• 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, Latin American Languages, Language Studies, Latin American Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Catherine Travis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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This course aims to equip students to understand and use Spanish at an advanced level. Different topics related to Hispanic Linguistics are covered, to help students develop linguistic awareness and thereby enhance their oral, written and comprehension skills. Specific topics covered may vary from year to year. Students will apply linguistic theory across cultural, social and linguistic aspects of the Hispanic world.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. function effectively and confidently at an advanced level in Spanish in a variety of contexts;
  2. use advanced grammatical structures when expressing themselves in oral and written form, in casual, formal and academic contexts;
  3. conduct theory-informed analyses of linguistic data;
  4. lead discussions about cultural, social and linguistic aspects of the Hispanic world.
  5. conduct original research on topics related to cultural, social and linguistic aspects of the Hispanic world.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 2 x in-class tests (50 min) (15% each = 30%) (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Research project, made up of four parts (null) [LO null]
  3. -written abstract, 500 words, 10% (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. -presentation to class, 10 min, 10% (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. -written project report, 2000 words, 20% (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  6. -final presentation to class 10 min, 10% (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  7. Participation (reading questions and in-class activities) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 42 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 3.5 hours of class per week, and
b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed SPAN6508 or SPAN6022 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 SPAN3031.

Prescribed Texts

Readings to be posted on Wattle.

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of SPAN6508, SPAN6022 or equivalent level of language competency as demonstrated by placement test.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Spanish in contact with English around the world
4781 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

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