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Spanish Advanced Credit Plan

If you have come in with advanced placement or other substantial high school credit in Spanish, or if you have prior knowledge of Spanish gained through travel or other experience, you will be able to start Spanish at a higher level in college. This can mean accelerated progress to degree.

You should see your advisor in Spanish, and a faculty member in any other discipline where you may have or be eligible for advanced credit, to make sure you start at UL in the course(s) most appropriate for you. Advanced credit may also allow you time to enhance your education by completing a second major or minor.

To earn advanced credit, you'll need to take the placement exam for Modern Languages. The exams are free, short, and could help you get ahead in your curriculum. Learn more about the placement exams.

Fabrice Leroy, Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée

Professor Fabrice Leroy contributed two lengthy chapters to Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée: Dictionnaire esthétique et thématique, edited by Thierry Groensteen, the leading French expert on comics and graphic novels. Published by Robert Laffont Editions in Paris in collaboration with the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, this 928-page reference work contains in-depth essays from over 40 international scholars who examined a variety of comics-related notions, including historical movements, publishing trends, subgenres, aesthetic and formal devices, themes, and correlations with cultural history. Each entry of this volume is illustrated by an original drawing from renowned French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. This publication is a flagship event of the French Ministry of Culture’s “Année de la Bande Dessinée,” which coordinates various museum and library exhibitions, as well as festivals across France, in a celebration of comics as an art form (January 2020-June 2021). Fabrice Leroy’s contributions to this volume are devoted to detective fiction (“Polar”) and to the depiction of everyday life in graphic novels (“Quotidien”).