novel & Art of Golden Age

Calendar Description

Knights, maidens, villains and prostitutes are just some of the characters that appear in the novel and art of the XVI and XVII Centuries. This course studies the models of heroes and anti-heroes within the historical-cultural context of the era. Language of instruction: Spanish. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4345 3.00 Spanish Women in Literature and the Arts

Calendar Description

This course focuses on the representations of the female body in contemporary Spanish literature, art and film. Works of female writers, painters, photographers and filmmakers will be examined to trace physical and symbolic representations of the body and to discuss how those texts challenge, dissolve and re-write the scripts of womanhood in Spain. Prerequisites: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4365 3.00 Spanish XIX and XX Century Lit & Arts

Calendar Description

This course analyzes the impact of the metropolis on the works of writers and artists in the XIX and XX Centuries. It examines the city as a real place where individual and/or collective experiences are created and the city as a metaphor where values and social structures converge.Language of instruction: Spanish. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4400 3.00 Latin American Novel of the XX Century

Calendar Description

This course studies major Latin American novels focusing on specific topics (i.e., gender, migration, ethnicity, colonialism, etc.), and using diverse approaches from the humanities but with emphasis on literary criticism. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4430 3.00 Colonial Spanish American Literature

Calendar Description

This course studies significant themes in Colonial Spanish American Literature. It analyzes texts and discourses within a literary/historical perspective and in dialogue with contemporary cultural theory; and provides students with an in-depth understanding of the foundation of Latin American identities.
Prerequisites: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4450 3.00 The Latin American Short Story - XIX and XX Centuries

Calendar Description

This course studies the dominant literary movements found in the Latin American short story of the XIX and XX Centuries. A selection of significant authors and short stories from various Latin American countries is examined within their cultural/political/historical context. Texts are analyzed from the perspective of literary criticism and theory.
Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4460 3.00 Latin American Women Writers of the XX Century

Calendar Description

This course studies a selection of significant Latin American short stories of the XX Century, written by women. Texts are analyzed within the context of important esthetic, political and social movements from the perspective of literary criticism and theory.
Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4470 3.00 Latin American Literature - XXI Century

Calendar Description

This course explores recent trends, themes and authors within their social/historical context with an emphasis on narrative. It strengthens students' skills in critical and conceptual thinking and examines theoretical and philosophical approaches to literary analysis. Theorists/Critics include Derrida, Foucault, Jameson, Lacan, Paz, Sontag.
Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4600 3.00 History of the Spanish Language

Cross-listed: GL/LIN 4600 3.00

Calendar Description

This course provides an outline of both the cultural and the formal linguistic history of the Spanish language in the Iberian Peninsula from its beginning to the present. Language of instruction: Spanish. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP4601 3.00 History of Spanish Language in America

Cross-listed: GL/LIN 4601 3.00

Calendar Description

This course studies the internal and external history of the Spanish Language on the American continent, from the conquest of America to the present. Language of instruction: Spanish. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4602 3.00 Latin American Spanish

Cross-listed: GL/LIN 4602 3.00

Calendar Description

This course introduces students to a broad linguistic panorama of the Spanish Language in Latin America. It serves to familiarize students with its current structure, variation and use. Prerequisite GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4603 3.00 Contrasting Spanish with English

Cross-listed: GL/LIN 4603 3.00

Calendar Description

This course offers insight into Spanish phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon as seen through the eyes of an English-speaking learner of Spanish. It proposes an in-depth study of Spanish linguistic structures and emphasizes its implications for language and translation. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4604 3.00 Contrasting Spanish with French

Cross-listed: GL/LIN 4604 3.00

Calendar Description

This course offers insights into Spanish phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon as seen through the eyes of a French-speaking learner of Spanish. It proposes an in-depth study of Spanish linguistic structures and emphasizes its implications for language teaching and translation. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4605 6.00 Spanish and/or Latin American Theatre

Cross-listed: GL/DRST 4605 6.00 ; GL/DRCA 4605 6.00

Calendar Description

This course is designed to study selected plays from Spain and/or Latin America in the context of aesthetic movements and socio-political events. Connections will be made between reading/performance and drama/theatre theory and its practice. In the second semester students will apply skills learned in the first semester by mounting a theatrical production. Prerequisites: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4606 6.00 Cinema in Spain and Latin America

Cross-listed: GL/DRST 4606 6.00 ; GL/DRCA 4606 6.00

Calendar Description

The course studies major accomplishments in Spanish film, from the cinema of Luis Buñuel to the main trends in contemporary Spain. The course also studies a selection of Latin American cinema, including classic and recent films from Mexico, Argentina and Cuba. Films with English subtitles. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: English/Spanish

GL/SP 4608 3.00 Narratives in/of Costa Rica

Cross-listed: GL/COMS 4608 3.00

Calendar Description

As part of the Las Nubes Summer Abroad Program in Costa Rica, this course centers on the nature and function of narratives as they relate to the construction of subjects, communities and nations. Students conduct narrative field work in Costa Rica. The course will be taught in English, but students majoring in Spanish will have to complete their assignments in Spanish to receive major credits.

