Spring 2021

Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-201


Fiona Dixon (Section 02)
Sarah M. Piazza (Section 01)


SPAN 201 is the third of a four-semester sequence in the Spanish Language Program designed for students who a) have successfully completed SPAN102, b) who have placed into the course via the Spanish Department placement exam, or c) who have scored 4 on the AP Spanish Language exam or 3 in the AP Spanish Literature Exam.  The course develops students’ ability to narrate across various time frames, follow the main plot of narratives (including longer texts and feature-length films), and exchange basic descriptions, comparisons, and interpretations about authentic materials from the Spanish-speaking world.  By the end of the semester, students can expect to have reached the Intermediate High level of the ACTFL scale, and be ready to proceed to SPAN 202. In the fall, the course consists of three 50-minute sessions with the lecturer and one 50-minute session with the language assistant. In the spring, the course consists of two 80-minute sessions per week with the lecturer and one 50-minute session with the language assistant. Limited to 16 students per section. This course may not be counted toward the Spanish Major. The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

In the fall, both sections will be taught online. Students will access the course remotely through Zoom video conferencing and will also be provided with asynchronous materials and activities to facilitate learning. The required course text uses an online platform for content and cultural materials, practice exercises, and interactive projects. In addition, the course will use authentic readings, films available on Moodle, podcasts, and an online conversation partner program to engage students. 

Requisite: SPAN 102 or Spanish Placement Exam. Fall and spring semesters. Lecturer Piazza, Visiting Lecturer Dixon and Assistants.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to pre-registered students.


Attention to Speaking, Languages Other Than English, Online Only


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022, Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Spring 2024