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Hispanic and Italian Studies ( Masters )

We offer a Master of Arts program with two streams: (1) Hispanic Studies or (2) Hispanic and Italian Studies. The Hispanic Studies stream reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the department, which comprises studies in Peninsular Spanish and Latin American Studies. The Hispanic and Italian Studies stream reflects the above, but also includes the Italian component of the department, particularly in the area of Medieval to Renaissance Italian Literature, which strongly influenced Peninsular Spanish Literature both of the Middle Ages and the Golden Age. Research and teaching strengths include the Italian Middle Ages, the Spanish Middle Ages, the Spanish Golden Age, Colonial and 19th Century Latin American Literature, and 20th Century Latin American Literature to the present.


Prerequisite Minimum standing
BA B+ overall average or A- minimum average in final year

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September February 15 February 15


Program advisers

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Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Chair Beatriz de Alba-Koch 250-721-7413 CLE B441
General Office and Secretary Donna Fleming 250-721-7413 CLE B441
FAX 250-721-6608

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

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  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
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