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ATS1196

Faculty of Arts

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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 Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Marisa Cordella

Notes

Previously coded SPN1060

Synopsis

Upon completion of this unit, students should have developed an advanced level in their reading, writing, oral and aural skills in Spanish. Particular emphasis is placed on advanced reading and writing, as well as a sound knowledge of contemporary Spanish and Latin American societies and cultures. Students are expected to

  1. consolidate their knowledge of essay writing by using a wide range of genre styles that reflect an advanced level of the language and
  2. interact effectively in Spanish taking into consideration the social setting where the discourse takes place as well as the sociological factors of participants.

Objectives

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

  1. Converse and interact effectively in Spanish taking into consideration the social setting where the discourse takes place as well as the sociological factors of participants.
  2. Use advanced grammatical structures that show an advanced level of the language.
  3. Written work of up to 3500 words in Spanish, with the help of a monolingual Spanish dictionary.
  4. Engage in conversations and discussions in Spanish on topics about current affairs, historical and cultural aspects of Hispanic cultures and societies.
  5. Read and comprehend academic texts of up to 3500 words in Spanish.

Assessment

Culture component: 30%
Written work: 40%
Mid-semester test: 10%
Exam: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Kate Paredes

Contact hours

1 x 1hr cultural tutorial, 3 x 1hr language tutorials.

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

Spanish and Latin American studies

Prerequisites

ATS1195 or special permission from the unit coordinator.

Prohibitions

ATS1192/ATS2192, ATS1194/ATS2194 and/or ATS2196/ATS3196.