Fall 2023

Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-201


Adrian Gras-Velazquez (Section 02)
Daniela Narvaez Burbano (Sections 01, 01F, 02F and 03F)


SPAN 201 is the third of a four-semester sequence in the Spanish Language Program designed for students who a) have successfully completed SPAN102, b) who have placed into the course via the Spanish Department placement exam, or c) who have scored 4 on the AP Spanish Language exam or 3 in the AP Spanish Literature Exam.  The course develops students’ ability to narrate across various time frames, follow the main plot of narratives (including longer texts and feature-length films), and exchange basic descriptions, comparisons, and interpretations about authentic materials from the Spanish-speaking world.  By the end of the semester, students can expect to have reached the Intermediate High level of the ACTFL scale, and be ready to proceed to SPAN 202. 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.

Requisite: SPAN 102 or Spanish Placement Exam. Fall semester: Lecturer Narváez-Burbano and assistants.  Spring semester: Lecturer Piazza and assistants.

How to handle overenrollment: null

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 201 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM BARR 102
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM BARR 102

Section 02
M 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM FOHA 102
W 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM FOHA 102

SPAN 201 - DIS

Section 02F
F 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM FOHA 109

Section 03F
F 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM FOHA 109


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