• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Spanish
  • Areas of interest European Languages
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. communicate efficiently in oral and written language at an advanced level using appropriate tense, complex verb structures such as passive and impersonal and topical vocabulary specifically related to contemporary and historic Spanish Society. (All assessments)
  2. understand complex arguments in Spanish and apply them to a variety of written texts and oral discourse. (Assessment 1 & 4)
  3. interact meaningfully with native speakers and organise the information obtained in an extensive essay. (Assessments 1 & 3)
  4. analyse and critique a variety of text genres and films in Spanish within the socio-historical and cultural context of Spanish-speaking societies. (Assessment 3)
  5. engage in an informed debate about socio-historical, cultural and literary aspects of the Hispanic world (Assessments 1, 3 & 4)
  6. Negotiate task division and contribution in a team environment. Evaluate peers’ contribution to the team task (Assessment 1).

Indicative Assessment

Graduate students may attend joint lectures with undergraduates. Assessment will include additional assignment work and a research essay.

  • Collective oral presentation including peer group assessment of contribution to group work (10%),
  • 1500-1800 words creative writing (30%),
  • 1500-1800 words research essay (30%), and
  • 1500-1800 word analytical comparison and review of argument structures (30%).

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3.5 hours of classes per week plus at least 6.5 hours of regular work per week outside class.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed SPAN6509 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.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2852 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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