February 25, 2015
The Spanish Program (Major, Minors and Masters) has been Suspended.
Dear WNMU community,
As some of you may know, Western New Mexico University has recently undertaken a review of all academic programs. The purpose of this review was to determine where resources should be placed to ensure resources are used wisely and efficiently. As a result of this analysis, the Spanish program was ‘suspended’ until further notice and is in the first phase of a ‘Teach Out’ plan.
This Teach Out plan will offer the students (currently declared as Spanish major, minor -or- concentrations) the classes they need to finish their degree plans in a timely manner.
Currently declared student should plan to enroll in the courses as they are made available.
~All current Major and Minors must be complete their degree plan requirements no later than June 30, 2018 ~
Summer 2015: SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II Session C (July 6th –Aug 4th)
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 320 Spanish/English Bilingualism
SPAN 410 Spanish American Lit I (cross listed with 510)
SPAN 450 Chicano Lit (cross listed with CCHS)
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 308 Advanced Grammar & Composition
SPAN 303 Hispanic Culture
SPAN 402 Spanish in Community
SPAN 411 Spanish American Lit II
This web page will be the avenue of communication for all changes and updates for the Spanish program during this transition. We will revisit the Teach Out plan in the fall to reassess the need of our students.The lower-level Spanish Classes that are offered as general education and language requirements and any other classes that are offered as a part of other degree plans will continue to be taught and supplemented with upper-level service courses needed by degree plans in other majors.
We are sorry for an inconvenience this may cause. If you were considered Spanish as part of your educational program while at WNMU and you are not currently a declared major or minor, we recommend that you visit with your academic advisor to explain your particular situation or stop by the College of Arts and Sciences (CASa) office GRC-D (phone: 538-6207; email: email@example.com) so that we can address your questions or concerns.
Dr. Jose Herrera
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
TEST OUT OF Spanish!
Do you already speak Spanish?
Would you like to test out of it and get credit for SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202?
Take the CLEP!
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. The CLEP Spanish Language: Levels 1 and 2 examination is designed to measure the ability to understand spoken and written Spanish. This ability needs to be equivalent to that of students who have completed two to four semesters of college Spanish language study. The examination contains approximately 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Some of these are pretest questions that will not be scored. There are three separately timed sections. The three sections are weighted so that each question contributes equally to the total score. Any time you spend on tutorials or providing personal information is in addition to the actual testing time.
If you would like to test out of Spanish, please follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam
Step 2: Select World Languages from the Tab Menu
Step 3: Select CLEP Spanish Exam and click “Add to cart”
Step 4: Click on the button that says “Register and Checkout”
Step 5: You will register for the test by paying for it and creating an account with CLEP.
Test centers no longer create registrations nor collect payment for exam fees.
You must register and pay for a CLEP exam through My Account. Your online registration does NOT include your appointment at a test center.
Step 6: Schedule an appointment with a test center at your nearest College (you will have to pay an administrative fee to this testing site).
* If you are on the WNMU campus, you need to go to the Business Office in Castorena Hall and pay $25.00 Administrative Fee.
nce you have paid this, student brings their receipt for the Administration fee of $25.00 to Margaret Soucy (575) 538-6400 when your schedule your testing time.
Office of the First Year Experience
Juan Chacon Building 220
When you come to take the test- you will need to bring the Administration fee receipt and a current Pictured I.D. (driver’s license).
**If you are not on the WNMU campus please visit this website to learn about testing centers near you: https://clep.collegeboard.org/search/test-centers