Spanish

College of Arts & Sciences

The Geddes Language Center includes a language laboratory equipped with specialized software and hardware, multimedia classrooms, two video viewing rooms, audio and video studios, and extensive digital media production and processing facilities. The center is located on the fifth floor at 685 Commonwealth Avenue. Orientation to Language Center operations and procedures is given during the first week of classes. For hours and additional information, see the Geddes website.

A placement test is required of every student whose most recent course in Spanish was taken in high school or at a college other than Boston University. Information about the online placement test is available at bu.edu/rs/academics/placement-test-info.html. The test can be taken at any time, but can only be taken once in a 12-month period.

First-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 111

For students who have never studied Spanish, or by placement test results. Introduction to grammatical structures. Emphasis on aural comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation. Introduction to Hispanic culture. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 8)

Summer 1 Section OL. A $240 technology fee is also charged.

For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology. The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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Second-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 112

Prereq: (CAS LS 111) or placement test results. Completes study of basic grammatical structures. Emphasis on speaking and aural comprehension. Readings on contemporary Hispanic culture. Writing assignments. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 8)

Summer 2 Section OL. A $240 technology fee is also charged.
For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology. The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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Third-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 211

Prereq: (CAS LS 112) or placement test results. Completes study of grammatical structures of Spanish. Use of spoken language in conversation. Reading in Hispanic civilization and of contemporary short stories. Writing exercises involving more complex grammatical and syntactical patterns. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 8)

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Fourth-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 212

Prereq: (CAS LS 211) or placement test results. Review of the structures of Spanish. Intensive practice of spoken language. More advanced readings from Hispanic culture. Frequent compositions. Satisfactory completion of CAS LS 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 8)

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Spanish Through Literature and the Arts

CAS LS 307

Topic for Summer 2019: Women in the Spanish-speaking world. Prereq: (CAS LS 212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. Advanced Spanish course that studies how Hispanic women's social roles and identity have evolved throughout the 20th century, and into the 21st. Issues discussed include personal and power relations, her social role, and immigration. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Writing- intensive Course, Oral and/or Signed Communication. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Spanish Through Film and New Media

CAS LS 308

Topic for Summer 2019: The Road Movie. Prereq: (CAS LS 212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. Explores how films from Spanish-speaking countries reveal quests for change and lead to cross-cultural (mis)communication around a number of themes. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Writing-intensive Course, Oral and/or Signed Communication. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 8)

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