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ATS1195

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Marisa Cordella

Notes

Previously coded SPN1050

Synopsis

This unit offers an introduction to modern Spanish and Hispanic American culture and society through the reading of historical, literary and journalistic texts. Emphasis is also given to the analysis and writing of a variety of Spanish texts such as: literary and journalistic texts, academic essays, creative and fictional writings.

Objectives

On successful 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.

Assessment

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 (2 x 1 hour lecture and 3 x 1 hour language tutorials) per week

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

Spanish and Latin American studies

Prerequisites

A pass in VCE Spanish or equivalent, (language proficiency assessed prior to commencement by appointment made during Orientation week)

Prohibitions

ATS1191/ATS2191, ATS1193/ATS2193 and or ATS2195/ATS3195