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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

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


Previously coded SPN4000(B)


A dissertation of approximately 15,000-18,000 words based on individual research, supervised by a member of staff with expertise in the proposed area of research, on one aspect of Spanish or Latin American language, literature, linguistics, film or cultural studies. It is expected that students will choose the topic as early as possible and begin work on the project. The dissertation may be written in Spanish or English.


Upon completion of their dissertation students should develop research skills which include:

  1. The ability to define the aims of a research project, formulating research questions and structuring them into a coherent argument.
  2. The ability to define their research project's theoretical framework, establishing links between the project and previous ones, if they exist.
  3. The ability to conduct focused reading.
  4. The ability to develop relevant bibliographies, examining the sources critically.
  5. The ability to develop advanced academic writing skills.


Thesis (15,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Marisa Cordella
Stewart King


48 points in Hispanic Studies with an average of 70% or more in 3 units taken at third-year level and one of second-year level