Undergraduate Courses

Our objectives and learning outcomes for our language courses are according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) as a user of Spanish. Global scale - Table 1 (CEFR 3.3): Common Reference levels

For SPANISH course descriptions and prerequisites refer to the UVic Academic Calendar.

Fall 2023 Courses.pdf
Spring 2024 Courses.pdf

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September 6 - December 4, 2023

Courses
Instructors
SPAN 100A: Beginners' Spanish I
A01 - A06
Chrissie Forster
Rosa Stewart

Alicia Ulysses
SPAN 249: Intensive Intermediate Spanish Silvia Colás Cardona
SPAN 250A: Intermediate Spanish I
A01 - A02

Pablo Restrepo Gautier 
SPAN 305A: 'Latin American Cities: Buenos Aires, Havana, Mexico City' (in English) Explore the literature, arts, and cinema of three iconic urban centres. (Online)       Dan Russek 
SPAN 307: Latin American Culture Through Music (in English)
Discover the rich cultural diversity and uniqueness of this region through music, art, film and literature. (Online)
Chrissie Forster
SPAN 349: Intensive Upper Intermediate Spanish Chrissie Forster
   
 

January 8 - April 8, 2024

Courses Instructors

SPAN 100A: Beginners' Spanish I
A01-A04

Alicia Ulysses
Marina Bettaglio
 
SPAN 100B: Beginners' Spanish II
A01-A03
Alicia Ulysses
Dan Russek
 
SPAN 185: Latin America Through Contemporary Film (in English)  (Online)
The course objective is to offer a panoramic vision of contemporary Hispanic cinema. Because the “Hispanic World” is geographically vast and culturally diverse, the limitations of time require that a selection of material be made. You will be introduced to a variety of cinematic genres (eg. Historical Drama, Comedy, Horror, Social Realism and Documentary) representing four main regions of filmmaking: Spain, North and Central America, The Caribbean, and South America.
Chrissie Forster

 
SPAN 250B: Intermediate Spanish II
A01-A02
Gabriela McBee
Pablo Restrepo Gautier
 
SPAN 304: Indigenous Latin America, Eco & Social Justice (in English)

Latin America and the Caribbean are home to over 50 million people who belong to more than 600 Indigenous groups. In this course we will learn about a few of them, centering our attention on the wealth of knowledge and the vibrancy of their diverse cultures, some endangered while others strongly resurging everywhere in the region. The ancestral wisdom and teachings brought forward offer ideas and solutions that we all can learn from as they are relevant to many shared global concerns.

Gabriela McBee  
SPAN 305A: 'Soccer, Society and Culture in the Hispanic World' (in English)  (Online)
Examine the presence of soccer, or futbol, in Spain and Latin America since the beginning of the 20th century to our days, highlighting its profound impact in culture, politics, economics, and media. It will also cover soccer in literature, art, and film. It features some of the most iconic players who have played the sport (Pelé, Maradona, Messi), soccer as business, and the rise of women's soccer in Latin America, among others topics. The goal (pun intended!) is to gain a better understanding of Hispanic culture and society through the examination of the most popular sport in the region.
Dan Russek   
SPAN 391: Hispanic Literature II
Learn about Spain through its literature. For over 10 centuries women and men have imagined Spain  in theatre, prose, poetry. As you learn about Spain and its people, you will polish your oral and written Spanish in a variety of individual, whole-class and group activities.
Pablo Restrepo Gautier  
SPAN 449:Intensive Advanced Spanish Silvia Colás Cardona  
SPAN 484A: Latin American Women's Writing

Analysis of literary and graphic texts by contemporary Latin American creators, from microrelatos, to novels, plays, and movies. Issues of gender, violence, social justice, and social reproduction will be discussed.

Marina Bettaglio  
SPAN 484E: Revolutions and Dictators in 20C Latin America (in English) Matthew Koch  

September  - December  2024
Preliminary - subject to change

Courses
Instructors
SPAN 100A: Beginners' Spanish I
Chrissie Forster
Gabriela McBee
Pablo Restrepo Gautier
Dan Russek
Alicia Ulysses
SPAN 149: Intensive Spanish Alicia Ulysses
SPAN 250A: Intermediate Spanish I Pablo Restrepo Gautier
Silvia Colás Cardona
SPAN 304: Indigenous Latin America, Eco & Social Justice (in English) Gabriela McBee
SPAN 309: Latin American Cities (in English) (Online) Dan Russek 
SPAN 307: Latin American Culture Through Music (in English)
Discover the rich cultural diversity and uniqueness of this region through music, art, film and literature. (Online)
Chrissie Forster
SPAN 349: Intensive Upper Intermediate Spanish Chrissie Forster
SPAN 408A: Topic: Graphic Narratives:Memory, Politics, Social (in)Justice (in English) Marina Bettaglio