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Waitlists in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese are prioritized in one of two ways:
- For Spanish 101-311 and Portuguese 101-202 and 301, space in waitlisted classes is offered strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.
- For all other Spanish and Portuguese undergraduate courses, waitlists are prioritized by academic level.
We do not give out waitlist position information to students. We offer space to students on the waitlists through the Add Deadline at the end of the second week of classes. If you are offered a space and do not enroll before the deadline detailed in your notification email, you will be removed from the waitlist and the space will be offered to the next student in line. You are welcome to place yourself back on the waitlist with the understanding that you will have lost your previous priority. Please be sure to check your wisc.edu email daily after 9:00am in the hopes we are able to offer you a space.
Enrollment blocks are placed on a number of Spanish courses during the academic year:
- Spanish 325 and all 400-level Spanish courses are blocked to enrollment by declared Spanish majors only through junior registration. If you plan to major in Spanish and want to take either of these classes in the fall or spring, your Spanish major must appear on your records by your assigned class registration time. It can take up to two weeks after you declare a major for it to appear on your records. No exceptions are made to this rule. If you do not declare your Spanish major in enough time prior to your registration time, you will likely need to wait until a later semester to take either of these classes.
- Spanish 329 and 359 are blocked to enrollment by students with a declared Certificate in Spanish Studies for Business Majors only through sophomore registration. If you plan to declare a Certificate in Spanish Studies for Business Majors and want to take either of these classes in the fall or spring, your Certificate must appear on your records by your assigned class registration time. It can take up to two weeks after you declare a certificate for it to appear on your records. No exceptions are made to this rule. If you do not declare your Certificate in Spanish Studies for Business Majors in enough time prior to your registration time, you will likely need to wait until a later semester to take either of these classes.
Spanish Language Sequence Syllabi and Coordinators
Spanish 101/102 Coordinator: Steve Fondow
Spanish 203 Coordinator: Bárbara Rodríguez-Guridi
Spanish 204 Coordinator: Saylín Álvarez Oquendo
Spanish 226 Coordinator: Eve Pujol
Language Program Director: Rajiv Rao
UW Independent Learning Spanish Courses
Versions of Spanish 322, 324, and 326 are offered through UW Independent Learning. Independent Learning is a separate institution from UW-Madison and these courses neither equate to our survey of literature courses nor do they count toward our Spanish major!