SPANISH 6

SPA3006

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

In this subject students combine the further development of language skills through a variety of activities, with the study of aspects of Spanish and Latin American cultural and literary texts. Grammatical study is complemented by advanced practical oral work. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship entails deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world, being able to recognize the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries, and work with diverse communities now and in the future.



SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SPA3005 or VCE Spanish or equivalent or coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SPA2INB, SPA2BEB, SPA3BEB, SPA1IN6, SPA2IN6, SPA3IN6, SPA3INB, SPA2006

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAula 4 Internacional Libro del alumno,PrescribedCorpas, J. et al. 2014 editionDIFUSION
ReadingsCrónica de una muerte anunciadaPrescribedGarcía Márquez, Gabriel.ANY EDITION

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Comprehension: Ability to understand the main ideas of a complex text on a variety of topics

Activities:
All the cultural readings and reading comprehension exercises.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving

02. Speaking: Ability to present your ideas and to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity with your colleagues and with native speakers of Spanish

Activities:
The regular group or paired class discussions, the group and paired oral presentations, engaging in dialogue with visiting Spanish-speaking writers or scholars when these take place.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Life-Long Learning
Teamwork

03. Writing: Ability to produce a clear, detailed text on a reasonable range of subjects. Ability to synthesise in writing various ideas on a cultural subject and to formulate an argument of your own about them.

Activities:
Writing up notes following your classes. Practice writing exercises exchanged for correction by other students in class. Focusing on grammatical accuracy. Writing practice answers to possible essay topics.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

04. Inquiry and research, critical thinking: Ability to explain a view point on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. Ability to undertake extensive research in Spanish for your essay and to understand and analyse a variety of scholarly articles you will encounter.

Activities:
Finding appropriate academic sources for your essay and for the oral presentation. Learning to sift through sources and use them judiciously to strengthen your arguments. Realizing the advantages of doing this in many other aspects of your life after graduating.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Critical Thinking
Life-Long Learning
Inquiry/ Research

05. Comprehension, speaking and writing: Ability to identify and understand different linguistic registers, and to know in which situation to use one or the other will be covered.

Activities:
Aural comprehension practice to learn to understand how to speak in different contexts. Listening to news bulletins, interviews, native speakers.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

06. In-depth analysis, critique and elucidation of the different South American socio-cultural reality presented in the novel studied. Being able to resolve situations of tension created in class by other students' different reactions to the novel's actions.

Activities:
Reading the novel, pondering its puzzling situation, and discussing it in detail in the seminars: learning to evaluate the moral and social code of conduct it presents; learning to accept a different world view, increasing your tolerance for cultural difference by comparing your reactions with other students'.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"The lecture covers the main grammatical points studied."

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1.5-hour end of semester written exam (1,200-word equivalent)30 01, 03, 05
One 15-minute oral exam (400-word equivalent)10 02, 05
In-class group oral presentation (800-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 05, 06
Written work (1,600-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05