• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

The subject will analyse 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 issues, and their social and historical contexts will be analyzed. The approach will be thematic rather than chronological. Throughout the course students will analyze radio news, read and discuss radio scripts in Spanish, as well as material drawn from the Spanish-speaking press. Students will also write and produce their own radio program.

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. Express ideas through the production of original texts

2. Listen to, read, extract and use information and ideas from current affairs texts related to the Spanish-speaking world.

3. Analyse and use information from spoken and written texts.

4. Apply oral skills in real speaking situations.

5. Select a range of vocabulary and grammar form and apply them in written contexts.

6. Reflect on and discuss their own communication practices and how these express values of  their society and culture

7. Demonstrate improvement of listening skills through continuous audiovisual practice

8. Apply critical thinking skills to current problems to both Hispanic world and Australia

Indicative Assessment

2 x oral presentations (60%) (LO 1-8)

2 x written exams (35%) (LO 1,2,3,6,8)

Tutorial participation (5%) (L0 1-8).

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Workload

3 hours per week plus at least 7 hours of regular work per week outside class.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed SPAN1002 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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Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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