Foreign
        Languages and Literature

Spanish Language Program Placement Policy

The following is intended to facilitate your placement in the correct course.

General Policies

All four courses corresponding to the first two years ( SPAN 111, 112, 211, and 212) must be taken in sequential order; you may not enroll in more than one of these courses during the same semester.

If you plan to take upper-division Spanish courses or to minor/major in Spanish or to minor in Spanish Translation, you should consult with an undergraduate Spanish program advisor before enrolling in 300-level courses or above.

1. Placement based on AP Spanish Language or Spanish Literature scores or SAT II scores in Spanish.

An AP score of 4 or 5, or an SAT II score above 700 satisfies the College of Liberal Arts Foreign Language requirement. You are encouraged to continue language studies and to consider declaring a minor/major in Spanish. You may enroll in 300-level courses after consultation with an undergraduate Spanish program advisor.
An AP score of 3, or an SAT II score between 600-699 places you in a fourth-semester course (SPAN 212), which, when completed, satisfies the College of Liberal Arts Foreign Language requirement and which, if you declare a minor in Spanish, counts toward it.

2. Placement for students with no prior knowledge of Spanish

Register in SPAN 111.

3. Placement for students with prior knowledge of Spanish

Students who have studied Spanish before coming to UNR and want to continue must take the online placement exam. You may take the placement test from any computer online at https://www.perpetualworks.com/secure/register/student/ for $10. Before you take the test, be sure to click on "About this Test". You are responsible for understanding the rules and regulations of this test. At the end of the test, you will be given a score with the suggested course that you should enroll in. Your test scores will also be accessed by Admissions and Records. You will be expected to enroll in the course of your tested level.

REGISTER in
SPAN 111 if

1. you have never taken      Spanish language         courses;

          or
 
2. you did not pass          Spanish 111;

          or

3.  you obtained              between 0-178 on      the BYU Placement      Exam.


REGISTER in
SPAN 112 if

1.  you successfully passed     SPAN 111;

             or

 
2.
you obtained between     179-319 on the BYU      Spanish Placement           Exam


REGISTER in
SPAN 211
if

1. you successfully          passed SPAN 112;

          or

2.
you obtained between     320-346 on the BYU     Spanish Placement         Exam


REGISTER in
SPAN 212
if

1.  you successfully          passed SPAN 211;

           or


2.
you obtained over          347 on the BYU             Spanish Placement         Exam

4. Placement for native and heritage speakers.

If you are a heritage speaker who attended High School in the United States you may not enroll in SPAN 111, 112, 211, or 212, but must enroll instead in SPAN 226 (in the Fall) and SPAN 227 (in the Spring). Completion of SPAN 227 satisfies the College of Liberal Arts Foreign Language requirement and, if you declare a minor in Spanish, counts toward it. If you have doubts, please consult with the undergraduate Spanish program advisor.
 
If you are an advanced native speaker who attended High School or college in a Spanish-speaking country, you may enroll in 300-level courses or above, after consulting with an undergraduate Spanish program advisor.

Alternate Courses For SPAN 111 and SPAN 112


Through the Department of Foreign Languages, students can register for the hybrid versions of SPAN 111 and SPAN 112. The student will meet face-to-face two times a week and complete all other work online. Contact Dr. Isabelli for more information.

Through Online & Independent Learning at UNR, students can register for Open Enrollment Online SPAN 111 and SPAN 112. The student can enroll anytime and have one year to complete one course. No classroom attendance is required since all work is found and completed online via WebCampus. Visit www.istudy.unr.edu or call 784-4652 or 1-800-233-8928.

Alternate Courses For SPAN 211 and SPAN 212


Through Independent Learning at UNR, students can register for Reading Spanish I (Spanish C205) & II (Spanish C209) and satisfy the College of Liberal Arts foreign language requirement.  In addition Spanish C205 is equivalent to Spanish 211 and Spanish C209 is equivalent to Spanish 212.  HOWEVER, if you are planning on becoming a Spanish major or minor, these courses are NOT an option for you.  In addition, both of these courses are 2 credits (and not 3).

The student can enroll anytime by calling 784-4652 or 1-800-233-8928 and no classroom attendance is required since all work is completed at home and sent via mail to the instructor of the course.
 
Students in doubt about how these policies apply to them should consult a Spanish program advisor.