Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Do you know that Spanish is spoken by more than 400 million people in over twenty-one countries?
Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world. Both globally and locally, fluency in Spanish is a valuable asset in any career. University graduates with a knowledge of Spanish and the Spanish-speaking world are in demand not only in the international business community, diplomatic circles, international agencies, and non-governmental organizations such as the World Bank, the World Health Organization and the United Nations, but also throughout Canada and the United States. Spanish is a common home language in urban Canada and is the de facto second language of the United States. Spanish is useful in careers from social services and medical fields, to media and the arts: any fields that engage with the public.
The Spanish program introduces you to the language and literature of Spain and the Spanish-American world. Spanish represents many cultures and countries. The rich cultural heritage and ethnic diversity of the language is discovered through literature and linguistics, and you can develop a strong command of the language itself through intensive training in listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
- Our professors are experts in their respective fields, dynamic and responsive teachers who look forward to sharing their perspectives on the Spanish-speaking world.
- Our courses explore a range of topics from the development of the Spanish language to an examination of Renaissance and Baroque literature when Spain's prolific playwrights rivaled Shakespeare; from the literature of the Spanish Civil War to the vast, innovative work of Latin America's writers.
- Our program offers opportunities for experiential education and co-curricular activities, including opportunities to edit and publish creative work in Spanish and experience working with professors to conduct primary research. You will benefit from our respected Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean on the economic development, political and social organization, and cultural contributions of the region.
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