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Lower Division Spanish Program

Students completing the Lower Division Spanish Program (LDSP) sequence will be able to: communicate effectively in Spanish; understand the cultures of the Hispanic world; connect the study of foreign language with their other university studies and their world beyond the university; make informed comparisons of language and culture as a whole;  and participate in a larger community of Spanish speakers.

**Please see this page for current LDSP syllabi.**

Students who wish to demonstrate proficiency in Spanish in order to meet the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), College of Journalism and Communications (JM) or BA in Fine Arts (FA) degree requirements must do one of the following:

Which Course Should You Take?

If you have any prior study or knowledge of Spanish you should visit our Placement page, which will help to determine the best course for you.

Also, keep in mind:

  • If you are a heritage speaker of Spanish (i.e., your parents or grandparents speak Spanish in your home, you have grown up hearing and maybe speaking some Spanish, etc.), there is a special track of courses designed to meet your specific needs. You must consult with Prof. Victor Jordán-Orozco ( prior to enrolling in any Spanish courses.
  • Students who have taken Spanish exams via Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) should consult the Placement page to determine whether they have received credit for a Spanish course and which course to take next.


Other Information and Resources

**Please see this page for current LDSP syllabi.**