- 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, a linguistic time travel 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 and will explore the main literary works from a linguistic and cultural perspective.
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 AssessmentExam, 2 hours (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4]
Oral presentation, 15 min (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4]
Writing task and presentation, approx. 2000 words and approx. 15 min (35%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Class engagement (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 3 hours of class per week, and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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