Spanish Course Placement Guidelines
|Spanish 401-402||Spanish 403||Spanish 503||Spanish 504||Spanish 631*|
|Elementary Spanish||Intensive Review of Spanish||Intermediate Spanish (I)||Intermediate Spanish (II)||Advanced Spanish Conv./Comp.|
|Intro. to basic language skills||Remedial course for students with limited language skills.||Development of lang. skills, intro. to cultural materials from Spain and Latin America||Continued development of language skills, cultural materials from the Hispanic world, expanded||In-depth study of more complex lang. skills and patterns (incl. grammar, conversation, composition) and cultural material|
|Less than 2 years of HS study of Spanish||2 years of high school Spanish or significant elapse of time since previous study||3-4 years high school Spanish or Spanish 402 or 403 with C or better||4-5 years high school Spanish, or AP score “3” or Spanish 503 with C or better||5+ years of language study, or AP Spanish score “4” or Spanish 504 with C or better|
|Placement test not req’d||Placement Test score 296-330*||Placement test score 331-390||Placement test score 391-439||Placement test score 440-above**|
|You must complete both 401 and 402 to satisfy the BA foreign language requirement; does not satisfy some honor society reqmts.||Does not count toward major/minor, gen. ed. 5, nor for some honor society reqmts. Does not fulfill the BA foreign lang. requirement||Counts toward minor, gen.ed. 5, BA foreign language, & some honor society requirements||Counts toward minor, gen.ed. 5, BA foreign language, & some honor society requirements||Counts toward major, minor, BA foreign language, & some honor society requirements.|
|No credit will be given for this course if student has previously studied 2 or more years of Spanish||Family language heritage, residence in a Spanish-speaking country, or study of another foreign language may be an additional factor in placing into higher Spanish classes.|
* If you score below 296, consider retaking test &/or speaking with a language advisor. If the years of previous study and the placement test result offer contradictory advice about placement, students may consult a language advisor. However, no student with 4 or more years of previous study should be placed below Spanoish 503. Students who qualify for Spanish 504 or 631 based on their placement score and grades in previous study are to be congratulated and are encouraged to consider majoring or minoring in Spanish.
**Students with extensive background in Spanish, or an AP test score “5”, &/or placement scores above 500 may be placed into Span 632 (Advanced Conversation and Composition II). Students who score higher than a 550 on the placement exam should consult with a language advisor in order to be placed into a course appropriate to their ability level.