this course is intended to develop critical thought, improve oral communication and strengthen written proficiency in order to prepare students for advanced written and oral assignments in upper-level courses. It provides students with an overview of Spanish and Latin American literature, art, history and popular culture (folklore, dance, festivals, food, etc). Students will explore the incredible cultural material appropriate to their level afforded by technologically mediated tools and media. Students will be exposed to a variety of e-texts, films, video clips, audio-clips, newspapers, TV series and images. Students will have the opportunity to experience the culture first hand through creating and partaking in an end of semester fiesta. Community guest speakers will be invited to conduct workshops on topics such as dancing and cooking.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- establish and maintain a spoken or written exchange related to cultural issues
- exchange information, opinions and experiences through discussions about cultural differences with respectful attitudes
- reflect on their own communication practices and how these express values of their society and culture and critically compare them with Hispanic cultures.
- negotiate task division and contribution in a team environment
- reflect on and discuss own learning as it relates to the subject matter of the course.
- express ideas through the production of original texts (magazine on line).
Two oral presentations (25%) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4;
Two written exams (50%) LO: 1, 3, 6;
Performance participation in the fiesta (15%) LO: 2, 3, 4, 6;
Tutorial participation and learning reflection (10%) LO: 5;
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1 hour lecture and 2 hours tutorials.
It is expected that students will spend an additional six hours per week studying this course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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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|
|3414||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|