All courses taken abroad must be pre-approved to apply to a Spanish major or minor. More information on this process can be found in our guide “Applying Study Abroad Courses to a Spanish Major or Minor”. If you are hoping to pre-approve a course for major or minor credit, the guide below indicates the requirements that the course abroad must meet to be considered for approval as equivalent to the given course in the major/minor program at DU.
SPAN 2100 SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION: The course should be a “Conversation and Composition” class, or at least a “Composition” class for students who have taken four semesters or six quarters of Spanish. This course may be taken abroad at the same time as a culture course comparable to SPAN 2300 or SPAN 2350. An advanced conversation class cannot count as SPAN 2100 - there must be a significant focus on composition.
SPAN 2300 IBERIAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION: This course is an overview of major trends in Spanish culture, history, the arts and politics for students who have taken at least four-five semesters of Spanish. A course that focuses on the cultural history of just one region of Spain, or one that focuses on a limited time period of history will not be approved. The class should be as interdisciplinary as possible (history, politics, art, literature, architecture, music, etc.). The prerequisite here at DU for this class is Span 2100 “Composition and Conversation” and it may be taken at the same time as this course.
SPAN 2350 LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND SOCIETIES: This course is an overview of major trends in the culture, history, that arts and politics of several Latin America countries for students who have taken at least five semesters of Spanish. A course that focuses on the cultural history of just one country will not be approved. The class should be as interdisciplinary as possible (history, politics, art, literature, architecture, music, etc.) The prerequisite here at DU for this class is Span 2100 “Composition and Conversation.”
SPANISH 3000 LEVEL CLASSES: Only advanced-level classes may count as 3000-level classes. As a general guide, students should select courses that focus on literature, film studies, or linguistics, and are designed for students who have completed at least six semesters of Spanish. Consult the list of courses offered in the Spanish program in order to select courses that may be comparable and that can count toward the Spanish major or minor. Note that at DU SPAN 2350 or its equivalent is a prerequisite for courses at the 3000-level on Latin America and that Span 2300 or its equivalent is a prerequisite for courses at the 3000-level on Spain.