- 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
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
In this course, we will focus on Hispanic culture -or rather, cultures- through the lens of literature. We will read a variety of literary texts, mainly short stories, but also poems, brief excerpts of novels and plays, all appropriate to your level of Spanish. The selection will revolve around common aspects, for instance, the blurry boundaries between reality and fiction, truth and imagination, facts and dreams. We will read and discuss these Hispanic literary masterpieces in relation to the historical periods in which they were imagined, always with a critical eye, to gain better insight into Hispanic culture over time and space, as you expand your Spanish language skills.
Upon successful completion, students 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; and
- express ideas through the production of original texts.
- Group presentation (recorded, 20 minutes per group) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Mid-term test (in-class, 90mins) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final essay (to be submitted during exam period, 800 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Participation and Class Engagement (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Short Mid-term essay (500 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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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