LaTrobe-Spanish Language & Culture 2B

Subject SPAN20005 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus (Latrobe)

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1.5 hours of practical language classes and a 1.5 hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week, 55 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: LaTrobe-Spanish Language and Culture 2A or approval of the subject coordinator. Special enrolment arrangements apply. Students must contact the Faculty of Arts Office for application forms and further details.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:
Subject Overview:

In this subject students will examine a number of issues central to the sociopolitical, economic and cultural situation of Cuba, since the declaration of the Special Period (1990) until the present day. These issues will include: the socio-economic crisis; economic reform; relations with the United States; political dissidence; jineterismo; the resurgence of racism; Cuban music; religion; homosexuality; and literature. A multidisciplinary approach will be used, drawing from disciplines such as literary studies, history and sociology.

  • have continued to improve their appreciation of Hispanic literature and understanding of Hispanic culture as revealed in the language and literature.

A 1.5-hour test 35% (due at the end of semester), written work comprising of 2500 words 50%, oral exam 15%. Students must pass the end of semester written test in order to pass the subject.

This subject has the following hurdle requirements:

  • Regular participation in tutorials is required with a minimum of 75% attendance.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

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Breadth Options:

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

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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.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Spanish
Spanish Major

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