• 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, European Studies, Latin American Languages, Latin American Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. establish and maintain a spoken or written exchange related to cultural issues
  2. exchange information, opinions and experiences through discussions about cultural differences with respectful attitudes
  3. reflect on their own communication practices and how these express values of their society and culture and critically compare them with Hispanic cultures.
  4. negotiate task division and contribution in a team environment
  5. reflect on and discuss own learning as it relates to the subject matter of the course.
  6. express ideas through the production of original texts (magazine on line).

Indicative Assessment

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

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed SPAN 2001 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
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Second Semester

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

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