Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stewart King


Previously coded SPN2040


This unit seeks to develop further language skills acquired in ATS1193. Particular emphasis will be placed on oral and written academic discourse. The culture component will consolidate students understanding of Spanish and Latin American societies and cultures through lectures, readings and visual culture. In addition, the unit will consolidate critical thought and research reasoning skills.


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

  1. Converse in Spanish for approximately 25 minutes about past, present and future activities;
  2. Use the following tenses and moods: the present habitual, the present progressive, the present perfect, preterit and imperfect, the informal and formal future, the present and imperfect subjunctive, and the imperative;
  3. Write compositions of up to 1500 words in Spanish, with the help of a Spanish-English dictionary and a reference grammar;
  4. Engage in complex conversations and discussions in Spanish, about themselves and political and social issues;
  5. Read and comprehend articles and narrative and descriptive literary texts of up to 2000 words in Spanish;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of Hispanic cultures and societies;
  7. Demonstrate consolidation of critical thought and research reasoning skills.


Culture component: 50%
Written and oral language tasks: 20%
Written and listening language examination: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Stewart King

Contact hours

One 1-hour cultural tutorial and three 1-hour language tutorials

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

Spanish and Latin American studies