SPANISH 9

SPA4009

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this advanced language subject students will examine contemporary representations of the impact of Spanish colonisation on the New World and the effect of the drug culture on Colombian society in two novels, one by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the other by Laura Restrepo.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIsabel Moutinho

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SPA4008 or equivalent/coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SPA3ADA, SPA1A11, SPA2A11, SPA3A11

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Completion of this subject and SPA312 means students are eligible to undertake the LOTE Teaching Method through the Victorian institute of TEaching (VIT).

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSPANISH 11 Subject ReaderPrescribedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Can express myself fluently without much searching for expressions. I can use language effectively for most social and professional purposes.

Activities:
Oral presentations, group discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

02. Can follow complex interactions in group discussion and debate.

Activities:
Listening exercises and tutorial assignments Group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Can quickly scan texts for relevant information, and grasp main topic of text. Can read with ease most forms of the written language, including abstract, structurally or linguistically complex texts such as manuals, specialised articles and literary works.

Activities:
Reading activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Can write in Spanish and show a good organizational structure, which enables the message to be followed without much effort. I can write with an understanding of the style and content appropriate to the task. I can produce text which is proof-read and laid out in accordance with relevant conventions. I can present and support arguments well.

Activities:
In-class compositions, translations into Spanish.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Demonstrate awareness of different cultural practices and historical context in Spain.

Activities:
Oral presentation; written work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.5 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One oral presentation (800-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 05
Written work (3,200-word equivalent)80 04, 05