Olivia Barrera Guti?rrez

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
SPAN 1060: Accelerated Elementary Spanish
Credits: 4
Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Five class hours. Covers the material in SPAN 1010-1020 in an accelerated one semester format. Followed by SPAN 2010. Prerequisite: Previous background in Spanish (1-2 years of high school Spanish) and Spanish placement exam score of 0-325, or SAT II score of 420-510.
SPAN 2010: Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 3
Further develops the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. SPAN 2010 enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., narrating present, past and future activities, and expressing hopes, desires, and requests). Students also read journalistic and literary selections designed for Spanish-speaking audiences. Three class hours. Laboratory work is required. Followed by SPAN 2020. Prerequisite: Passing grade in SPAN 1020 or 1060; a score of 520-590 on the SAT II test; 326-409 on the UVa placement test; or permission of the department.
SPAN 3040: Business Spanish
Credits: 3
SPAN 3040 is a Language for the Professions course intended for students with interest in Business and Economy related fields. Upon completion of this course, students will have acquired the vocabulary and the intercultural competence that will allow them to comfortably and successfully participate in professional settings in Spanish. Since SPAN 3040 is a Language for the Professions course, international students that are native speakers of Spanish are ineligible to take the course.
SPAN 4500: Special Topics Seminar: Literature
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.