The Department of Spanish's curriculum is organized in three tiers:
- Language courses: Our language courses give students ample opportunity for practice, encouraging the development of communicative proficiency and cultural competency.
SPAN 001 Elementary Spanish (every fall)
SPAN 002 Elementary Spanish (every spring)
SPAN 002B Spanish for Advanced Beginners (every fall)
SPAN 003 Intermediate Spanish (every semester)
SPAN 004 Advanced Spanish (every semester)
SPAN 008 Spanish Conversation and Composition [Writing Course] (every semester)
- Introductory courses: Our writing courses enable students to move toward writing proficiency in Spanish and provide a panoramic view of the literary and cultural histories of the Hispanic world.
SPAN 012 Imágenes y contextos hispánicos (every spring)
SPAN 022 Introducción a la literatura española [Writing Course] (every spring)
SPAN 023 Introducción a la literatura latinoamericana [Writing Course] (every fall)
- Advanced courses and seminars explore specific trends and topics pertaining to the literatures and cultures of Spain, Mexico and Central America, South America, and the Hispanic Caribbean as well as those of Latino/a communities in the United States. Additionally, courses taught in English allow a wide range of students to explore this rich literary and cultural heritage.
Courses numbered 40 to 89 belong to the same level of complexity, requiring the same level of preparation. The numbering does not imply a sequence.
Students must have taken SPAN 022 or 023 before they can take an advanced literature or film course in Spanish unless they receive special permission from the instructor.