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SPN3050 - Spanish Studies 5

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Marisa Cordella


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Intermediate spoken and written Spanish, and an introduction to modern Spanish and Hispanic America culture and society. The language of instruction is Spanish.


On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

11. Converse in Spanish for 20-25 minutes about past, current and hypothetical issues as well as engage in complex conversations and discussions about historical, political and social matters.
12. Be able to comprehend T.V/radio news reports from different Spanish speaking regions and Hispanic American countries.
13. Write descriptive, narrative, fiction and argumentative passages of up to 1000 words in Spanish, with the help of a Spanish-English dictionary and a reference grammar.
14. Read and comprehend articles using a variety of registers and styles of writing of up to 3500 words in Spanish.
15. Demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of Hispanic cultures and societies.


1 listening comprehension test (750 words): 10%
Compositions (1000 words): 20%
Mid-term test (750 words): 15%
Culture tasks (1000 words): 30% +
Final language exam (1000 words): 30%
Additional comment: All assessment will be in Spanish.

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 2 x 1 hour tutorials) per week plus 1 hour spanish on-line


SPN2040 or permission


SPN1050, SPN2050