This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 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 faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics|
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 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.
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.
In some non-arts courses students are able to take arts electives and count them towards their course. Students who want to study a language as part of their non-arts course should discuss with the managing faculty of their course:
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Language 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, Spain, 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.
Students can choose to study an intensive language-culture course at an overseas institution in a Spanish and Latin American nation in semesters one or two, or over summer. For detailed information see the Spanish and Latin American studies program.
Note: Depending on the teaching institution, Spanish and Latin American study abroad units may be CSP-liable or only available on a fee-paying basis. Students may be eligible to apply for Monash Abroad Study grants.
Students must obtain written approval from the Spanish and Latin American studies program before enrolling. For further details contact Marisa Cordella at Marisa.Cordella@arts.monash.edu.au.
A sequence is normally a first semester first-year level unit which is followed by a second semester first-year level unit in the same discipline.
Students complete a standard minor chosen from one of the following options:
Students complete a standard major consisting of six compulsory language units as listed below and also including two electives chosen from units that can be counted towards the discipline.
Note: Students may replace some of their compulsory language units with alternate intensive in-country units (up to 24 points), or can choose language study abroad units as electives.
Students wishing to undertake Spanish and Latin American studies have the option of starting at one of three entry points. The following sequences are provided as guides only. There are several ways to structure a Spanish and Latin American studies major, however students wishing to accelerate through the proficiency levels either by taking study abroad units or because language acquisition results allow, must consult with the language program before enrolling.
For students with little or no knowledge of Spanish.
For students who have completed IB (ab initio) VCE Spanish or who can demonstrate an equivalent level of competence.
For students who have completed VCE Spanish or who can demonstrate an equivalent level of competence.
* Cannot be counted as part of a minor sequence in Spanish if completed overseas.