Spring 2023

Fundamentals of Spanish Language and Culture I

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-101


Carmen C. Granda (Sections 01, 01F and 02F)


SPAN101 is the first of a four-semester sequence in the Spanish Language Program.  It is designed for students a) with no prior knowledge of Spanish, b) who have studied Spanish for one year or less in high school, and c) who have scored 1 or 2 on the AP Spanish Language exam. Students develop personal forms of expression and basic strategies for reading, listening, writing, and participating in everyday conversations.  The course introduces students to the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world through authentic materials (songs, films, poems, short stories, etc.), as well as activities that address a range of personal and immediate-needs topics and socio-cultural situations such as family life and daily routines. By the end of the semester, students can expect to have reached the Intermediate Low level of the ACTFL scale, and proceed to SPAN 102. The course consists of two 80-minute sessions per week with the lecturer and one 50-minute session with the language assistant. Limited to 16 students per section. This course may not be counted toward the Spanish Major. The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

Fall semester: Lecturer Piazza and assistants. Spring semester: Senior Lecturer Granda and assistants.


How to handle overenrollment: Priority will be given to pre-registered students.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Oral and written projects in Spanish, in-class quizzes and oral exams, online conversations with native Spanish speakers, group work, instruction in Spanish, emphasis on writing, reading, speaking, and listening in Spanish.

SPAN 101 - LEC

Section 01
M 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM BARR 102
W 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM BARR 102

SPAN 101 - DIS

Section 01F
Th 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM NEWP 102

Section 02F
F 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM NEWP 102


Other years: Offered in Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Fall 2024, Spring 2025