Hispanic Studies program | Mount Allison

Learning Spanish and about Hispanic culture and literature will open doors that you never knew existed.

It will change the way you think about the world around you. As one of the most-spoken languages in the world, Spanish can also serve you in the workplace, while on vacation, or in your career as a student.


We offer three degree options.


If you’ve already selected a major, consider a minor in Spanish. Many students specializing in international relations, history, commerce, sociology, and even biology pursue a minor in Spanish because knowledge of the language helps them pursue career paths in international contexts or in the developing world.


A major in Spanish truly embraces the language, cultural, and literary contexts of the Hispanic world, drawing from the rich cultures of Latin America as well as Spain. Our courses entice students to travel or study abroad and offer authentic encounters with the Hispanic world through art, film and most importantly, literature.


An honours in Spanish via the interdisciplinary modern languages, literatures, and cultures degree, with an emphasis on Spanish. Combined with the study of two other languages, this degree option allows you to gain intimate knowledge of three languages while focusing on the culture and literature of the Spanish-speaking world.

Program advisor

For more information, contact the program advisor:

Juan Carlos Martinez

Spanish Placement Test

If you have studied Spanish before coming to Mount Allison and have not yet done so, please log into Moodle and complete the Spanish Placement Test.


The following courses will be offered during the 2022-23 academic year. For full course listings and course descriptions, visit the Academic Calendar.

Fall 2022

SPAN 1101 Introductory Spanish
SPAN 1821 Spain: A Mosaic of Cultures
SPAN 2101 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 3101 Advanced Spanish I
SPAN 3311 The Spanish-American novel

Winter 2023

SPAN 1111 Introductory Spanish II
SPAN 2111 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 2991 Special Topics
SPAN 3111 Advanced Spanish II
SPAN 3321 Spanish-American theatre

Get involved!

The Spanish section and its students are involved in an array of cultural activities that celebrate and explore the cultures of the Hispanic world, including:

  • El Club de Español (a student-led initiative — get involved this year, sign up!)
  • Spanish Film Festival (winter semester)
  • “Una puerta al mundo… en español” CHMA Radio series (interviews conducted by students)

Each year we recruit students to work as monitors to help animate the course content and provide an opportunity for oral and aural practice.

Approach your Spanish professor if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity!