Nov 11, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions

Course Numbering System

The following lists include all courses normally offered at Albion College. However, not all courses are offered every year. When possible, courses offered in alternate years are designated. For details, students should consult the Class Schedule for each semester, available online at: The College reserves the right to add or withdraw courses without prior announcement, as conditions may require.

Unless otherwise stated, 100 level courses are intended for freshmen, 200 level for sophomores, 300 and 400 level for juniors and seniors.

A list of courses which meet the core and category requirements, organized by departments, is available online at

Further information may be obtained at the Registrar’s Office in the Ferguson Student, Technology, and Administrative Services Building.



For those students with previous experience in Spanish, a placement test will be used in order to determine the appropriate entry-level course. Only those students who have had no previous experience with Spanish may initially enroll in SPAN 101 . In order to ensure classes of relatively equal skill levels, the professor reserves the right to reassign any student who does not seem appropriately qualified for the course in which he or she has enrolled.

   •  SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish
   •  SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish, continued
   •  SPAN 187: Selected Topics
   •  SPAN 188: Selected Topics
   •  SPAN 189: Selected Topics
   •  SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish: Societies in Transition
   •  SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish: Arts and Media
   •  SPAN 287: Selected Topics
   •  SPAN 288: Selected Topics
   •  SPAN 289: Selected Topics
   •  SPAN 300: Spanish for Heritage Speakers
   •  SPAN 301: Advanced Oral and Written Expression
   •  SPAN 302: Advanced Oral and Written Expression through Hispanic Film
   •  SPAN 303: Spanish for the Professions
   •  SPAN 304: Advanced Oral and Written Expression through Creative Writing
   •  SPAN 305: Multicultural Spain: Historical Perspectives and Current Issues
   •  SPAN 306: South American Identities and Cultural Perspectives
   •  SPAN 307: Cultural Encounters: Caribbean, Central and North America
   •  SPAN 314: Storytellers
   •  SPAN 315: Hispanic Studies: Textual Analysis and Interpretation
   •  SPAN 350: Women in Hispanic Literature
   •  SPAN 360: Key Issues in Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture
   •  SPAN 361: Key Issues in Latin American Literature and Culture
   •  SPAN 362: Latinx Literature and Cultures in the United States
   •  SPAN 387: Selected Topics
   •  SPAN 388: Selected Topics
   •  SPAN 389: Selected Topics
   •  SPAN 391: Internship
   •  SPAN 392: Internship
   •  SPAN 398: Practicum
   •  SPAN 401: Seminar
   •  SPAN 402: Seminar
   •  SPAN 411: Directed Study
   •  SPAN 412: Directed Study