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.


Programs

We offer three degree options.

Minor

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.

Major

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.

Honours

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:

Dr. Lauren Beck
lbeck@mta.ca 


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.


Courses

The following courses will be offered during the 2020-21 academic year.

Fall 2020

SPAN 1101 (4 Sections) — Introduction to Spanish I
SPAN 2101 — Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 3101 — Advanced Spanish I
SPAN 3321 — Spanish-American Theatre
SPAN 3991 — Hispanic Film and Human Rights

Winter 2021

SPAN 1111 (2 Sections) — Introduction to Spanish II
SPAN 1811 — Latin America in its Own Voice
SPAN 2111 — Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 3111 — Advanced Spanish II
SPAN 3241 — Gender in Spanish Literature and Culture


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!