Lower Level Courses - Spanish

The Spanish instructors at NC State hope you have a valuable learning experience in the class or classes you take. In order to promote a positive learning environment, we have established a series of policies for the courses. Please read the policies information carefully and pay attention to supplementary information that your instructor may present in class. The information on this page and linked pages constitutes the COURSE SYLLABUS for the courses listed below. Individual instructors may add supplemental information. You are responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies presented in this syllabus. Note: Schedules are subject to change with adequate notice.


Course Information

Required Textbook

Summer Session I 2019: FLS 101 and 102
Summer Session II 2019: FLS 101, 102, and 201

MindTap for Plazas, Cengage Learning 5th Edition, 2019

There are three options:

  1. MindTap Code Only – all electronic, purchase printed access code
  2. Loose-leaf Bundle (LLF print + MindTap Code) – electronic plus a loose-leaf textbook, purchase printed access card plus loose-leaf book
  3. CENGAGE UNLIMITED – 1 semester (4 months), purchase printed access card for this book and other Cengage products for one semester, follow instructions to add this book to Cengage account

Very important note: The book in one form or another is required. Students can make the purchase at the NC State bookstore or online. When using the NC State bookstore site, note that options are given and you must choose one. It may not say “Required” as some courses do but it is required.

(See Important Notes below)

Summer Session I 2019: FLS 201

Plazas: Lugar de encuentros, Cengage Learning, 5th Edition, 2017

Required:  iLrn Language Learning Center access code (all electronic package)  

There are three options:

  1. iLrn Code Only – all electronic, purchase printed access code
  2. Loose-leaf Bundle (LLF print + iLrn Code) – electronic plus a loose-leaf textbook, purchase printed access card plus loose-leaf book
  3. CENGAGE UNLIMITED – 1 semester (4 months), purchase printed access card for this book and other Cengage products for one semester, follow instructions to add this book to Cengage account

Access code for iLrn can be purchased at the NC State bookstore. Students can also purchase the product online. Prices may vary depending on vendor.

Very important note: The book in one form or another is required. Students can make the purchase at the NC State bookstore or online. When using the NC State bookstore site, note that options are given and you must choose one. It may not say “Required” as some courses do but it is required

(See Important Notes below)

Important Notes

  1. The textbook in one form or another is required. Choices are offered to give students options based on learning preferences and price points but it is required
  2. Bookstores do not guarantee to have books in stock for all students for all courses at all times but the option to purchase electronic access online increases the chance that you can have a book in some form when the semester begins. Bring the book (electronic or traditional) to class each day.
  3. Possession/use of an Instructor-Annotated Edition (IAE) of the textbook is a violation of the code of student conduct for these courses. If you order the textbook online, be sure that you order and receive the student edition, and that you order it in plenty of time to have it in hand on the first day of classes. If you are sent the IAE edition, return it to the bookseller and exchange it for the correct edition.
  4. Students are cautioned to choose a product carefully before making a purchase. Some online components offer purchase options of varying lengths. A product cannot be extended free of charge if a student needs access beyond the expiration date.
  5. Students can now consider the Cengage Unlimited option. It is likely to be the best choice for students whose Cengage materials (for one class or more) cost more than $119.99/semester or $179.99/year. For Spanish, students get the same 4-term access that they get with the 4-term MindTap (or iLrn for FLS 201 Summer I) access code. If students in FLS classes with Plazas are taking any additional Cengage courses, the Cengage Unlimited subscription is the most affordable option. For FLS 201 with iLrn, and a student has not already purchased iLrn in a previous semester, the most affordable option is Cengage Unlimited. Students get access to their Spanish online courseware PLUS access to all Cengage ebooks, any other digital courses they may be taking, and study resources. When their subscription ends they will no longer have access to all Cengage content, but they will still be able to go into their Spanish MindTap accounts for the remainder of their term access. They also get a rental hard copy book for $7.99 + free shipping, for the length of the subscription access. Note that if a student only subscribes to the $119.99 1-semester term, the rental is only for one term. However, students can go to the “Print Options” tab in their Cengage account and see other options for rental/purchase, such as a loose-leaf book they could keep. Students who choose to use Cengage Unlimited need to purchase and activate their Cengage Unlimited account first. Once in their dashboard, they should search for “Plazas 5thedition” in the catalog and add MindTap (or iLrn for FLS 201 Summer I) to their dashboard. Once it is added to their dashboard, they will click to access it and they will go through the registration process for MindTap (or iLrn for FLS 201 Summer I).
  6. Students who have problems with iLrn/quia activities using Chrome browser should try Firefox. Assistance is available from help@quia.com.