The goal of Spanish courses is to enable students to interact successfully with native speakers and to relate language behavior to real-world situations. The regular academic courses meet on a daily basis. The conversation courses differ from the academic courses primarily in breadth. They are usually taught in the Spanish101 or 201 sequences in the fall quarter and thereby complete a one-year program in Spanish in fulfillment of the requirement at many four-year college universities.
Students may generally be placed in these Spanish courses as outlined by the following: SPAN 101: No Spanish to one year of high school Spanish SPAN 102: Two or more years of high school Spanish SPAN 103: Three or more years of high school Spanish SPAN 201: Four or more years of high school Spanish NOTE: The above Spanish courses are not open to native speakers of Spanish (Heritage Speakers). Courses for native speakers include SPAN 231, 232, & 233 (see Spanish for Heritage Speakers below).