- Total units 48 Units
- Major code SPAH-MAJ
- Academic career Undergraduate
The Spanish major will give student the opportunity to include the study of the Spanish language and its associated cultures in their degrees. Spanish is a major international language with more than 400 million speakers. It is the third most spoken language in the world (after Mandarin Chinese and English) and the national language of 22 countries (Spain and most of Central and South America, as well as Equatorial Guinea in Africa). It is also an official language of the European Union and a major second language in the United States. A great number of people all over the world learn it as a foreign language. Spanish shares with English a common Indo-European origin, and is relatively accessible to English speakers. Studying Spanish as a major can have multiple cultural and linguistic benefits, beyond the immediate learning of language and culture.
Students beginning this major at introductory level follow a different pathway to complete the major.
Language level placement tests are held prior to commencement.
Students are advised to check prerequisites carefully and plan their major accordingly.
Due to structural changes in the undergraduate program rules in 2012, the courses that make up the new 2012 majors may be different to the pre-2012 majors, and therefore some courses cannot be counted between majors. Students are advised to contact the CASS Student Office if they are unsure about their Majors.
Students who complete this major will have the knowledge and skills to:
- express themselves confidently in a formal or informal register, appropriate to the situation and person concerned.
- read, comprehend and infer authors’ meaning in newspapers, magazines, literary and critical texts in Spanish.
- demonstrate understanding of the linguistic nature of Spanish
- engage with authentic media such as news, movies, graphic novels, podcasts/vodcasts and music by summarizing, analysing, evaluating and criticizing their content.
- write texts in Spanish in the appropriate genre, with correct grammatical structures and thematic vocabulary relevant to the level of the student
- write and perform creative/imaginative texts (theatre plays, radio programs) individually and collaboratively
All Language Studies (LANG) courses must have a Course Topic of Spanish to be included in this major.
This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:
A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:
|Intermediate Spanish I
|Intermediate Spanish II (Language and Culture)
|Intermediate Spanish II (Language and Linguistics)
|Advanced Spanish topics in Language and Culture
|Advanced Spanish Topics in Language and Linguistics
A minimum of 24 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:
|Introduction to Spanish I
|Introduction to Spanish II
|Continuing Spanish I
|Continuing Spanish II
|Living Hispanic Language
|CULTURA, cultura, kultura, Spanish Language and Culture Workshop 2B
|The Sounds of Spanish
|The Structure of Spanish
|History of the Spanish language. A linguistic time travel
|Language variation across the Spanish-speaking world
|Current Affairs in the Spanish-speaking World
|Music and Society in the Spanish Speaking World
A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:
|Acquiring Pragmatics of a Second Language
|Translation across Languages: the translation of literary texts
|Translation across Languages: specialised material
|Language and Society in Latin America
|Language and Identity in a European Context
|LANG 3023: Translation Workshop
|Critical Readings for Translators