Spanish in a Global World

Subject SPAN90002 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours (3 hours of seminars or tutorials per week for 12 weeks)
Total Time Commitment:

140 hours


Admission to the Masters of Applied Linguistics (MC-APLING)



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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 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:


Dr Vicente Perez De Leon


Vicente Pérez de León


Subject Overview:

This subject offers students the opportunity to engage with contemporary as well as historical debates and research findings in the field of Spanish and Latin American Studies. In particular it focuses on aspects of Spanish and Latin American languages and cultures in a global world, including the study of Spanish for academic purposes or different linguistic varieties of Spanish or Spanish in the English-speaking context. This subject involves historical, transnational, gender, cross-cultural, musical, anthropological, intergenerational or trans-historical perspectives. Examples of topics that may be covered are Spanish and Latin American Contemporary Music; Contemporary Hispanic Film; Gender Studies; Food Studies; Spanish Golden Age Studies, among others.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this subject students should have:

  • developed an in-depth knowledge of several contemporary or historical topics in the Spanish-speaking world involving transnational, cross-cultural, intergenerational or transhistorical perspectives;
  • engaged intellectually with cultural, social and linguistic issues facing the Spanish language and Spanish-speakers in a global world;
  • demonstrated an ability to process and communicate information effectively about the place of Spain and Latin America in global contexts;
  • demonstrate a deep appreciation of the value of cultural diversity and of other cultures;
  • Individual class presentation (15 minutes, equivalent to 1,000 words), due during semester (20%)
  • Literature review (equivalent to 1,000 words), due mid-semester (20%)
  • Research essay (equivalent to 3,000 words), due end of semester (60%)
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have -

  • developed an understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts
  • acquired an international awareness/openness to the contemporary and historical Hispanic world
  • learnt how to contextualise judgments and knowledge
  • learnt how to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically through assignments, tutorial discussions and class presentations.
  • gained skills in public speaking and confidence in self-expression through tutorial participation and class presentations.
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Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Modern Languages - 100 Point Program

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