SPANISH 6

SPA3006

2015

Credit points: 15

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.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIsabel Moutinho

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SPA3005, VCE Spanish or equivalent/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 libro del alumno,PrescribedCorpas, J., Garmendia, A. and Soriano, C.DIFUSION
ReadingsCronica de una muerte anunciadaPrescribedGarcia Marquez, 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 (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (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 (Speaking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Teamwork (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 (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (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 (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (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 (Life-Long Learning)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (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 (Teamwork)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIsabel Moutinho

Class requirements

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

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*
one 1.5-hour end of semester written test (1,200-word equivalent)30 01, 03, 05
one 15-minute oral exam (400-word equivalent)10 02, 05
regular oral/aural exercises (800-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 05
written work (1,600-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05