Below you will find descriptions for courses offered in this field of study. You will find a general overview of the topics covered and any prerequisite course or grade requirements, credit value and exclusions.

The first digit of the course indicates the general level. Those in the 1000 series are introductory degree level. Courses at the 2000, 3000, 4000 series are typically available to students in the second, third, and fourth year. Courses numbered at the 5000 level or above are graduate level. Courses listed at the 0100 or 0200 series are technology level courses. Courses below the 0100 level are generally non credit courses.

Some courses are listed as exclusionary to one another. This means that students may not obtain credit for both courses as designated. 

Not all courses are offered each year. Please consult the current timetable for this year’s offering. For further information please contact the department, or visit the department's website.

Course Descriptions

Courses Offered on Campus


If you have taken two or more years of Spanish in High School or have studied it previously in another institution, you need to take the Spanish Placement Test (SPT).

The Spanish Placement Test is a one and a half hour standardized multiple-choice test that is designed to assess your current level in Spanish and place you in the course better suited to your needs. Students who wish to register for a language course before taking this test may do so, but care should be taken in choosing it. Please read the course descriptions below carefully and try not to underestimate your knowledge.

This test is administered online. Please contact our Academic Advisor ( to register for the test. Scores from this test are normally available within a day, and are considered valid for up to a year from the date it was taken.

Students who are taking or have taken any language course at Dalhousie do NOT need to take this test.

Not all courses are offered every year. Please consult the current timetable.