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.

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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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Spanish Literature & the Arts

CAS LS 307

Topic for Summer 2016: What Makes Spaniards Laugh? Prereq: (CAS LS 212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. Advanced language through analysis of what makes Spaniards laugh and the role that humor plays in Spanish society. Delves into contemporary Spain while exploring the use of humorous resources in everyday life situations to communicate more effectively, efficiently and persuasively. 4 cr. Tuition: $2560

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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Spanish Film & Media

CAS LS 308

Topic for Summer 2016: Passion, Politics, and Prayer. Prereq: (CAS LS 212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. Advanced Spanish language and Hispanic cultures through the study of film. Improves oral and written proficiency with cinematographic trips through new landscapes, fantastic experiences, and dramatic narratives. Watch the films by night, and discuss and write about them by day. 4 cr. Tuition: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

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