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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Clayton

Description

Programs in Spanish and Latin American studies are suitable both for students wishing to specialise in the discipline, and for those requiring a broad education in the humanities. Language study is a compulsory part of Spanish and Latin American studies and is designed to enable students to develop a high level of communicative competence (including specialised registers and translation skills). The study of Spanish and Latin American history and culture is conducted from first year. Optional units, covering Spain and Latin America are introduced from the second year and aim to develop a critical awareness of fundamental areas of Spanish and Latin American studies including linguistics, literature, cultural theory and film. All programs develop writing and research skills appropriate to advanced independent study.

Right of school to determine entry level and approve accelerated enrolment

The Spanish and Latin American studies program convenor retains the right to determine the proper proficiency level for any particular student. Students are not permitted to accelerate their enrolment without first consulting the program convenor.

Non-Arts students

In some non-Arts courses students are able to take Arts electives and count them towards their course. Students who want to study a language as part of their non-Arts course should discuss with the managing faculty of their course:

  • whether they are allowed to include language units as part of their course
  • how many units/credit points they may or must study and at what year-level/s
  • how to select the appropriate language units in which to enrol.

Note: Because some students will be unable to study language as first-year level units, the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics have created second-year level codes to enable non-Arts students to complete the equivalent of a first-year sequence in their chosen language. Students wishing to enrol in these units, must discuss any future enrolment with the relevant language program before enrolling.

Language Study Abroad program

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Language Study Abroad Program in Spain or Latin America. The Spanish and Latin American studies program has exchange agreements with three universities in Chile, Mexico and Spain (Pontificia Universidad Catlica de Chile, Universidad Autnoma de Madrid, Spain, and Tec de Monterrey, Mexico). Students should contact the program study abroad coordinators as early as possible for further details on the units they may take abroad.

Students can choose to study an intensive language-culture course at an overseas institution in a Spanish and Latin American nation in semesters one or two, or over summer. For detailed information see the Spanish and Latin American studies program.

Note: Depending on the teaching institution, Spanish and Latin American study abroad units may be CSP-liable or only available on a fee-paying basis. Students may be eligible to apply for Monash Abroad Study grants.

Students must obtain written approval from the Spanish and Latin American studies program before enrolling. For further details contact Marisa Cordella at Marisa.Cordella@arts.monash.edu.au.

Units

Major sequences - choosing the right entry point

Students wishing to undertake Spanish and Latin American studies have the option of starting at one of three entry points. The following sequences are provided as guides only. There are several ways to structure a Spanish and Latin American studies major, however students wishing to accelerate through the proficiency levels either by taking study abroad units or because language acquisition results allow, must consult with the language program before enrolling.

Basic major sequences

Basic Spanish and Latin American major, entry point 1

For students with little or no knowledge of Spanish.

  • SPN1010 Spanish studies 1
  • SPN1020 Spanish studies 2
  • SPN2030 Spanish studies 3
  • SPN2040 Spanish studies 4
  • SPN3050 Spanish studies 5
  • SPN3060 Spanish studies 6
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one third year level elective from the list of electives below

Basic Spanish and Latin American major, entry point 2

For students who have completed VCE Spanish or who can demonstrate an equivalent level of competence.

  • SPN1030 Spanish studies 3
  • SPN1040 Spanish studies 4
  • SPN2050 Spanish studies 5
  • SPN2060 Spanish studies 6
  • SPN3070 Spanish studies 7
  • SPN3080 Spanish studies 8
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one third year level elective from the list of electives below

Advanced major sequences

Advanced Spanish and Latin American major, entry point 3

For students who have completed VCE Spanish or who can demonstrate an equivalent level of competence.

  • SPN1050 Spanish studies 5
  • SPN1060 Spanish studies 6
  • SPN2070 Spanish studies 7
  • SPN2080 Spanish studies 8
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • three third year level electives from the list of electives below

Language Study Abroad units

  • SPN1308 Study abroad program 1A
  • SPN1309 Study abroad program 1B
  • SPN2310 Study abroad program (cannot be counted as part of a minor in Spanish)
  • SPN3311 Study abroad program 3A
  • SPN3312 Study abroad program 3B

Elective units

  • SPN2190 Individual option**
  • SPN3730 Dictatorship and democracy in contemporary Spanish fiction
  • SPN3930 Individual option

Units not offered in 2010

Electives:

  • SPN2280/SPN3280 Hispanic film
  • SPN2290/SPN3290 Spanish linguistics in trading and communication
  • SPN2950 History of the Spanish language
  • SPN3250 Revolutions and literature in Spanish America
  • SPN3310 Study abroad program 3
  • SPN3560 Culture and identity in Latin America
  • SPN3630 Romanticism and realism in nineteenth-century Spanish literature
  • SPN3750 Civilisation and barbarism in Spanish American literature
  • SPN3770 Contesting cultures and identities in modern Spain
  • SPN3850 The Spanish American 'boom' of literature
  • SPN3910 Discourse and power in the media and politics of the Hispanic world
  • LLC3950 Literary theory and critical practice

** Cannot be counted as part of a minor sequence in Spanish if completed overseas.

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 2376 Diploma in Languages (Spanish)

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts - at Sunway
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1275 Bachelor of Communication
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication - at Sunway
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 3909 Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts