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Spanish and Latin American Studies

Honours Spanish
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Continuation in this academic plan requires a cumulative minimum overall average of 60% and a cumulative minimum Spanish major average of 70%.

Eligibility for graduation in the Honours Spanish academic plan includes successful completion of the following requirements:

  1. Appropriate Program-level requirements. See Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements.
  2. Spanish Plan-level requirements:


  1. If any required courses are waived for students with advanced language skills, they must be replaced with SPAN electives.
  2. By agreement, students at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University can be expected to take courses in Spanish at either university. While most language courses are taught concurrently every year at both universities, most other courses are taught either at one university or the other, and a few courses may rotate from year to year.
  3. With the permission of the Department, students may spend the third year enrolled in an acceptable university in Spain or Latin America.

Arts and Business (Co-op and Regular)

Students may combine the Honours Spanish academic plan with Arts and Business. In addition to the Honours Spanish requirements, students must also complete the Arts and Business requirements.

Honours double majors

Honours Spanish may be taken in combination with most Arts majors in which an Honours major is offered or with many Honours majors in other faculties. For further information, see the Double majors section of Available Arts Academic Plans.

Intensive Spanish Specialization

In combination with the Honours Spanish plan-level requirements listed above, students interested in pursuing the Intensive Spanish Specialization will be required to fulfil the following requirements:


  1. The Intensive Spanish Specialization is only open to students majoring in the Honours Spanish academic plan.
  2. Students must achieve a cumulative major average of at least 75% in all Spanish courses counted towards their Honours Spanish major.
  3. Students who have completed courses towards this specialization but are not able to sustain the required 75% major average but are still eligible for Honours standing will normally be allowed to continue in the Honours Spanish major but without the specialization.


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