LaTrobe-Spanish Language & Culture 3A

Subject SPAN30009 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, 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 x 1.5 hour practical class and 1 x 1.5 hour culture/literature 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.
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:

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 and television, literature and the 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.

Written work of 2500 words 50%, 15 min oral presentation 15% 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.

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:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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 Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Spanish
Spanish Major

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