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 information on these pages carefully and pay attention to supplementary information that your instructor provides. IMPORTANT NOTE: The information on this page and linked pages constitutes the COURSE SYLLABUS for the courses listed below. During the Fall 2021 semester the university will return to pre-COVID-19 grading policies. In other categories, some but not all procedures will return to pre-COVID-19 norms. Please pay careful attention to the information at the end of this document under the heading College of Humanities and Social Sciences Fall 2021 COVID-19 Update. As noted above, individual instructors may add supplemental information. You are responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies presented in the syllabus you receive. Schedules are subject to change with adequate notice.


Required Textbook

Fall 2021: FLS 101, 102, 105, 110 and 201

MindTap for Plazas, Cengage Learning 5th Edition, 2019

There are three options:

  1. MindTap Code Only – all electronic, purchase access code at Book Store or Online
  2. Loose-leaf Bundle (LLF print + MindTap Code) – electronic plus a loose-leaf textbook, purchase access code plus loose-leaf book
  3. CENGAGE UNLIMITED – 1 semester (4 months), purchase access code 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 website, note that options are given and you must choose one. It may not say “Required” as some courses do but it is required.

Cengage representatives will be available for assistance at the bookstore or online at the beginning of the semester. Your instructor will provide information about days, times, and format.

(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. Purchase your materials as soon as possible. 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 if your instructor tells you to do so.
  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 hard copy 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 access code. If students in FLS classes with Plazas are taking any additional Cengage courses, the Cengage Unlimited subscription is the most affordable option. 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 5th edition” in the catalog and add MindTap to their dashboard. After it is added to their dashboard, they will click to access it and they will go through the registration process for MindTap.