Undergraduate Spanish and Portuguese Programs
UWM Undergraduate Information
- UWM Undergraduate Bulletin
- Spanish Requirements
- Portuguese Requirements
- College of Letters and Science Requirements
- Financial Aid
- Tuition and Fees
- The program of courses in Spanish and Portuguese is designed to encourage a liberal education and to orient students in the study of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian culture as manifested in language and literature.
Students who have had no previous training in Spanish should enroll in Spanish 103. Those who have studied Spanish in high school should take the placement examination in Spanish (grammar and reading comprehension) before enrolling; the examination is required for those who have had two or more years of high school Spanish. After consultation with the department, a student may enroll in a course one level higher or lower than the one recommended by the placement examination. If, after having been placed in a certain course, the student passes it with a grade of at least B, s/he can receive retroactive credit, to a maximum of 14 credits, for the courses leading to the one into which s/he placed.
Students with no previous Portuguese language experience should enroll in Portuguese 103. After consultation with the Portuguese coordinator, a student may enroll in a course higher than 103, if appropriate. Students placed into a course beyond the 103 level, who complete their first course with a grade of at least B, may receive retroactive credits, to a maximum of 14 credits, for the courses leading to the one into which they are placed.