The Spanish programme offers language acquisition papers, Spanish translation, Spanish and Latin American culture and literature, and Spanish for business and tourism papers. Papers beyond SPNSH131 are generally taught in Spanish.

Spanish is available as a specialisation within the International Languages and Cultures major. Details of the requirements for the Spanish language specialisation can be found under International Languages and Cultures.

Spanish may also be taken as a minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

The point of entry into the Spanish language papers depends on previous experience. Those with no previous experience of Spanish, take SPNSH131 followed by SPNSH231 in the 3subsequent year. Students with 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Spanish or equivalent, will gain direct entry into SPNSH232. Students with excellent results at Level 2 in NCEA Spanish or equivalent, may, at the discretion of the Convenor of Spanish, begin with SPNSH232. Native speakers of Spanish may not enrol in SPNSH131, SPNSH231, SPNSH232, SPNSH331 or SPNSH332. Students whose heritage language is Spanish and who wish to enrol in a Spanish language acquisition paper should contact a lecturer in the subject to determine the appropriate level. Please consult with the Programme Convenor for general advice on entry point into Spanish language acquisition papers.


Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.

Enrolment into postgraduate level 500 Spanish papers will be suspended from 2022 onwards.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Spanish papers

100 Level 200 Level 300 Level 900 Level
Code and paper title Points
SPNSH131 Spanish for Beginners right arrow

Learn the basics of written and spoken Spanish including greetings, family, city life and daily routines. No previous knowledge of Spanish is needed.

15 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
INTLC200 Spanish & Latin American Business Culture: Intercultural Competence 1 right arrow

This paper analyses cultural traits from Spain and Latin America and examines how these attributes may impact on business and tourism industries.

15 24A (Hamilton)
SPNSH231 Intermediate Spanish 1 right arrow

Extend your previous knowledge of Spanish to express past and future situations. Topics will include shopping, local places of interest, and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
SPNSH232 Intermediate Spanish 2 right arrow

Students will extend their language skills, and cover toipcs such as travelling, eating out and wellbeing.

15 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
INTLC301 Research Methods in International Languages and Cultures right arrow

After workshops covering intercultural contexts in research, bibliography, literature reviews, ethics, data collection and editing, students will...

15 No occurrences
INTLC312 Visual Cultures of Spain and Latin America right arrow

This paper, conducted in English, offers both a historical and contemporary approach to regional and national identity construction in Spain and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC380 Study Abroad 1 right arrow

This paper will enable students to undertake appropriate individual study abroad programmes as part of their undergraduate degree. Each study...

15 24G (Block) & 24I (Block) & 24X (Block)
SPNSH331 Advanced Spanish 1 right arrow

This paper is designed to enhance proficiency in Spanish at an advanced level. It will focus on contemporary cultural issues, and historical themes...

15 24A (Hamilton)
SPNSH332 Advanced Spanish 2 right arrow

This paper focuses on advanced Spanish language learning and is a continuation of Advanced Spanish 1.

15 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
SPNSH900 Spanish PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 19 May 2024 01:00am