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2015-2016 Catalog

Spanish Course Level Information

Heritage Speakers (Spanish 215):

Students with a personal or historical connection to the language but limited formal study may take SPAN 215 to demonstrate advanced-level proficiency. They should also work closely with their Spanish adviser to address specific academic needs not met in the classroom. Those who have already had formal schooling in Spanish prior to starting college are encouraged to begin at the 300 or 400 level.

Language Courses (Spanish 100s and 200s):

Students with two or more years of high school Spanish should submit their AP, IB, or SAT II score to the Registrar or take the placement test administered by the Department. First-year students should take the online placement test prior to registration. Continuing students should make an appointment with the Foreign Languages & Literatures Department Head to take the exam prior to registration. Students with two or more years of high school Spanish are not eligible to take SPAN 101. Students with four or more years of high school Spanish are not eligible to take SPAN 102 or SPAN 103.

Literature, Culture, and Civilization Courses (Spanish 300s):

The general prerequisite is SPAN 211, equivalent proficiency, or permission of the instructor.

Seminars (Spanish 400s):

The general prerequisite is one course at the 300 level.