Only basic-level language courses are listed here; see the schedule for other courses.
(For those who have already studied Spanish, check placement information here.)
101 Elementary Spanish I
An introduction to speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Spanish. Requires practice sessions and work through the Language Resource Center.
102 Elementary Spanish II
Development of further skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Spanish through a review of grammar and readings in the literature and culture of Spain and/or Latin America. Requires practice sessions and work through the Language Resource Center.
103 Intensive Elementary Spanish (Not offered Fall 2007)
Intensive introductory course equivalent to Spanish 101 and 102. Meets six class hours per week plus meetings (drills) with an assistant teacher. Completes two semesters of Spanish in one semester and counts as two courses.
201 Intermediate Spanish
Extensive reading and discussion in Spanish of texts of moderate difficulty in the culture and literature of Spain and Latin America; grammar study; extensive conversation practice. A combination among conversation sessions, work through the Language Resource Center, and service learning is required.
260 Conversation and Composition
Training and practice to develop fluency, accuracy, and expressiveness in oral and written communication. Strongly recommended for students planning to study abroad. The department recommends that this course be taken before 270. Prerequisite: Spanish 201 or placement.
270 Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Culture
Reading and discussion of works by Spanish and Latin American writers. Introduction to cultural, historical, and textual analysis of Hispanic literature and culture. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 or equivalent.
Distribution: Numerous Spanish courses numbered 241 or higher (but not all such courses) count toward the distribution requirement in literature. See the catalogue for details.