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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Marisa Cordella


As for SPN1050


On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Converse in Spanish for 20-25 minutes about past, current and hypothetical issues as well as engage in complex conversations and discussions about historical, political and social matters.
  2. Be able to comprehend T.V/radio news-reports from different Spanish speaking regions and Hispanic American countries.
  3. Write descriptive, narrative, fiction and argumentative passages of up to 1000 words in Spanish, with the help of a Spanish-English dictionary and a reference grammar.
  4. Read and comprehend articles using a variety of registers and styles of writing of up to 3500 words in Spanish.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of Hispanic cultures and societies.


Culture component: 30%
Aural and written tests: 25%
Oral and written tasks: 20%
Exam: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Marisa Cordella Masini

Contact hours

4 hours (1 x 1 hour lectures and 3 x 1 hour language tutorials) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Spanish and Latin American studies




SPN1010/SPN2010, SPN2030 and/or SPN3050