LaTrobe-Spain Today

Subject 673-328 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 3-hour lecture/seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish 1 at an Advanced or Intermediate level or approval of the subject coordinator.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Lilit Thwaites
Subject Overview:

The focus of this subject is the present reality of Spain in its cultural and linguistic diversity (including Galicia, Catalunya and the Basque region). Topics to be examined include: the role of Spain in the modern world, the position of women and marginalised groups in contemporary Spanish society and the socio-historical background to Spain today (civil war, transition from dictatorship to democracy, the status of the autonomous regions). In relation to these facets of Spain, a range of films, texts and visual material will be considered.

Assessment: A 15-minute oral presentation 20% and two 2000-word essays 80%: one essay may be replaced by an end-of-semester test. For 3rd-year students greater achievement of discipline specific skills in their written work and a longer presentation will be required.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • enhanced analytical skills;

  • enhanced observational skills;

  • enhanced communication skills.

  • enhanced critical skills.


Special enrolment arrangements apply. Students must contact the Faculty of Arts Office for application forms and further details.

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