Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is an introduction to the historical, social and cultural realities of Latin America and Spain through the study of Hispanic cinema dealing with 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-ordinatorMeredith Wrigley

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesGroup discussions, writing activities, writing activity (reflective journal), writing activity (essay)

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
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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Think, write and speak critically about the cultural, social and historical content of Spanish and Latin American films.
02. Think, write and speak critically about film techniques, including how cinematic language is used to convey messages.
03. Write a reflective journal tracking the development of your understanding of Spanish and Latin American films during the semester.
04. Research and analyse additional Spanish and Latin American films not discussed in class.

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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-ordinatorMeredith Wrigley

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.50 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
In-class critical discussion of Spanish and Latin American films.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Quizzes (1600 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

End of semester test (1200 word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Oral presentation in class followed by discussion (1200 word equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4