units

ATS3197

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 First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Carlos Uxo

Notes

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

Synopsis

This unit provides students with an introduction to conducting research in Spanish and Latin American Studies. This unit will enable students to read critically and record responses to readings; to synthesise and evaluate diverse material on a single topic; to search databases for articles and books relevant to their research area; to present and distinguish the ideas of others according to academic conventions.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. interpret and discuss a range of Spanish and Latin American cultural products and political discourses;
  2. have an understanding of contemporary critical theories and their application to Spanish and Latin American contexts;
  3. have a greater understanding of Spanish and Latin American cultures and societies;
  4. develop sophisticated oral and written expression in Spanish.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

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

ATS1196 or ATS2196

Prohibitions

ATS2197