units

ATS2196

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSpanish and Latin American Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Paul Bowker

Notes

The unit requires a language placement test. For further information go to http://arts.monash.edu.au/placement-tests/spanish.php

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

Outcomes

On completion of this unit, 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;
  6. Demonstrate knowledge in research reasoning and critical thought appropriate for this level.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 75%
Exam: 25%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

ATS2195 or special permission from the unit coordinator.

Prohibitions