Spanish

Note: All tuition rates listed on the Summer Term 2018 website are pending approval.

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.

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: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 29)

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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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: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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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. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Topics in Language and Culture

CAS LS 305

Prereq: (CAS LS 303) or placement examination results. An advanced course of Spanish language and culture that carefully analyzes historical, social and political aspects of Spain and Latin America through representative films from the Hispanic world. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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Spanish Literature & the Arts

CAS LS 307

Topic for Summer 2018: Women in a Sexist Society. Prereq: (CAS LS 212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. How has the role of Hispanic women evolved throughout the 20th century, and into the 21st? Studies the construction of women’s identity, social role, personal and power relations, maternity, and immigration. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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Spanish Literature & the Arts

CAS LS 307

Topic for Summer 2018: La Movida Madrileña. Prereq: (CAS LS 212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. An exploration of the different voices and perspectives that contributed to the underground cultural movement known as “La movida madrileña” (1975-1985) by interpreting film, music, narratives and visual arts. Students will work with primary sources (newspaper articles, television clips and a partial reading of a novel) analyzing their elements of provocation, individuality, pop culture, nostalgia, and night life. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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