Languages: Spanish: Courses

The School of Modern Languages offers a wide variety of Spanish courses, from beginning and intermediate-level courses to upper-level content courses. A full listing of our available Spanish courses can be found in the Georgia Tech Course Catalog.  Spanish courses are offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters and the below table is the schedule for a select number of our courses. Each semester, we offer several courses in addition to those listed below. Please visit the Georgia Tech Schedule of Classes for the complete semester schedule. 

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester*
SPAN 1001 SPAN 1002 SPAN 1001
SPAN 2001 SPAN 2001 SPAN 1002
SPAN 2002 SPAN 2002 SPAN 1101
SPAN 3101 SPAN 3102 SPAN 1102
SPAN 3111 SPAN 4500** SPAN 2001

*Course offerings subject to enrollment numbers
**Graduation requirement for ALIS, GEML, and IAML students

Course List

SPAN 1001: Elementary Spanish I

An introduction to the Spanish language and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Beginning of a survey of basic Spanish grammar and the development of the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Some aspects of everyday life in the Spanish-speaking world will also be introduced.  Credit not allowed for both SPAN 1001 and 1101.  Humanities credit is awarded for SPAN 1001 only upon the successful completion of SPAN 1002 or SPAN 2001.

SPAN 1002: Elementary Spanish II

The second part of an introduction to the Spanish language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.  Completion of the survey of basic Spanish grammar and the development of the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Aspects of everyday life in the Spanish-speaking world will also be introduced.  Credit not allowed for both SPAN 1002 and SPAN 1102.

SPAN 1101: Patterns of Spanish I

Focuses on the development of communication and cultural skills, building upon previous elementary Spanish experience.  Conducted in Spanish.  Credit not allowed for both SPAN 1001 and 1101.  Humanities credit is awarded for SPAN 1101 only upon the successful completion of SPAN 1102 or SPAN 2001.

SPAN 1102: Patterns of Spanish II

Focuses on the development of communication and cultural skills, building upon previous elementary Spanish experience.  Credit not allowed for both SPAN 1002 and SPAN 1102.

SPAN 2001: Intermediate Spanish I

Review of basic grammatical concepts: conversational, reading, and writing activities; cultural aspects of the Hispanic world.

SPAN 2002: Intermediate Spanish II

Review of basic grammatical concepts; conversational, reading, and writing activities; cultural aspects of the Hispanic world.

SPAN 3101: Conversation I

Development of communicative ability and cross-cultural awareness through discussion of contemporary issues in the Hispanic world.

SPAN 3102: Conversation II

Development of communicative ability and cross-cultural awareness through discussion of contemporary issues in the Hispanic world.

SPAN 3111: Composition I

Writings from the Hispanic world used as a springboard for analysis and enrichment of self-expression and development of precision in written communication.  Incorporates grammar review.

SPAN 4500: Intercultural Seminar

Integrates cross-cultural research and reflection into discussion of current issues in the Hispanic world. Intended for students who have had some study abroad experience in a Spanish-speaking country.