• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, World Literature, Language Studies, Latin American Studies
  • 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, literary and historical aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.

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 - 18 units from the completion of the following:

SPAN3012 - Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN3030 - Advanced Spanish Topics in Language and Culture

SPAN3031 - Advanced Spanish Topics in Language and Linguistics

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

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

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

SPAN2107 - Cinema from the Spanish-speaking World

SPAN2603 - History of the Spanish Language: A Linguistic Time Travel

SPAN3001 - Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN3100 - Violence and Power in Hispanic Literature: Crímenes Perfectos

A maximum of 12 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

LING2029 - Assessing Language

LING3101 - Second Language Acquisition

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