LaTrobe-Spanish Language & Culture 3A

Subject 922-009 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 1.5-hour practical class and one 1.5-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 5.5 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: 60% or higher in LaTrobe-Spanish Language & Culture 2B or LaTrobe-Post Intermediate Spanish A or LaTrobe-Post Intermediate Spanish B 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.

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Ana Maria Ducasse

Subject Overview: This is an advanced language subject which will focus on: (i) aural, oral and written language skills at an advanced level; (ii) aspects of diverse registers of Spanish language and regional variations; (iii) aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture. Students will work with a range of audio, audio-visual and written materials drawn primarily from cinema, television, radio and press.
  • have an appreciation of the features of Peninsular and Latin American Spanish, including regional and social variation, register variation and on-going changes in the contemporary language, especially as seen through the media and through film.
Assessment: Written work of 3500 words 65% and a 1.5-hour test 35% (due at the end of semester). Special assignments for 4th-year students. Students must pass the end of semester written test in order to pass the subject.
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Breadth Options:

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Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • enhanced analytical skills;
  • enhanced observational skills;
  • enhanced communication skills.
  • enhanced critical skills.
Notes: Special enrolment arrangements apply. Students must contact the Faculty of Arts Office for application forms and further details.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Spanish)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Spanish
Spanish Major

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