- Code SPAN3100
- Unit Value 6 units
The subject will analyse in depth a series of current affairs in Spain and Latin America, as well as the impact of world current affairs on the Spanish-speaking world. A set of current and historical topics and their social and historical contexts will be analyzed. The approach will be thematic rather than chronological, but within each topic, a chronology of events needed to understand the present will be explored. Throughout the course students will analyze radio and TV news, as well as material drawn from the Spanish-speaking press. Students will also write and produce their own radio program. 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 news as cultural and historical 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 current affairs topics in oral and written form.
4. Examine and understand the accent, vocabulary and grammar of different Spanish varieties as reflected in TV and radio programs.
5. Research, select, combine and integrate information relevant to a Spanish current affairs topic 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.
Term Test 1 (30%) [LO's 1 2 3 4]
Term Test 2 (20%) [LO's 1 2 3 ]
Group oral presentation (20%) [LO's 1 2 3 5 6]
Tutorial work, including blog contributions (25%) [LO's 1 2 3 4 5]
Class performance and participation (5%) [LO's 1 2 3]
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4481||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|