- Code SPAN2102
- 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, 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.
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:
- Understand the basic characteristics of Spanish and Latin American cultures
- Summarise Hispanic historical events and literary periods.
- Establish and maintain spoken or written exchanges related to cultural issues.
- Engage in respectful discussions about cultural differences, involving the exchange of information, opinions and experiences.
- Compare their own cultural practices to those in place within Hispanic cultures
- Express ideas through the production of original texts.
Indicative AssessmentFive 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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Workload130 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.
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