- Code SPAN3101
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Spanish
- Areas of interest European Languages
The aim of this course is to provide a view of significant political, social and artistic issues in the Spanish-speaking world through its rich heritage of musical culture. The study of classic genres, such as the tango, the bolero or the Spanish copla, will be contrasted with contemporary music genres that have been inspired by them. The social and cultural background of the societies that gave rise to such genres will be explored, and significant political events reflected in music, such as the Cuban revolution, the fall of Allende's Chile or the return to democracy in Spain after the Franco regime, will be studied. An mp3 player with relevant interviews and radio programs on the genres or artists studied through the course will be lent to students.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Obtain and summarise relevant information from extended sequences of spoken Spanish (including radio programs, radio documentaries and lectures)
2. Analyse songs as cultural texts, using, integrating and applying the relevant historical, ethnographic, political and sociological information contained in the course materials and other sources.
3. Present and discuss analysis of songs in oral and written form.
4. Examine and understand the accent, vocabulary and grammar of different Spanish varieties as reflected in songs and radio programs.
5. Research, select, combine and integrate information relevant to a Spanish song genre and its socio-historical context, and present it in a coherent fashion.
6. Negotiate task division and contribution in a team environment. Evaluate peers’ contribution to the team task.
Test 1 25% [LO: 1,2,3,4]
Test 2 30% [LO: 1,2,3,4]
Individual Oral Presentation (Tutorial) 15% [LO: 1,2,3,4]
Collective Oral Presentation (Lecture) 10% [LO: 1,2,3,4,5,6]
Written Summary on Topic chosen by the student (600-800 words) 15% [LO: 4,5]
Class Performance and Participation 5% [LO: 1,2,3]
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3 hours per week plus at least 7 hours of regular work per week outside class.
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4410||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|