NEW STUDENTS

RECOMMENDED  SCHEDULE FOR FIRST-YEAR

A) If you place into SPAN 101:

FallFRST 100 + SPAN 101 +  [class in potential major/minor] 
Winter: FRST 101 +  SPAN 102  + [class in potential major/minor]
Spring: SPAN 201 + [class in potential major/minor] + [another GER (e.g. lab)]

If you place into SPAN 102:

Fall: FRST 100 + SPAN 102 + [class in potential major/minor] 
Winter: FRST 101 +  SPAN 201 + [class in potential major/minor]
Spring: SPAN 202 + [class in potential major/minor] + [another GER (e.g. lab)]

If you place into SPAN 201:

Fall: FRST 100 + SPAN 201 +  [class in potential major/minor]
Winter: FRST 101 + SPAN 202* + [class in potential major/minor]
Spring: SPAN 300-level course + [class in potential major/minor] + [another GER (e.g. lab)]

If you place into SPAN 202:

Fall: FRST 100 + SPAN 202 +  [class in potential major/minor]
Winter: FRST 101 + SPAN 300-level course + [class in potential major/minor]
Spring: SPAN 300/400-level course + [class in potential major/minor] + [another GER (e.g. lab)]

If you place into ADVANCED Spanish courses:

Fall: FRST 100 + SPAN 300-level course +  [class in potential major/minor]
Winter: FRST 101 + SPAN 300/400-level course + [class in potential major/minor]
Spring: SPAN 300/400-level course + [class in potential major/minor] + [another GER (e.g. lab)]

FAQs

1) Do I have to take the placement exam?

  • YES, if you don't have Spanish credit from AP/IB exams or coursework at another college
  • NO, if you have prior Spanish credit from one of these two sources:
    • a score of 4+ in AP Spanish (Language or literature) or 6+ in IB (HL)
    • approved transfer coursework at the SPAN 201 level or above

Click here for the placement exam.

2) Why should I complete the language GER during my first year?

  • Age is an important factor in language acquisition.
  • You can study abroad and complete a minor, if you are interested. Proficiency in Spanish and international experience are important for many career paths today. Read more ...

OTHER QUESTIONS?

Email the Chair of Spanish

MAJOR AND MINOR

FORMS

FAQs

1) Can I complete a major or minor if I have not taken Spanish before (or only 1-2 years)? 

YES. You can complete the major if you start taking Spanish during your first fall term at Lawrence and study abroad in the fall of your third year. A minor is always doable for first- and second-year students with or without studying abroad. 

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

Off-campus study is not required, although many students take advantage of this opportunity. You can find information about off-campus programs here.

Other questions?

Email the Chair of Spanish