Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

Spanish (Lang/Lit)
Department of Languages & Literatures

As the fourth most spoken language 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 minors in Spanish and Business Spanish. In addition, students have the option to pursue a certificate in Business Spanish issued by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid, for which the Department is the sole representative. Spanish could also be part of the Honours BA in Languages as language I or II or as part of the Mediterranean Studies program. 

Honours BA and Minors:

Department of Languages & Literatures

Full-Time Faculty - Wilfrid Laurier University Full-Time Faculty - University of Waterloo Participating Faculty
  • Maria del Carmen Sillato, PhD
  • Antonio Fama, PhD
  • Mariela A. Gutierrez, PhD
  • Monica Leoni, PhD

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 Introduction to Spanish 1.0
SP101 Introduction to Spanish I 0.5
SP102 Introduction to Spanish II 0.5
SP200 Study Abroad 0.5
SP201 Intermediate Spanish I 0.5
SP202 Intermediate Spanish II 0.5
SP217 Latin American Civilization I 0.5
SP218 Latin American Civilization II 0.5
SP220 Topics in Spanish Culture 0.5
SP222 Modern Spanish Literature 0.5
SP223 Early Spanish Literature 0.5
SP227 Introduction to Latin American Poetry and Drama 0.5
SP228 Introduction to Latin American Prose 0.5
SP261 Spanish for Communication and Business I 0.5
SP262 Spanish for Communication and Business II 0.5
SP271 Spanish for Communication and Translation I 0.5
SP272 Spanish for Communication and Translation II 0.5
SP322 The Generation of '98: Fiction 0.5
SP324 A Journey Through Multicultural Spain 0.5
SP325 Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture 0.5
SP326 The Spanish Golden Age: Drama 0.5
SP327 Cervantes and His Time 0.5
SP328 Contemporary Hispanic Theatre [1] 0.5
SP333 Modern Latin American Poetry 0.5
SP334 Modern Latin American Prose 0.5
SP335 Aesthetic Practices of Spanish and Latin American Filmmakers 0.5
SP351 Advanced Composition and Conversation I 0.5
SP352 Advanced Composition and Conversation II 0.5
SP365 Spanish Identity through Literature 0.5
SP366 The Latin American Short Story 0.5
SP387 Latin American Women Writers 0.5
SP388 Contemporary Latin American Theatre 0.5
SP390 Introduction to Spanish Business Translation 0.5
SP400 Latin American Testimonial Literature 0.5
SP405 Gender and Social Representations in 19th-Century Spain [2] 0.5
SP410 Visual Culture in the Contemporary Hispanic World [3] 0.5
SP430 Literary Women in Early Modern Hispanic Culture 0.5
SP438 Special Topics 0.5
SP445 History of the Spanish Language 0.5
SP446 Love in Medieval Spanish Literature 0.5
SP450 Theory and Practice of Translation 0.5
SP451 Stylistics and Professional Writing 0.5
SP461 Hispanic Linguistics 0.5
SP465 Literature and Journalism in the Hispanic World 0.5
SP466 Subversive Narratives in the Hispanic World [4] 0.5
SP467 Directed Studies 0.5
SP490 Advanced Translation 0.5
SP497 The Novel in Latin America 0.5
SP498 Literary Adaptation in Hispanic Cinema Credit 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: SP328 Course description, title and prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2010.

  2. Senate Revision January 19, 2010: SP405 Title, number and description revised; effective September 1, 2010.

  3. Senate Revision April 12, 2010: SP410 New course; effective September 1, 2010.

  4. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: SP466 Course description, title and prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2010.