• 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, European Studies, Latin American Languages, Latin American Studies

“I speak Spanish. Now, can I talk about the Spanish-speaking world?” This course will make students 'fluent' in culture and confident in their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world. The course provides students with an overview of Spanish and Latin American history, literature, art, and "high" and "pop" culture, through the exploration of cultural material (texts, films, images) appropriate to their level of Spanish. The course will enable students to engage in informed (spoken and written) exchanges on culturally ingrained issues, preparing them for upper-level courses, as well as for experiences such as study-abroad and cultural exchanges in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, student will have the knowledge and skills to:

    1.  Understand the basic characteristics of Spanish and Latin American cultures
    2.  Summarise Hispanic historical events and literary periods.
    3.  Establish and maintain spoken or written exchanges related to cultural issues.
    4.  Engage in respectful discussions about cultural differences, involving the exchange of information, opinions and experiences.
    5.  Compare their own cultural practices to those in place within Hispanic cultures
    6.  Express ideas through the production of original texts.

    Indicative Assessment

    Five online quizzes (3% each for a total 15%) LO: 1, 2, 3, 5
    Tutorial participation (10%) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Oral presentation [recorded, 7min talk; 3min discussion] (10%) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Mid-term exam [in-class, 50mins] (30%) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Final exam 2 hours [during exam period] (35%) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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    130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 12 hours of lectures and 24 hours of tutorials; b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

    Requisite and Incompatibility

    To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed SPAN2001 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. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed SPAN6515.





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    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.

    Units EFTSL
    6.00 0.12500
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2017 $2856
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2017 $4080
    Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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    Second Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    9361 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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