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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


This unit provides students with an introduction to conducting research in Spanish and Latin American Studies. In consultation with the unit coordinator, students will choose their own research topic, define a question, prepare critical readings and an annotated bibliography and write up a research project. This unit will enable students to read critically and record responses to readings; to synthesise and evaluate diverse material on a single topic; to search databases for articles and books relevant to their research area; to present and distinguish the ideas of others according to academic conventions.


By completion of the course, students are expected to have developed:

  • Awareness of the norms and value systems that modulate Spanish and Hispanic American discourse(s);
  • Knowledge of the predominant discursive features produced in business, among other discourses, in Spanish and English;
  • Knowledge of pragmatic features used in a variety of social interactions.


Written work (2,000 words) 45%
Final research project (2,500 words) 55%

Chief examiner(s)

Stewart King

Contact hours

One 3-hour seminar per week

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

Spanish and Latin American studies


SPN1060/SPN2060 or by permission


SPN2290, SPN3290, SPN3070