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 + [class in potential major/minor] + [another GER]
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 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 didn't take an AP or IB higher level exam in Spanish.
  • NO, if you have a score of 4+ in AP Spanish (Language or literature) or 6+ in IB (HL). In this case, just submit your AP/IB score to the Registrar and register for a SPAN 300-level class in the fall.

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 spanish@lawrence.edu

MAJORS AND MINORS

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?

NOT ALWAYS. 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 spanish@lawrence.edu