DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE
Madeline Sutherland-Meier, Chair
BAT 112, B3700, 471-4936; Fax 471-8073
All students who took any high school Spanish course after the 1994-1995 academic year and have no college credit in Spanish must take the University of Wisconsin College-Level Placement Test in Spanish (the placement test) to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. No students who completed their second year of high school Spanish after 1995 will be allowed to enroll in SPN 506 without presenting the University of Wisconsin College-Level Placement Test in Spanish test scores. The starting course for these students is SPN 508K, unless otherwise indicated by their test scores. Based on placement test scores, students will enter either sequence (a) SPN 508K, 312K, and 312L; or sequence (b) SPN 506, 507, 312K, and 312L. A schedule of administration dates for the University of Wisconsin College-Level Placement Test may be obtained from the Measurement and Evaluation Center, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032, or from BAT 110. Note: Any or all parts of the language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, may be satisfied by the University of Wisconsin College-Level Placement Test in Spanish.
For students who enter with no high school units in Spanish or for students who have no knowledge of Spanish, the normal language sequence is SPN 506, 507, 312K, and 312L. In the language sequences, SPN 506 is the introductory course. SPN 508K is designed for students who have not taken SPN 506 at the University of Texas at Austin (and who have transfer credit for the equivalent of SPN 506) and for students who have had two or more years of high school units in Spanish within the last three years. SPN 508K begins with an intensive accelerated review of the fundamentals normally covered in SPN 506 at the University of Texas at Austin and gradually proceeds so that by the end of the course the level attained will be equivalent to SPN 507. SPN 507 is restricted to students who have credit for SPN 506, taken at the University of Texas at Austin, with a grade of at least C. Because SPN 508K is not offered during the summer, students needing to enroll in it must wait until the fall or spring semester.
SPN 506, 507, 508K, 312K, and 312L will have evening final examinations at times to be announced on the first day of classes. The final examinations will be held during the regular final examination period, but not necessarily according to the index printed in this Course Schedule.
SPN 604, 612, POR 604, and 612 are intensive courses. They are intended primarily for language majors who wish to add a second language, for students with exceptional language ability and scholarship, for students interested in Latin American studies, and for graduate students who wish to attain oral proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese. Students must have written consent from either the coordinator of lower-division Spanish, BAT 110, or the Undergraduate Coordinator for Portuguese, BAT 110, to register for these intensive courses. POR 508 is a first-year intensive course for Spanish speakers and students who have credit for SPN 312L with a grade of at least B, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. It is the equivalent of POR 604 and 406/407. POR 516 is a second-year intensive course for Spanish speakers and students who have credit for POR 508 with a grade for at least B, or written consent of instructor. It is the equivalent of POR 612 and 312K/312L.
In Portuguese the language sequence is POR 406, 407, 312K, and 312L for students who have no knowledge of Portuguese. A student entering with some knowledge of Portuguese, however acquired, must take the placement examination administered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese to establish proper placement. Further information on the placement examination in Portuguese may be obtained from the Undergraduate Coordinator for Portuguese, BAT 110.
Courses designated PRC (Portuguese civilization) are conducted in English and may not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. PRC courses may be counted for either a major or a minor in Portuguese. Check with the undergraduate adviser, BAT 112, to see which of these courses may be counted toward fulfillment of the Area D requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I.
All upper-division POR courses are conducted primarily in Portuguese unless otherwise noted. All upper-division SPN courses, with the exception of SPN 349, are conducted primarily in Spanish unless otherwise noted. SPN 349 may not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement. SPN 349 may be counted toward a major in Spanish only on recommendation of the chairman of the department and approval of the dean.
No student may register for a graduate course in Spanish or Portuguese without consent of the graduate adviser, BAT 103.
Portuguese - POR - undergraduate courses
Portuguese - POR - graduate courses
Spanish - SPN - undergraduate courses
Spanish - SPN - graduate courses
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