• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Mario Martin
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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This course aims to extend the students' ability to communicate clearly and effectively both in spoken and written Spanish. A variety of literary, non-literary texts and audiovisual material will be used to further develop the students' communicative competence and give them an understanding of different cultural issues in Spanish-speaking societies. A wide variety of topics contained in contemporary comics and graphic novels from different Spanish-speaking countries will be explored. 

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. communicate at an intermediate level that will enable them to function effectively and confidently in Spanish.
  2. respond appropriately in Spanish in unpredictable situations.
  3. understand and use most Spanish grammatical structures when expressing themselves in oral and written form.
  4. demonstrate a sufficient range of language to describe unpredictable situations, and express thoughts on topics arising in the cultural sources covered in class.

Indicative Assessment

Mid-semester examination, in-class exam, 90 min (20%) [Learning Outcomes 3, 4]
Writing task, 300 words (15%) [Learning Outcomes 3, 4]
Oral presentation, 5 min (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
Writing project, 1200 words (20%) [Learning Outcomes 3, 4]
Final examination, during exam period, 120 min (25%) [Learning Outcomes 3, 4]
Class performance and participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 42 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 3.5 hours of class per week, and
b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed SPAN2002 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test.You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed SPAN6507. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

All Required Resources will be available in digital format on the course website, or will be distributed in class.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of the continuing level in the Spanish major.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2123 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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