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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Stewart King


Previously coded SPN3070


This unit provides students with an introduction to conducting research in Spanish and Latin American Studies. In consultation with the unit coordinator, students will choose their own research topic, define a question, prepare critical readings and an annotated bibliography and write up a research project. This unit will enable students to read critically and record responses to readings; to synthesise and evaluate diverse material on a single topic; to search databases for articles and books relevant to their research area; to present and distinguish the ideas of others according to academic conventions.


At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. interpret and discuss a range of Spanish and Latin American cultural products and political discourses;
  2. have an understanding of contemporary critical theories and their application to Spanish and Latin American contexts;
  3. have a greater understanding of Spanish and Latin American cultures and societies;
  4. develop sophisticated oral and written expression in Spanish.


Written work (2,000 words) 45%
Final research project (2,500 words) 55%

Chief examiner(s)

Stewart King

Contact hours

One 3-hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Spanish and Latin American studies


ATS1196 or ATS2196


ATS2197, ATS2209, ATS3209