Course Sequence - Honours BA with Major in Spanish

Spanish is spoken by over 400 million people around the globe and 21 countries list it as an official language. The increasing global influence of Hispanic communities and the richness and importance of the Spanish language open up an array of career opportunities. Students in the Spanish program learn the language and study Hispanic cultures, cinema, literatures and linguistics. They gain a broader perspective on Hispanic America and Spain, and also learn about the importance of Spanish as an international language.

In addition, students can complement their formal studies with a wide range of social and cultural activities (films, lectures, conferences, Spanish Club, etc.), often held in partnership with various embassies and organizations in the National Capital region. They can also complete part of their studies abroad through exchange programs at universities located in Hispanic America or Spain.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

The Spanish program at the University of Ottawa leads to an honours bachelor’s degree, which requires the equivalent of four years of university studies and 120 credits (40 courses).

Bachelor’s degree

  • Honours BA with Major in Spanish

Minor

  • Minor in Spanish

Language of instruction

The language courses are taught in Spanish. Other courses are offered in either English or in French.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Mastering a foreign language is an important asset in the business sector and in the public service. These programs lead to careers in the diplomatic service, foreign affairs, tourism and teaching.

What can I do with my studies?

(www.sass.uottawa.ca/en)  is a tool that provides information on career opportunities for students with a background in Spanish studies.

HONOURS BA WITH MAJOR IN SPANISH - 120 CREDITS (4 YEARS) 

Notes


1 This course has variable topics.  Students may take this course twice
Students can complete part of their studies abroad through exchange programs at universities in Spain or in Spanish America. For details, please consult the Department.
Students whose linguistic level is superior to the levels indicated above have to take other ESP courses in consultation with the Department.

The linguistic level will be determined by the Online Placement Test, available at the Department’s website:  http://www.modernlanguages.uottawa.ca/placement/index.php
 

List A

ESP4933 Contrastive Grammar: Spanish and English

ESP4940 The Acquisition of Spanish

ESP4941 Spanish discourse and pragmatics

 

List B

ESP4901 Advanced Study of Spanish American Literature

ESP4902 Advanced Study of Spanish Literature

ESP4918 Great Hispanic Authors

ESP4928 Contemporary Hispanic Authors

3 credits = 1 course

  Total 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Total

120 credits 

(38 or 40 courses)

30 credits

(9 or 10 courses)

30 credits

(9 or 10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

Core courses

12 credits

(4 courses)

ENG1100  Workshop in Essay Writing

 

3 credits from:

PHI1101 Reasoning and Critical Thinking

PHI1301 Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments

 

3 credits from:

AHL1100 Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

ENG1120  Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction

ENG1121  Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry 

3 credits from:

AHL1100 Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

PHI1102 Moral reasoning

PHI1103 Fundamental Philosophical Questions

PHI1104 Great Philosophers

PHI1302 Philosophy : Themes and Texts

 

 

 

Spanish

42 credits

(14 courses)

ESP1991 Elementary Spanish I

ESP1992 Elementary Spanish II

ESP2911 Contemporary Spanish Culture 
 

ESP2912 Spanish American Culture

ESP2991 Intermediate Spanish I 

ESP2992 Intermediate Spanish II

ESP3991 Advanced Spanish I ESP3992 Advanced Spanish II

6 credits from:

ESP3934 Reading Hispanic Texts: Fiction and the Essay 

ESP3935 Reading Hispanic Texts: Theatre and the Poetry 

ESP3943 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

3 optional ESP credits at the 4000 level (list A)

3 optional ESP credits at the 4000 level (List B)

6 optional ESP credits
Minor or major

42 credits (14 courses)


 

30 credits (10 courses)

Mandatory major or minor added after first year.

Students must add a second program, either a 42-credit major or a 30-credit minor, selected from any of a number of disciplines offered at the Telfer School of Management or at the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Health Sciences or Social Sciences. The faculties of Science and Engineering also offer many majors and minors. However, these majors require 51 to 60 credits.

Note that secondary school prerequisite courses may be required for the second program.

Electives

24 or 36 credits 

(8 or 12 courses)

The number of elective courses varies according to the second program:
•    In the major option, students must take 24 electives (8 courses).
•    In the minor option, students must take 36 electives (12 classes).
 
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