Language of Instruction: English

GL/SP 4694 3.00 Spanish as a Global Language

Cross-listed: GL/LIN 4694 3.00

Calendar Description

This course explores the growing global presence of the Spanish language in its historical and current aspects. It also examines the whys and wherefores of the history, present-day status and future potential of Spanish as an international language of communication. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4700 3.00 Poetics/Politics of Hispanic Lit & Film

Calendar Description

This course examines literature and cinema in Spanish as political artifacts. Through selections of literary works and one film, students analyze how these forms of discourse relate to questions of power and resistance such as race, gender, class, the body, the subject, etc. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4701 3.00 Hispanic Community Narratives in the GTA

Calendar Description

This project-based course collects and explores community narratives of Hispanic and Latinx people in the GTA. Switching between in-class preparation/analysis sessions and community field work, it focuses on how participants construct themselves narratively and negotiate differences across languages and cultures. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00 or equivalent or permission of the department.

Language of Instruction: Spanish/English

GL/SP 4702 3.00 Childhood in Latin American/Spanish Literature

Calendar Description

Literature provides a discourse about youth and childhood that differs from dominant narratives - i.e. national, religious or scientific narratives. What is a child or a youth in literature? How do they differ from their social construction in real life? How do they challenge conventional subjectivities, values and norms? These are some of the questions this course tackles through the analysis of contemporary short stories and novels. Relevant theories, films and the history of childhood are considered.
Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4703 3.00 Latin American/Spanish Culture and Society

Calendar Description

Through the analysis of relevant films, literature and art works, this course studies different aspects of modern culture in Latin America and/or Spain. The course focuses on specific topics that may include family, gender, childhood, ethnicity, among others.
Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4704 3.00 Contemporary Graphic Novel

Calendar Description

This course is an introduction to Spanish and Latin American graphic novels produced in recent years. We approach the texts from a diversity of theoretical perspectives reflecting on contemporary issues such as gender, sexuality, class, violence, race, "high" and "low" culture. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4705 3.00 Flash Fiction in Spanish

Calendar Description

This course studies microrrelatos, re-writing, sudden, quick and nano fiction. It applies theoretical and critical analysis to a range of works from the Spanish speaking world. The course also covers strategies, techniques and writing skills that enable students to write original stories. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4706 6.00 Hispanic Geopoetics: A Field Trip to Geography, Identity, Literature and Art

Calendar Description

This project-based course introduces students to geocriticism. It explores the relationship between art, literature and geography in the Hispanic world and pursues its investigation through a fieldtrip to a place related to each year-specific project (i.e., Gaudi's Barcelona, Rulfo's countryside). Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 or equivalent or permission of the department.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4710 3.00 Ecocriticism in Spain & Latin America

Calendar Description

This course analyzes ecocritically literary, cinematic, visual, and performative texts of the Spanish-speaking world. It examines the ways in
which these texts interrogate socio-political and ecological paradigms such as anthropocentrism with an ethical commitment to sustainability
and environmental justice. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00, or equivalent, or permission of the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

GL/SP 4910 3.00 Methodology of SP-EN Translation 1

Cross-listed: GL/TRAN 4910 3.00

Calendar Description

This course provides intensive practice translating pragmatic texts from various domains. Conceptual and methodological tools from translation studies and applied linguistics are intended to teach students to analyze texts and plan and carry out a variety of translation projects. Prerequisites: GL/SP 3545 3.00; permission of the department.

Language of Instruction: English/Spanish

GL/SP 4915 3.00 Specialized Spanish-English Translation: Literary and Humanistic

Cross-listed: GL/TRAN 4915 3.00

Calendar Description

This course provides advanced practice and reflection on the translation of literary and humanistic texts. Notions of literacy and critical theory are applied to analyze and translate literary texts from various genres and diverse cultural contexts. Prerequisites: GL/SP 3545 3.00; permission of the department. Course credit exclusion: GL/SP 4615 3.00, GL/TRAN 4615 3.00.

Language of Instruction: English/Spanish

GL/SP 4920 3.00 Methodology of SP-EN/EN-SP Translation 2

Cross-listed: GL/TRAN 4920 3.00

Calendar Description

This course is geared toward the practice of translation within the conditions of current professional translation environments. The course covers revision, translation technologies and project management and is based on practices and trends in the translation industry. Prerequisites: GL/SP 3545, GL/SP 4910; permission of the department. Course credit exclusion: GL/SP/TRAN 4620 3.00.

Language of Instruction: English/Spanish

GL/SP 4345 3.00 (SP) Spanish Women in Literature and the Arts: Rethinking the Body
GL/SP 4470 3.00 (SP) Latin American Literature of the XXI Century
GL/SP 4694 3.00 (SP) Spanish as a Global Language
GL/SP 4700 3.00 (SP) The Poetics and Politics of Hispanic Literature and Film
GL/SP 4706 6.00 (SP) Hispanic Geopoetics: A filed trip to Territory, Identity, Literature

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Degree Types & Program Requirements

The Hispanic Studies program offers the following degree types and certificates:  

The Hispanic Studies program is also available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.

This program is also available as a Glendon BA, with flexible language requirements.

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