Lower Division Courses

"Placement Test" for Spanish 1A, 1B, 2A and/or 2B:

Although the catalog has listed the requirement, there are no "placement Tests" for Spanish 1A, 1B, 2A, and 2B. The Department has not followed this procedure for some years, yet, unfortunately had it never removed from the catalog. Proper steps have been taken to remove the prerequisite.

"Credit Allowances" are listed for Foreign Language classes. It is based on the student's experience in the language and most from the studies in high school. You may find those allowances here.

Credit by Examination: To "test out" of a course, you must be enrolled in the course for the same semester. There is two application procedure (1) the department request and (2) the university's Application for Credit by Examination". The same Department Credit Allowances pertain for students requesting to test out. Please note: Credit may not be awarded for a lower-division course if the student has received credit (credit or letter grade) for an uper-division course in that same foreign language. For example: if a student has received a letter grade for Spanish 119 (upper division course), the student cannot challenge Spanish 4A (lower division course).

The department application is available at the department office (Peters Business Bldg, Room 393). This form will required a copy of your unofficial transcript for the Chair's review and decision.

SPANISH LOWER DIVISION COURSES

SPAN 1A. Elementary Spanish (4)
Placement test required prior to enrollment. Beginning course in conversational and written Spanish. Emphasis on reading, writing, listening, speaking, and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples. (CAN SPAN 2)

SPAN 1B. Elementary Spanish (4)
Placement test required prior to enrollment. Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. SPAN 1A or permission of instructor recommended. Second semester course in conversational and written Spanish. G.E. Breadth C2. (CAN SPAN 4)

SPAN 2A. Spanish for Communication (3)
Placement test required prior to enrollment. Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Second year course that emphasizes speaking and reading skills. G.E. Breadth C2. (CAN SPAN 8)

SPAN 2B. Spanish for Communication (3)
Placement test required prior to enrollment. Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Open to students with four years of high school Spanish. G.E. Breadth C2. (CAN SPAN 10)

SPAN 3. Reading and Writing (3)
Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. SPAN 2A or 2B recommended. Opportunity to increase reading and writing skills in preparation for upper-division coursework in Spanish. G.E. Breadth C2.

SPAN 4A. Spanish for the Bilingual Student (3)
Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. For the native speaker of Spanish who has intensive life experience using the Spanish language. Grammar is stressed, but speaking, reading, and writing skills are also further developed. G.E. Breadth C2.

SPAN 4B. Spanish for the Bilingual Student (3)
Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. SPAN 3 or permission of instructor recommended. For students from a bilingual background who have previous formal study of Spanish. Emphasis on productive language skills, grammar, advanced reading comprehension, and culture using peninsular and Latin American texts. G.E. Breadth C2.

SPAN 5. Spanish for Conversation (3)
Recommended: SPAN 2A or 2B. Emphasis on spoken Spanish; development of oral fluency through class discussion, conversation games, and vocabulary exercises.

SPAN 8T. Fundamental Skills in Spanish (1-2; max total 4 if no topic repeated)
Instruction in fundamental problems in writing and word usage, such as accentuation, spelling, and vocabulary. Intended primarily for students who need more work in specific areas of writing and speaking. CR/NC grading only.

SPAN 10. Spanish in Context (3 or 6; max total 6)
Recommended: two years of high school Spanish, SPAN 1B or permission of instructor. Intended for those who are enrolled in our summer study abroad program. Emphasizes speaking, reading, and cultural interaction with members of the community. (Summer only)