FOR ALL STUDENTS  

TAKE THE PLACEMENT EXAM 

All new students must complete the online placement exam before registering for SPAN courses. 

THERE IS NO S/U IN SPANISH. COMPLETE THE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT ASAP.

SPAN 101, 102, 200 and 201 classes can never be taken S/U. For this reason, you are advised to take the language competency requirement in Spanish during your first year, as there is no advantage in waiting. It may be wise to take Spanish early and postpone other S/U-eligible GER's until your second year.

CHECK COURSE PREREQUISITES

Course prerequisites for Spanish are (a) the required placement or (b) the previous course level.

FULL SCHEDULE? TAKE SUMMER SPANISH

Students who cannot take Spanish during the regular academic year should consider the summer intensive option (18 units). This option is not included in your yearly tuition. Registration in person at the Registrar's office; requires a $500 deposit.

QUESTIONS?

Contact prof. Rosa Tapia (tapiar@lawrence.edu). 

FOR PROSPECTIVE SPANISH MAJORS AND MINORS

START RIGHT AWAY

Prospective majors should start taking SPAN courses immediately and without gaps (see roadmap below). 

STUDY ABROAD

Off-campus study is not required but it is strongly recommended . Fall of junior year works best for most students.

QUESTIONS?

Contact prof. Rosa Tapia (rosa.tapia@lawrence.edu). 

USEFUL TOOLS

FREQUENTLY USED FORMS AND LINKS 

Spanish major and minor

FAQs

Can I start a Spanish major or minor now?

Yes, if you are a first or second-year student, but you should talk to the chair of Spanish immediately (Rosa Tapia, rosa.tapia@lawrence.edu). 

Can I complete a Spanish major or minor if I don't know any Spanish, or if I have taken only 1-2 years of Spanish in high school? 

You can complete the major if you start taking Spanish during your first term at Lawrence, continue taking Spanish every term after that, and complete a semester of study abroad. A minor is doable for first and second-year students with or without study abroad. Click here to see a roadmap to the SPAN major.

What are the current requirements for the Spanish major and minor?

Click here to see a checklist of requirements for the Spanish major.

Click here to see a checklist of requirements for the Spanish minor

How do I declare a Spanish major or minor?

Download and fill out the major declaration form here.

How do I add a Spanish advisor?

Download and fill out the add/change advisor form here.

Do I have to study abroad to complete a Spanish major or minor?

No, it's not required, although many students take advantage of this opportunity. You can find information about off-campus programs here.

I have other questions. Who can I talk to?

Email professor Rosa Tapia at rosa.tapia@lawrence.edu

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