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Spanish (LISP) Courses

First Year

Spanish Year 1 Courses: 1A and 1AX 1st Quarter, 1B and 1BX 2nd Quarter, 1C and 1CX 3rd Quarter

Second Year

Spanish Year 2 Courses: 1D and 1DX 4th Quarter, or Literature 2A 4th Quarter, Literature 2B 5th Quarter, Literature 2C 6th Quarter.

Students who are planning to continue studying the language or its literature may want to take LTSP 2A rather than LISP 1D/DX. To discuss your particular situation, please contact your advisor.

LISP Courses


The Conversation and Analysis sections are two halves of one course and need to be taken together.
Both are designed to immerse you in the language and give you a practical ability as quickly as possible.

Conversation Sections (1A, 1B, 1C, 1D)

Conversation (MWF) classes focus on vocabulary development, cultural knowledge, and speaking Spanish.

Analysis Sections (1AX, 1BX, 1CX, 1DX)

Analysis (TuTh) classes focus on listening, reading, and learning how to analyze the Spanish language and culture.

Intermediate and Advanced Study

  • LISP 15/16/17: Intermediate Spanish for the Social Sciences. Conducted entirely in Spanish. Course aims to improve oral language skills through discussions of social science topics, with emphasis on political events and current affairs. LISP 15 is offered fall quarter only, LISP 16 is offered winter quarter only, and LISP 17 is offered spring quarter only. Each course may be taken one time and need not be taken in sequence. Prerequisites: LISP 1D/DX or equivalent.
  • LISP 18: Intermediate Spanish for the Health SciencesAn intermediate-level course on Spanish as used in the health sciences, especially in clinical and field settings. Attention to listening, speaking, relevant vocabulary, cultural knowledge, reading, and writing. May be taken for credit up to two times. Prerequisites: LISP 1D/DX or equivalent.

Summer Program

Save yourself valuable time and get an entire quarter of college-level language instruction in just three short weeks - an entire year in nine weeks! We offer the first-year sequence and LISP 1D/DX.

Note: The offering of summer courses is dependent upon student enrollment.

Academic Calendar

Spanish Calendar: Fall Quarter LISP 1A and 1AX, 1B and 1BX, 1D and 1DX, 15, and 18 are offered. Winter Quarter LISP 1B and 1BX, 1C and 1CX, 16, and 18 are offered. Spring Quarter LISP 1A and 1AX, 1C and 1CX, 1D and 1DX, 17, and 18 are offered. Summer Session LISP 5A, 5B, 5C, and 1D and 1DX. Intermediate courses include LISP 15, 16, 17, and 18.