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Spanish Courses

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

(Information about Course Numbering System)

Spanish 1000      Introductory Spanish
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: A beginner's course in speaking, understanding and writing the Spanish language clearly and correctly in a wide range of frequently-occurring social contexts. The course includes the phonetic system, essential grammar and a comprehensive initial vocabulary. Communication is in Spanish.
Offering: 3-2; 3-2
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Spanish 2001      Intermediate Spanish
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): OAC Spanish or Spanish 1000 with a minimum mark of 60%
Description: A comprehensive review of the Spanish language. The essential grammatical structures presented in first year are reviewed and expanded, and vocabulary is increased through the study and discussion of selected reading passages and authentic socio-cultural materials from a number of different Spanish-speaking countries today. Communication is in Spanish.
Offering: 3-2; 3-2
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Spanish 2531      Latin American Civilization I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 2001 with a minimum mark of 60% when given in Spanish (no prerequisite when given in English)
Description: An introduction to the principal features of Latin American civilization. Beginning with a description of the achievements of pre-Colombian civilizations and the effect upon them of the Spanish conquest, the course considers the new societies emerging from a fusion of races and cultures in terms of their art, architecture, literature and thought up to the 19th century and independence from Spain. Topics include: Aztecs, Mayas, Incas, discovery and conquest, the "Black Legend" and the struggle for justice, the Spanish colonial empire and independence. The course may be given in either Spanish or English.
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Spanish 3001      Advanced Spanish
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 2001 with a minimum mark of 60%
Description: Advanced study of the Spanish language, spoken and written, with emphasis on grammatical precision, oral competence and aural comprehension. Selected literary readings and audio-visual materials will develop an appreciation for the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. Communication is in Spanish.
Offering: 3-2; 3-2
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Spanish 3509      Seminar
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department
Description: The topic of this seminar will vary from year to year and will be given by staff members with a particular interest in an area where a yearly course offering is not possible.
SpecialTopic: Y
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