Spanish Courses

Courses in Spanish (designated SPAN) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward

  • the general education requirement in the arts and humanities
  • an AA in General Studies with foreign language area studies curriculum
  • a certificate in foreign language area studies
  • electives

If you have prior experience in the Spanish language—through study or living abroad, informal learning from friends or family, or high school or other coursework that did not transfer to UMUC, you should take a placement exam before enrolling. You should also take the placement test if you have oral proficiency in Spanish and wish instruction in written Spanish.

For further information, you should refer to Foreign Languages.

Elementary Spanish I (3 Credits, SPAN 111)

(Not open to native speakers of Spanish; assumes no prior knowledge of Spanish. Students with prior experience with the Spanish language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to the Spanish language. The objective is to listen to, speak, read, and write elementary Spanish in concrete, real-life situations and in culturally appropriate ways. The diverse language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world is explored. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 101 or SPAN 111.

Elementary Spanish II (3 Credits, SPAN 112)

(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.) Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or appropriate score on a placement test. A continued introduction to the Spanish language. The goal is to listen to, speak, read, and write Spanish in concrete, real-life situations and in culturally appropriate ways. The diverse language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world is explored. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 102 or SPAN 112.

Intermediate Spanish I (3 Credits, SPAN 211)

Prerequisite: SPAN 112 or appropriate score on a placement test. An intermediate-level study of the Spanish language. The aim is to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish and apply them in a variety of real-life situations and social contexts in culturally appropriate ways. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 114, SPAN 201, or SPAN 211.

Intermediate Spanish II (3 Credits, SPAN 212)

Prerequisite: SPAN 211 or appropriate score on a placement test. Further intermediate-level study of the Spanish language. The objective is to listen to, speak, read, and write Spanish and interact effectively with native speakers in a variety of personal and professional settings in culturally appropriate ways. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 115, SPAN 202, or SPAN 212.