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
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Dr Sarah McDonald


Previously coded SPN3080


This unit introduces students to the study of myths and stereotypes of the Spanish and Latin American worlds, focusing particularly on perceptions and understandings of reality. The unit, conducted in Spanish, explores how cultural producers (writers, filmmakers, artists, etc.) have interrogated and re-configured the world around them. Students will develop and apply analytical and critical skills to the study of different cultural texts and compare and contrast trans-national representations of self, home, nation and the world.


Upon completion of the unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the major cultural currents that explore perceptions of reality within Spain and Latin America;
  2. demonstrate a familiarity with critical materials related to the texts studied;
  3. analyse and discuss a range of cultural texts in Spanish;
  4. develop and carry out an independent research project that responds to the key theoretical concepts explored in the unit;
  5. develop sophisticated academic skills in Spanish.


Written work: 80%
Class presentation: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 2 x 1 hour seminars) per week

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


ATS2197 or ATS3197 or by permission