Curriculum and Courses

Students and professor in class

The Spanish language curriculum offers seven semesters of language instruction over four years—a total of approximately 240 contact hours. As our courses have been designed to develop students’ language skills progressively, students are required to take them in sequence:

  • Elementary Spanish I (SPAN1015)
  • Elementary Spanish II (SPAN1016)
  • Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN1115)
  • Intermediate Spanish II (SPAN1116)
  • Conversation, Composition and Reading I (CCR1) (SPAN2215)
  • Conversation, Composition and Reading II (CCR2) (SPAN2216)*
  • Advanced Spanish (SPAN3392)*

* Conversation, Composition and Reading II (SPAN2216) and Advanced Spanish (SPAN3392) are approved language courses for the major and minor in Hispanic Studies. See Language courses for the major and minor.

Elementary Spanish I (SPAN1015), Elementary Spanish II (SPAN1016), Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN1115) and Intermediate Spanish II (SPAN1116) are offered in both the fall and the spring semesters.

CCR1 (SPAN2215), CCR2 (SPAN2216), and Advanced Spanish (SPAN3392) are offered in both the fall and the spring semesters.

In addition to these courses, we offer practica in Elementary (Elementary Spanish Practicum I SPAN1017 and Elementary Spanish Practicum II SPAN1018), Intermediate (Intermediate Spanish Practicum I SPAN1117 and Intermediate Spanish Practicum II SPAN1118), Conversation, Composition and Reading II (CCR II Practicum SPAN2210), and Advanced Spanish (Advanced Spanish Practicum SPAN3390). These intensive, one-hour supplementary courses give students of Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced levels the extra practice they need to hone their Spanish skills.