SPANISH HONOURS SPECIAL SUBJECT

SPA4HSS

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The subject involves detailed, specialised study of one specific area within Spanish and Latin American Studies in a weekly seminar. The emphasis is on expanding students' understanding of the discipline.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites A major in Spanish with a B average and a coordinator's approval to enrol in Honours.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to communicate in written Spanish at the threshold of language professionalism; ability to report and summarize arguments; ability to express complex ideas.

Activities:
Research essays
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing

02. Ability to participate in class discussions using the appropriate register of Spanish; ability to express themselves fluently and convey finer shades of meaning.

Activities:
Seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking

03. Ability to read with ease most forms of Spanish including linguistically complex texts, specialized articles and literary works; ability to locate and use resources to investigate a research question.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving

04. Ability to synthesize and perform critical analysis of texts and to develop and evaluate arguments.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving

05. Ability to create and explore research questions, find resources and build arguments.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Teamwork

06. Ability to interact in pairs or small groups for class discussions, with commitment to shared goals and appropriate interpersonal skills.

Activities:
Class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

07. Familiarity with Spanish cultural production, and with ethical research activity.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

08. Understanding of and engagement with research and learning as a continuous, changing process.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Essay 1 (3,200-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Research essay 2 (3,200-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Seminar presentation (1,600-word equivalent)20 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Essay 1 (3,200-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Research essay 2 (3,200-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Seminar presentation (1,600-word equivalent)20 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08