Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSpanish and Latin American Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Paul Bowker


Previously coded SPN3050


This unit further develops students' spoken and written communication skills in Spanish. Emphasis is placed on developing fluency and understanding. The unit furthermore explores particular aspects of Spanish and Latin American cultures and societies. This unit also consolidates students' critical thought and further develops their research skills. The language of instruction is Spanish.


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 listen and comprehend a variety of texts from different Hispanic Spanish- speaking regionscontexts;
  3. write compositions of up to 1000 words in Spanish, with the help of a Spanish-English dictionary and a reference grammar;
  4. read and comprehend articles that use a range of registers and styles of up to 3500 words in Spanish;
  5. demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of Spanish and Latin American cultures and societies;
  6. consolidate critical and research skills in Spanish.


Culture tasks: 50%
Written, oral and aural tasks: 25%
Examination: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

4 hours (one 1-hour lecture and three 1-hour language tutorials) per week

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


ATS2194 or by permission