The classes SPAN 201, SPAN 202, or SPAN 203 fulfill the language competency requirement for graduation.
SPAN 201 is for second-language students of Spanish and SPAN 203 is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish.
NEW AND TRANSFER STUDENTS:
- STEP 1: Take the online placement. (You can do this as soon as you are admitted to LU.)
- STEP 2. Register ASAP for the class that is indicated by the placement test.
1st YEAR: RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE
A) If you place into SPAN 101:
Fall: SPAN 101 (only offered in fall)
Winter: SPAN 102 (only offered in fall and winter)
Spring: SPAN 201
If you place into SPAN 102:
Fall: SPAN 102
Winter: SPAN 201 or SPAN 203 (heritage)
Spring: SPAN 202
If you place into SPAN 201
Fall: SPAN 201
Winter: SPAN 202
Spring: SPAN 300-level
If you place into SPAN 202:
Fall: SPAN 202
Winter: SPAN 300-level
Spring: SPAN 300/400-level
If you place into ADVANCED OR if you have an AP score of 4+ or IB (HL) 6+:
Fall: SPAN 300-level
Winter: SPAN 300/400-level
Spring: SPAN 400-level (or 500-level with instructor approval)
If you are a heritage speaker of Spanish and you place into SPAN 102, 201, or 202
Email Assistant Professor of Spanish Míriam Rodríguez Guerra at email@example.com.
1) Do I have to take the placement exam?
- YES, if you don't have credit from AP/IB exams or approved transfer credit
- 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 is it a good idea to complete the language requirement during my first year?
3) Spanish is spoken at home, but I don't speak it often and I don't know what class I should take. Who can help me?
Contact Assistant Professor of Spanish Míriam Rodríguez Guerra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4) I already speak Spanish. Why should I take a Spanish class at Lawrence?
Lawrence offers advanced classes in Spanish, Latin American, and Latinx culture, linguistics, literature, art, and film, most of them taught in Spanish by faculty from Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Chile, and the U.S. Many native and heritage speakers of Spanish take these classes because they find them interesting, they can polish their writing and communication skills in Spanish, and they find a community of peers who share their interests and experience. Contact Assistant Professor of Spanish Míriam Rodríguez Guerra at email@example.com to discuss the best fit for you.
Email the Chair of Spanish