• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, European Studies, Literature, Latin American Studies
  • Major code SPAH-MAJ

The Spanish major provides students with the skills needed to develop an ability to understand, speak, read and write Spanish. Students are exposed to Spanish as used across the Spanish-speaking world, and a wide variety of sources are drawn on. In this way, different cultural expressions of the Spanish-speaking world are incorporated into the classes to enhance the language-learning experience. Students also have the opportunity to deepen their understanding and strengthen their language skills through specialist courses in Hispanic linguistics and Hispanic literatures. Students with existing knowledge of Spanish can begin at a more advanced level, and the exact sequence of courses depends on the level at which the student begins the major.

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 major.

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

12 - 24 units from the completion of the following:

SPAN3001 - Intermediate Spanish I (6 units)

SPAN3012 - Intermediate Spanish II (6 units)

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

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

24 - 36 units from the completion of the following:

SPAN1001 - Introduction to Spanish I

SPAN1002 - Introduction to Spanish II

SPAN2001 - Continuing Spanish I

SPAN2002 - Continuing Spanish II

SPAN2005 - Beasts, Monsters, Humans: Alterity and Hybridity in Hispanic Literature

SPAN2102 - Más que palabras: A Literary Journey around the Hispanic World

SPAN2107 - Cinema from the Spanish-speaking World

SPAN2601 - The Sounds of Spanish

SPAN2603 - History of the Spanish language. A Linguistic Time Travel

SPAN2604 - Multilingualism and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

SPAN3100 - Violence and Power in Hispanic Literature: Crímenes Perfectos

A maximum of 12 units from the completion of the following list (provided that there is a clear and assessed Spanish component):

LANG3001 - Translation across Languages: The Translation of Literary Texts

LANG3002 - Translation across Languages: Specialised Material

LANG3007 - Romance Linguistics

LING2013 - Teaching Languages

LING2029 - Language, Assessment and Policy

LING2101 - Second Language Acquisition

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