LaTrobe-Contemporary Hispanic Literature

Subject 922-020 (2008)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 3-hour seminar/lecture per week
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Prerequisites: 60% or higher in 922011 Spanish Language & Culture 2B or 922215 Post-Intermediate Spanish A or 922012 Latin America Today or 922015 Study Abroad Spain or K922016 Post-Intermediate Spanish B or 922020 Contemporary Hispanic Literature or approval of the subject coordinator.
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Dr Lilit Thwaites
Subject Overview:

The emphasis in this subject is on major authors in contemporary Spanish and Latin American literature. Students will be introduced to a broad spectrum of narrative techniques and themes prevalent in the key narrative works under consideration, and will also analyse contemporary texts. All of the texts will be studied within their socio-historical and cultural context.

Assessment: Two 1500 to 2000-word essays 80% and a 15 to 20-minute oral 20%. For 4th-year students greater achievement and application of research skills and a longer presentation will be required.
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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.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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