Spanish
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Basic Spanish Program

The Basic Spanish Program consists of the introductory (SPAN 110 or SPAN 115) and intermediate (SPAN 210) Spanish courses, which focus on the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students also gain a knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish speaking world.

The department follows the same guidelines and syllabi for all courses. In terms of placement, here is a list of the most relevant information for our students.

  • Students who have never studied Spanish or have had less than 2 years of Spanish in high school and have not learned Spanish outside of the classroom (e.g, by speaking Spanish at home, by living in a Spanish-speaking country), should take SPAN 110.
  • Students who have taken 2 years or more of Spanish in high school and have not learned Spanish outside of the classroom (e.g, by speaking Spanish at home, by living in a Spanish-speaking country), should take the placement test or SPAN 115.
  • Students who have learned Spanish outside of the classroom (e.g, by speaking Spanish at home, by living in a Spanish-speaking country), should take the placement test.

The department also offers online courses at the basic and intermediate level.

For information about the Basic Spanish Program, contact Professor Alexia Vikis. If you want to study Spanish beyond the basic and intermediate level, please consult with our Spanish Advisor, Professor Colleen Sweet.

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