• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, European Languages
  • Minor code SPAH-MIN

The Spanish minor 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 minor.

Learning Outcomes

  1. communicate in Spanish in a range of contexts;
  2. demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure and uses of Spanish;
  3. demonstrate a basic 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:

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

SPAN1001 - Introduction to Spanish I

SPAN1002 - Introduction to Spanish II

SPAN2001 - Continuing Spanish I

SPAN2002 - Continuing Spanish II

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

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

SPAN2107 - Picturing Latin America and Spain

SPAN2601 - The Sounds of Spanish

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

SPAN3001 - Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN3012 - Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN3030 - Advanced Spanish Topics in Language and Culture

SPAN3031 - Advanced Spanish Topics in Language and Linguistics

SPAN3100 - Violence and Power in Hispanic Literature: Crímenes Perfectos

A maximum of 6 units from the completion of the following list:

LANG3001 - Translation across Languages: The Translation of Literary Texts

LANG3002 - Translation across Languages: Specialised Material

LANG3007 - Romance Linguistics

LING2013 - Teaching Languages

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