SPANISH HONOURS SPECIAL SUBJECT

SPA4HSS

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The subject involves detailed, specialised study of one specific area within Spanish and Latin American Studies in a weekly seminar. The emphasis is on expanding students' understanding of the discipline.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites A major in Spanish with a B average and a coordinator's approval to enrol in Honours.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to communicate in written Spanish at the threshold of language professionalism; ability to report and summarize arguments; ability to express complex ideas.

Activities:
Research essays
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

02. Ability to participate in class discussions using the appropriate register of Spanish; ability to express themselves fluently and convey finer shades of meaning.

Activities:
Seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

03. Ability to read with ease most forms of Spanish including linguistically complex texts, specialized articles and literary works; ability to locate and use resources to investigate a research question.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

04. Ability to synthesize and perform critical analysis of texts and to develop and evaluate arguments.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

05. Ability to create and explore research questions, find resources and build arguments.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

06. Ability to interact in pairs or small groups for class discussions, with commitment to shared goals and appropriate interpersonal skills.

Activities:
Class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

07. Familiarity with Spanish cultural production, and with ethical research activity.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

08. Understanding of and engagement with research and learning as a continuous, changing process.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Essay 1 (3,200-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Research essay 2 (3,200-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Seminar presentation (1,600-word equivalent)20 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Class requirements

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*
Research Essay 1 (3,200-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Research essay 2 (3,200-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Seminar presentation (1,600-word equivalent)20 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08