• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Spanish
  • Areas of interest European Languages, European Studies, Latin American Languages, Latin American Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

“I speak Spanish. Now, can I talk about the Spanish-speaking world?” This course will make students 'fluent' in culture and deepen 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, strengthening their familiarity with Hispanic culture.

Learning Outcomes

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:

  1. Explain the characteristics of Spanish and Latin American cultures.
  2. Analyse Hispanic historical events and literary periods.
  3. Establish and maintain extended 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. Critically compare their own cultural practices to those in place within Hispanic cultures.
  6. Express complex ideas through the production of original texts.

Indicative Assessment

Five online quizzes (2% each for a total 10%) LO: 1, 2, 3, 5
Tutorial participation (10%) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Oral presentation [recorded, 15min talk; 5min discussion] (10%) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Mid-term exam [in-class, 50mins] (20%) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Final exam 2 hours [during exam period ] (25%) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Research essay [2000 words] (25%) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 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 SPAN6503, 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 SPAN2102.

Prescribed Texts

Textbook and any additional readings will be posted on Wattle.


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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