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Placement Information

World Languages and Cultures

Enrolling in the Right Course

This table provides you with suggested courses based on your language background. If you have any additional questions concerning what course you should take, please contact a Spanish instructor for more information. Native and heritage speakers of Spanish should also consult the department about appropriate placement.

1. IF IT HAS BEEN LESS THAN TWO YEARS SINCE YOU HAVE TAKEN A HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH CLASS OR YOU HAVE NEVER TAKEN A CLASS:

TAKE THIS...
IF YOU'VE...

Span 1101: Beginning Spanish I

never before studied Spanish, or taken one year of a Spanish language course in high school

Span 1102: Beginning Spanish II

taken two years of recent high school Spanish language courses

Span 1201: Intermediate Spanish I

taken three years of recent high school Spanish language courses

Span 1202: Intermediate Spanish II

taken 4 years of recent high school Spanish language courses

Span 2301: Advanced Spanish

taken 5 years of recent high school Spanish language courses

2. IF IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN TWO YEARS SINCE YOU HAVE TAKEN A HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH CLASS:

TAKE THIS...
IF YOU'VE...

Span 1101: Beginning Spanish I

taken one or two years of Spanish in high school

Span 1102: Beginning Spanish II

taken two or three years of Spanish is high school

Span 1201: Intermediate Spanish I

taken three or four years of high school Spanish

3. If it has been five or more years since you have taken Spanish in high school, enroll in SPAN 1101 (Beginning Spanish I), unless you feel that you remember enough to take a higher level.

4. If you have taken a Spanish course for college credit, whether in high school, at a community college or another university, you should take the next higher course from the level you previously studied.

Culture/Literature

Students normally follow Span 2301 with upper division 3xxx and 4xxx literature and culture courses.

You are always welcome to talk with Spanish professors about course placement, majoring or minoring in Spanish programs, study abroad and internship options, among other topics. Their offices are easy to find on the 4th floor of the Humanities building. Stop by anytime!