Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. It is the official language for more than 400 million people and is spoken in Spain, Central and South America, Mexico, the United States, the Philippines and some parts of Africa. Within the Pacific Rim context, Spanish is expected to become a major language of communication in coming years.
Spanish-speaking countries account for an increasing proportion of world trade and are becoming important target markets for New Zealand exporters. The New Zealand government has also indicated a strong interest in developing cultural links with South America.
- Diploma in Language (DipLang)
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons))
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts)
- Master of Arts (MA)
See the full list of Spanish (SPAN) papers.
Diploma in Language (DipLang) endorsed in Spanish
Students admitted directly to papers at 200- or 300-level must replace their prerequisites with other papers in the subject concerned.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Spanish
SPAN 131 Introductory Spanish 1
SPAN 132 Introductory Spanish 2
GLBL 101 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
SPAN 231 Intermediate Spanish 1
SPAN 232 Intermediate Spanish 2
SPAN 331 Advanced Spanish 1
SPAN 332 Advanced Spanish 2
Note: Students with previous knowledge of Spanish will be placed in SPAN language papers appropriate to their level. Students placed in 200- or 300-level language papers will still have to pass approved papers worth 180 points in order to major in Spanish.
180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.
Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Spanish
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Spanish
The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Spanish is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).
Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish
Note: Students who have not completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA(Hons)) in Spanish or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Spanish must complete the required papers for the BA(Hons) in Spanish prior to undertaking the thesis.
Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish - coursework option
SPAN 441 Advanced Topics in Spanish and two other approved 400-level papers.
Minor Subject Requirements
Spanish as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree
Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree
Five SPAN papers, at least three of which must be above 100-level, including at least one at 300-level.