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Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

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Placement

Students who have not studied Spanish in high school should seek permission to enroll in SPAN 104. For permission to enroll in this course, a student must showa high school transcript to the advising specialist in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Students who have had limited study of Spanish (1 to 3 years in high school or 1 semester of Spanish at another institution of higher learning, equivalent to SPAN 104) and are not placed in the intermediate level should enroll in SPAN 111. Only students who complete SPAN 104 at KU are eligible to enroll in SPAN 108.

Students with 2 to 4 years of high school Spanish can be placed in the intermediate level (SPAN 212, SPAN 216, SPAN 220, or SPAN 324) by taking the placement examination and consulting the advising specialist.

Students registered with Disability Resources should contact them for placement advising.


Retroactive Credit

Students with no prior college or university Spanish course credit are eligible for retroactive credit according to this formula:

  • 3 hours of retroactive credit are awarded to a student who enrolls initially at KU in a third-level Spanish course (SPAN 212) and receives a grade of C or higher.
  • 6 hours of retroactive credit are awarded to a student who enrolls initially at KU in a fourth-level Spanish course (SPAN 216) and receives a grade of C or higher.
  • 9 hours of retroactive credit are awarded to a student who enrolls initially at KU in a 3-credit-hour Spanish course with a fourth-level course as a prerequisite and receives a grade of C or higher.

 

Students interested in retroactive credit should consult the department before enrolling.

Students entering KU with previous study of Portuguese should take the Portuguese placement examination administered by the department.

 

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