Spanish Thesis

Subject SPAN40001 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with the supervisor over 2 consecutive semesters of enrolment. Usually 2 contact hours per week or as arranged with the supervisor.
Total Time Commitment:

10 hours per week, 240 hours total.


Admission to the post graduate diploma or honours in Spanish and Latin American Studies .

Please note this thesis subject is currently being phased out and is only available to students who commenced their Honours/PD-Arts program prior to 2013. Students wishing to enrol in Honours/PD-Arts from 2013 will need to enrol in a 50 point thesis subject as per the course requirements for BH-Arts & PD-Arts.



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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:

The honours thesis in Spanish and Latin American Studies provides students with the opportunity to develop research techniques and to benefit from the experience of researching and writing an independent thesis on a topic of their choice. The thesis is normally written in Spanish but special permission may be obtained from the Head of the Spanish Section for the thesis to be written in English.

  • Demonstrated mastery of research techniques and methodologies appropriate to a field of Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Ability to devise and structure an extended and coherently argued piece of written work
  • Contribution to the Spanish and Latin American studies discipline

A thesis of 10 000 words + a summary of 2000 words (in Spanish if thesis is written in English; in English if the thesis is written in Spanish), due on week 12 of second semester (100%).

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Recommended Texts:

Not Applicable. The building of a thorough reading list for the topic is part of the subject.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Gain research skills, through frequent and systematic use of the library and other information sources, the definition of areas of inquiry and familiarisation with research methods.
  • Gain critical thinking and analysis
  • Understand social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness/openness to the world: through the contextualisation of judgements and knowledge, developing a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and new aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture, and by formulating arguments
  • Gain ability to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically.
  • Gain attention to detail

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