• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code ADHL-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Advanced Hispanic Linguistics Minor

The Minor in Advanced Hispanic Linguistics is designed to provide students with an opportunity to establish a basic linguistic knowledge of the Spanish language. It is aimed at students who want to raise the level of their Spanish through detailed study of the linguistic aspects of the language. Courses include those that will enhance Spanish language skills (through the study of the sounds and structure of Spanish from a linguistic perspective), and othersthat focus on linguistic features in relation to history, society and culture. ANU is home to leading scholars in Australia in Hispanic Linguistics, and is the only university in Australia to offer Hispanic Linguistic courses in Spanish. The Minor in Advanced Hispanic is an ideal way to take advantage of this expertise.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this minor, students will be able to:
  1. Function effectively and confidently in Spanish in a variety of contexts at an advanced level.
  2. Engage in informed discussions about cultural, social and linguistic aspects of the Hispanic world. Conduct basic analyses of linguistic data based on theoretical concepts.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the rich history of language variation and changeacross the Spanish-speaking world.
  4. Carry outa research project on an aspect of Spanish linguistics, finding relevant literature and structuring, writing and presenting a comprehensive text in Spanish following the writing and academic conventions of the Spanish-speaking countries
  5. Understand and use advanced grammatical structures when expressing themselves in oral and written form.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
SPAN3022 Intermediate Spanish II (Language and Linguistics) 6
SPAN3031 Advanced Spanish Topics in Language and Linguistics 6

A maximum of 18 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
SPAN2602 The Structure of Spanish 6
SPAN2603 History of the Spanish language. A linguistic time travel 6
SPAN2604 Language variation across the Spanish-speaking world 6
LANG3004 Language and Society in Latin America 6
LANG3005 Language and Identity in a European Context 6
SPAN2601 The Sounds of Spanish 6
LANG2103 Acquiring Pragmatics of a Second Language 6
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