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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Clayton

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

Spanish and Latin American studies are designed for students wishing to specialise in the Spanish language and Spanish and Latin American cultures, societies, literature, film and linguistics, and also for those requiring a broad education in the humanities. Language study is a compulsory part of Spanish and Latin American studies and is designed to enable students to develop a high level of communicative competence (including specialised registers and translation skills). The study of Spanish and Latin American history and culture is conducted from first year. Optional units, covering Spain, Catalonia and Latin America, are introduced from the second year, and aim to develop a critical awareness of fundamental areas of Spanish and Latin American studies including linguistics, literature, cultural theory and film. All programs develop writing and research skills appropriate to advanced independent study.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • 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
  • use advanced grammatical structures that show an advanced level of the language
  • advanced written work, including literary, film and cultural analysis of up to 4500 words in Spanish, with the help of advanced reference tools
  • engage in complex conversations, express opinions and respond to questions in Spanish on topics about current affairs, historical and cultural aspects of Spanish and Latin American cultures and societies
  • read and comprehend complex academic and literary prose from a variety of historical periods in Spanish
  • demonstrate a detailed and developed understanding of the meaning of important themes and/or sets of texts relating to Spanish and Latin American cultures in their historical context
  • give a developed personal response to the significance of a range of important themes and/or sets of texts relating to Spanish and Latin American cultures in their historical context.

Right of school to determine entry level and approve accelerated enrolment

The Spanish and Latin American studies program convenor retains the right to determine the proper proficiency level for any particular student. Students are not permitted to accelerate their enrolment without first consulting the program convenor.

Non-arts students

Students who want to study Spanish and Latin American as part of their non-arts course should consult the managing faculty of their course to determine the number and year level of language units for which they are permitted to enrol.

Language study abroad program

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Study Abroad Program in Spain or Latin America. The Spanish and Latin American studies program has exchange agreements with three universities in Chile, Mexico and Spain (Pontificia Universidad Catlica de Chile, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, and Tec de Monterrey, Mexico). Students should contact the program study abroad coordinators as early as possible for further details on the units they may take abroad.

Note: Students must obtain written approval from the Spanish and Latin American studies program before enrolling.

Units

Students taking Spanish and Latin American studies have the option of starting at one of three entry points. The following sequences are provided as guides only. Students who wish to accelerate through the proficiency levels either by taking study abroad units or because their language acquisition results allow this, must consult with the program convenor before enrolling.

Minor in Spanish and Latin American studies

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Spanish and Latin American studies must complete four units (24 points), including:

  • at least 18 points of language units, following the appropriate entry point guidelines

Major in Spanish and Latin American studies: Entry point 1 - Introductory

For students with little or no knowledge of the language

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Spanish and Latin American studies from entry point 1 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(c.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3206 Contesting cultures and identities in modern Spain
  • ATS3207 Film and society in Spain and Latin America
  • ATS3972 Imagining Ibero-America: Travels, texts and transnational encounters

(d.) two language units (12 points):

(e.) an additional elective unit chosen from the list of electives below (6 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six language units (36 points) must be completed.

Note: Students can replace up to 24 points of their compulsory language units with alternate in-country units. Students are also encouraged to take language study abroad units which can count as satisfying some components of the major.

Major in Spanish and Latin American studies: Entry point 2 - Intermediate/Background

For students who have completed IB (ab initio), VCE Spanish or who can demonstrate an equivalent level of competence

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Spanish and Latin American studies from entry point 2 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3206 Contesting cultures and identities in modern Spain
  • ATS3207 Film and society in Spain and Latin America
  • ATS3972 Imagining Ibero-America: Travels, texts and transnational encounters

(c.) four language units (12 points):

(d.) an additional elective unit chosen from the list of electives below (6 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six language units (36 points) must be completed.

Note: Students can replace up to 24 points of their compulsory language units with alternate in-country units. Students are also encouraged to take language study abroad units which can count as satisfying some components of the major.

Major in Spanish and Latin American studies: Entry point 3 - Proficient

For students who have completed VCE Spanish or who can demonstrate an equivalent level of competence

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Spanish and Latin American studies from entry point 3 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3206 Contesting cultures and identities in modern Spain
  • ATS3207 Film and society in Spain and Latin America
  • ATS3972 Imagining Ibero-America: Travels, texts and transnational encounters

(c.) two language units (12 points):

(d.) additional elective units chosen from the list of electives below (18 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six language units (36 points) must be completed.

Note: Students can replace up to 24 points of their compulsory language units with alternate in-country units. Students are also encouraged to take language study abroad units which can count as satisfying some components of the major.

Extended major in Spanish and Latin American studies

Students completing an extended major in Spanish and Latin American studies (60 points), from any entry point, must complete an additional 12-point unit:

  • ATS3139 LCL extended major research unit (12 points)

Elective units

Note: Some elective units have specific language proficiency prerequisites that must be met.

Language study abroad units

For a list of units, please refer to the Spanish and Latin American studies Study Abroad webpageSpanish and Latin American studies Study Abroad webpage (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/spanish-latin-american-studies/study-abroad/).

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2201 Diploma in Languages

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 4648 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts