• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest European Languages, World Literature, Latin American Languages, Language Studies, Linguistics
  • Minor code ASPA-MIN

The Advanced Spanish Studies minor is for students who already have a high level of competence in Spanish. It aims to deepen students’ knowledge and critical understanding of Spanish language and culture, while continuing to improve their fluency in the language, in reading and listening comprehension as well as oral and written expression. The courses included in this Advanced Minor allow students to examine in detail linguistic, cultural, social, political and historical aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. As well as advanced language courses, students can choose from courses in literature, linguistics, film, society, music, high and popular culture, current affairs, and more.

Learning Outcomes

  1. communicate proficiently and confidently in Spanish;

  2. identify the structure and uses of Spanish;

  3. demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and linguistics aspects of Spanish language and societies and their socio-historical context;

  4. construct a schema of the connections between the Spanish language and its geographical, social and cultural origins; and

  5. recognise the importance of intercultural communication.
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(All Language Studies (LANG) courses must have a Course Topic of Spanish to be included in this minor.)

This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

6 - 24 units from the completion of the following:

SPAN3012 - Intermediate Spanish II (Language and Culture) (6 units)

SPAN3022 - Intermediate Spanish II (Language and Linguistics) (6 units)

SPAN3030 - Advanced Spanish topics in Language and Culture (6 units)

SPAN3031 - Advanced Spanish Topics in Language and Linguistics (6 units)

A maximum of 18 units from the completion of the following list:

SPAN2102 - CULTURA, cultura, kultura: Spanish Language and Culture Workshop (6 units)

SPAN2107 - Cinema from the Spanish-speaking World (6 units)

SPAN2601 - The Sounds of Spanish (6 units)

SPAN2602 - The Structure of Spanish (6 units)

SPAN2603 - History of the Spanish language. A linguistic time travel (6 units)

SPAN2604 - Multilingualism and indigenous peoples in the Americas (6 units)

SPAN3001 - Intermediate Spanish I (6 units)

SPAN3100 - Current Affairs in the Spanish-speaking World (6 units)

SPAN3101 - Music and Society in the Spanish Speaking World (6 units)

LANG3004 - Language and Society in Latin America (6 units)

A maximum of 12 units from the completion of the following list:

LANG3001 - Translation across Languages: the translation of literary texts (6 units)

LANG3002 - Translation across Languages: specialised material (6 units)

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