Spanish and Latin American Cultures
Full listings of texts required in every course for the following academic year will be made available early in the Spring.
Counselling and Guidance
During registration and after, students are urged to consult the Academic Advisor and the other members of the Department on any matters concerning their individual programs.
Please refer to individual class descriptions for information concerning prerequisites.
Introductory and Intermediate Level Courses
Language: The language courses are a continuous series and must be taken in the normal sequence. Students with some prior knowledge of Spanish should have this assessed in order to be placed at their proper level. The first two years provide students with a solid working knowledge of Spanish. Students may change streams in consultation with the Department.
Civilization: Courses in Spanish and Spanish American civilization ( SPAN 2013 , SPAN 3014 , and SPAN 3015 ) are offered in English and are open to any student who has successfully completed at least 30 credit hours at university level.
Advanced Level Courses
Language: SPAN 3202 , SPAN 3203 , SPAN 3204 , SPAN 3205 , SPAN 4203 , and SPAN 4204 provide a greater degree of proficiency and specialization in writing, reading, translation and spoken fluency. Advanced level course classes are, for the most part, conducted in Spanish to help students achieve oral fluency.
Literature and Civilization: All literature and civilization courses deal with Spanish and Spanish American literature or civilization and are offered either annually or in alternate years. This should be taken into account when planning the junior and senior years.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
Students must have their programs approved by the Department.
Students in Minors must obtain a grade of C or higher in all required Spanish courses.
Students wishing to Minor in Spanish are required to successfully complete SPAN 1203 , SPAN 1204 , SPAN 2203 , and SPAN 2204 , plus four other Spanish courses (12ch) in language, literature, culture or civilization offered in the Department. Courses cross-listed must be taken as Spanish credits and include a writing component in Spanish.
Students in Majors must obtain a grade of C or higher in all required Spanish courses.
Honour student must obtain a grade of B- or higher in all required Spanish courses.
A. Single Honours
Students in Single Honours are requested to successfully complete SPAN 3023 amd SPAN 3204, plus ten other advanced Spanish courses, for a total of 36 advanced-level ch in Spanish.
B. Joint Honours
Students in Joint Honours are required to successfully complete SPAN 3203 and 3204, plus six other advanced Spanish courses, for a total of 24 advanced-level ch in Spanish.
Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish
Persons who are not majoring or honouring in Spanish and who would like to have official recognition of their competence in the language may apply for admission to this program, which is administered for the University by the Department of Culture and Language Studies on the Fredericton campus. The goal of the program is to enable students to acquire a functional command of Spanish, by upgrading, over a four-year period, the five basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading, writing, and translation and interpretation.
The program normally consists of 12 ch of Spanish courses at the Introductory and Intermediate levels, followed by 12 ch at the Advanced level. These will normally be SPAN 1203 or SPAN 1003, SPAN 1204 , SPAN 1304 or SPAN 1004 , SPAN 2203 , SPAN 2204 , SPAN 2303 , SPAN 3203 , SPAN 3204 , SPAN 3205 , SPAN 4203 , SPAN 4204 . In all of these courses the student is to attain a mark of B- or higher. A maximum of six credit hours may be transferred from another program upon consultation with the Department.
Students interested in being considered for the Certificate must seek the approval of the Department of Culture and Language Studies.
Full-Time student may take these courses as part of their undergraduate program. Persons not working towards a degree may enroll for the courses as part-time students.
The Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish will be awarded by the University through the Registrar's Office. The student's transcript will bear a separate entry, showing that the Certificate has been awarded.
A brochure containing further details is obtainable from the Department of Culture and Language Studies on the Fredericton campus and the Division of Humanities and Languages on the Saint John campus.
Study Abroad in Spain and Latin America
The Department actively encourages interested students to participate in one of several Study Abroad Programs made available to them at UNB-Fredericton. A student who attends language or literature courses at a university in a Spanish-speaking country will be awarded up to 12 credit hours upon departmental recommendation. Students majoring or honouring in Spanish normally spend at least one academic semester at a university in a Spanish-speaking country, preferably in their third or fourth year of studies. For further information please consult the undergraduate advisor for Spanish.
UNB currently has international exchange agreements with institutions in the following Spanish-speaking countries: Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Spain and Uruguay. For a description of the student abroad programs (summer term and full year) consult the Departmental website or the UNB International office. Please note that applications must be made to the UNB International office in early fall of the year prior to departure.