Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is an introduction to the historical, social and cultural realities of Latin America and Spain through a number of case studies. It focuses on such topics as colonialism, art and society, politics and history, and other relevant areas. Learning activities are designed to help students grow in their intercultural understanding and academic writing skills.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJose Luis Fernandez Castillo

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesClass exercises in pairs and groups.In-class discussions.Quizzes and test.All reading for class.oral presentations & test.

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
COMMUNICATION - Digital Capability
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Express him/herself fluently in Spanish and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
02. Produce clear, well-structured, detailed Spanish language text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
03. Understand a wide range of Spanish language texts, including academic texts, and demonstrate critical thinking in relation to them.
04. Use the Spanish language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
05. Demonstrate awareness of sociolinguistic topics in the Hispanic world

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJose Luis Fernandez Castillo

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Quizzes (1,600-word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

End of semester test (1,200-word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Oral presentation in class followed by discussion (1,200-word equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5