LaTrobe-Catalan Beginners 2A/3A

Subject 922-023 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of practical classes per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Available to students who have passed another Romance language subject, such as Spanish 1 or an approved equivalent with 60% or higher. Coordinator's approval is required.

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:


Ana Maria Ducasse

Subject Overview:

This is an introduction to the Catalan language and to the culture of that part of Spain in which Catalan is spoken. Regular work with video and audio tapes, written exercises and reading preparation are set. A wide spectrum of audio, video and written materials are available direct from Catalonia which help to reinforce the everyday use of the language. Various aspects of Catalan civilisation are introduced and the problematic coexistence of Catalan alongside Spanish, especially in relation to Barcelona, is explored.

Objectives: .

Short written compositions 25%, grammar exercises 10%, two oral tests 10%, weekly quizzes 10%, two aural tests 15% and two written tests 30% (due mid-semester and at the end of semester).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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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. This subject depends on the availability of a Catalan lecturer.

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