Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students examine key literary texts from the Hispanic world. Students will be introduced to literary analysis as a tool to delve into crucial aspects that have shaped Hispanic societies. Through the study of literature students will also improve their general command of the Spanish language and refine their writing and oral 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 ActivitiesOral presentations, group discussions, reading activities, written work, research product.

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

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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
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much searching for expressions. They will be able to use language flexibly and effectively for almost all social and professional purposes.
02. Effectively scan texts in Spanish for relevant information, and grasp the main topic of texts. They will be able to read with ease virtually all forms of written Spanish, including abstract, structurally or linguistically complex texts.
03. Write well-organised, coherent texts in Spanish. They will demonstrate a knowledge of the style and content appropriate to different written tasks, and will be able to present supported arguments. They will be able to produce proof-read texts with minimal errors and adhere to relevant conventions.
04. Demonstrate awareness of cultural issues in the Hispanic world.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeredith Wrigley

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Two 1.50 hour seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Oral presentation (800 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO4

Two written tests (1600 words equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Literature analysis essay (1600 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4