INFORMATION FOR ADVISORS AND STUDENTS
1. The language GER in Spanish should be fulfilled by the end of year #1 (SPAN 200-level course or proof of equivalent proficiency). SPAN classes cannot be taken S/U. Students who cannot schedule Spanish classes for the language requirement during the regular academic year should consider the summer intensive option.
2. All students who intend to take Spanish must complete the online placement exam before registering.
3. Course prerequisites are either the minimum required score on the placement exam or the previous course level (for instance, SPAN 200-level prereq for a SPAN 300-level class).
4. Prospective majors should start taking SPAN courses immediately and without gaps (see roadmap below). This is most important for double majors. Interruptions jeopardize language skills.
5. Off-campus study is not required but is strongly recommended. The fall term of year #3 is a strategic choice for most students. Off-campus study is a must for prospective majors starting in SPAN 101 or SPAN 102 if they want to complete requirements in time.
6. *Off-campus credit transfers at specific course levels cannot be guaranteed in advance. If students underperform on the off-campus institution’s entrance exam, they may not be able to access the advanced courses that count for the major/minor.
7. Students should seek advice from the SPAN department (Prof. Rosa Tapia, firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as they consider enrolling in SPAN 202 or SPAN 300+, or if they are considering off-campus study in a Spanish-speaking location.
SEE ROADMAP FROM PLACEMENT TO SPANISH MAJOR
SPAN MAJOR/MINOR CHECKLISTS
FREQUENTLY USED ACADEMIC FORMS