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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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.
Degree Types & Program Requirements
The Hispanic Studies program offers the following degree types and certificates:
- Specialized Honours BA/iBA
- Honours BA/iBA
- Bachelor of Arts
- Certificate in English-Spanish/Spanish-English Translation
- Certificate in Spanish for Business and Professional Communication
The Hispanic Studies program is also available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.
Certificate in English-Spanish/Spanish-English Translation
Fill the growing need for Spanish-English translators in Canada and around the world created by increasing migration and globalization. By studying in our uniquely multilingual, multicultural environment, you’ll get professional training in practical linguistic, cultural and translation skills that will support any career in translation.
Certificate in Spanish for Business and Professional Communication
Make your mark in the career of your choice. In this advanced certificate, you’ll get Spanish-language training in specific professional areas — such as commerce, finance, law, health care or social work — that’s in growing demand in the North American job market.
Other Program Details
Join the Glendon Spanish Club
Experience the cultures and lifestyles of the Hispanic world as you learn new skills and get peer support by joining the Glendon Spanish Club/Club de Español.
Meet Our Alumni
Our alumni are active in careers focused on Spanish language and Hispanic cultures, including teaching, communications, interpretation and translation. Find out how their experience at Glendon gave them an advantage in the job market.