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Faculty Advisors of Spanish:


On April 16, 2014, Chilean poet Raúl Zurita visited Professor Adrian Kane’s Spanish 404 class for a poetry reading and discussion with students. Zurita has received the Chilean National Prize for Literature, a scholarship from the Guggenheim Foundation, and he has held poetry readings at numerous American universities including Harvard, Yale, Stanford and University of California-Berkeley.

Adjunct Instructors:

  • Juanjo Carmona
  • Letty Fenner
  • Ángeles Gómez
  • Kim Harris
  • Marino Perea

  • Amanda Martarano
  • Tiffany Hippe
  • Bryana Madison-Gardunia
  • Sandra Marcotte
  • Gemma Morawski
  • Rodolfo Prado
  • Janie Kiser

Why Study Spanish:

Course Offerings:

Majors Offered:

Degree Requirements

  1. To begin the program for the B. A. in Spanish, the student must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish equivalent to the completion of elementary courses (SPANISH 101, 102 or SPANISH 108 or SPANISH 111, 112, 113, 114) and intermediate Spanish (SPANISH 201, 202, or SPANISH 201, 203) for a total of 16 credit hours. Proficiency must be demonstrated by course work or placement/challenge procedures.
  2. The program must be developed in consultation with a major advisor in Spanish.
  3. The candidate must demonstrate advanced levels of language proficiency by means of an oral proficiency interview administered as part of the senior seminar.
  4. Secondary Education majors should also consult with the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies catalog listing for current education requirements.

Minors offered:

Certificates Offered:

Elementary Spanish Certificate 
Course Number and TitleCredits
SPANISH 101 Elementary Spanish I
or SPANISH 111-112 Elementary Spanish Online 101A and 101B
SPANISH 102 Elementary Spanish II4

Intermediate Spanish Certificate 
Course Number and TitleCredits
SPANISH 101 Elementary Spanish I
or SPANISH 111-112 Elementary Spanish Online 101A and 101B
SPANISH 102 Elementary Spanish II4
SPANISH 201 Intermediate Spanish I4
SPANISH 202 or 203 Intermediate Spanish II4

Placement Exam Information

In order to be placed in the correct Spanish class, students must take the Spanish placement exam.  The exam fee is $11.25, payable in the Academic and Career Services Building, Room 115, prior to taking the test.  Bring the fee receipt and photo ID to the test, held in the Academic and Career Services Building (ACS115).  Please call or email Testing Services at least four hours in advance to schedule an exam. For more information, contact Testing Services at 426-2762.  Scoring is immediate.  Call to verify current hours at 208-426-2762.

Credit for Prior Learning

Once a student enrolls in and successfully completes any language course beyond the 101-level with a grade of C or higher, he or she may petition to receive credit for all courses that are prerequisites to the course that the student has successfully completed. See the detailed explanation of Challenge Exams and Credit for Prior Learning.

World Languages Resource Center

Located next to the department offices in the Library, Room L-144, students studying a world language have access to state-of-the art Students learn how to use mobile devices during "iNoche"equipment in the World Languages Resource Center. Whether taking a study break in between classes or completing a research project, the Center is dedicated to providing tools and services to language students. A computer lab provides access to authentic resources such as online journals and newspapers from around the world, specialized software and recording tools. The Center also hosts a collection of more than 1,200 films for student checkout, along with mobile tablets for use in and out of the classroom.