• 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, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, European Studies, Language Studies, Latin American Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

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.

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. Demonstrate understanding of the structures of Spanish across time using proper specialized terminology.
  2. Describe the changing and evolving nature of Spanish.
  3. Produce a critical summary on a linguistic topic.
  4. Demonstrate improvement in oral and written communication at an advanced level.
  5. Analyse research methodology and/or conclusions of relevant scholarly publications in the field.

Indicative Assessment

Exam, 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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Workload

130 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.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed SPAN6504 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 SPAN2603.

Prescribed Texts

Readings will be posted on the course Wattle site.

Fees

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:
1
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
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

There are no current offerings for this course.

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