- Code SPAN6516
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, European Studies, Language Studies, Latin American Studies
History of the Spanish Language is an introduction to the main concepts and methods of the analysis of Spanish across time. The course focuses on the evolution of Spanish from Latin, paying attention to the changes in its components (sounds, verbs, configurations, etc.) and to the external history of the language in Spain and the world. Students will examine Spanish in its historical and changing nature.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the structures of Spanish across time using proper specialized terminology.
- Describe the changing and evolving nature of Spanish.
- Produce a critical summary on a linguistic topic.
- Demonstrate improvement in oral and written communication at an advanced level.
- Analyse research methodology and/or conclusions of relevant scholarly publications in the field.
Indicative AssessmentExams (2, 2 hours each, in-class) 17.5% each for a total of 35% (LO 1, 2, 4)
Oral presentation 20% (15 min; with PowerPoint or handout) (LO 1, 2, 4)
Critical summary of linguistic reading (1200 words) 20% (LO 1-4)
Research analysis paper (1500 words) 25% (LO 1-5)
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WorkloadThree hours of lectures and tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to commit a further 7 hours of independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4640||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|