units

APG5207

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Dr Carlos Uxo

Notes

The unit is offered as a Winter Semester unit - see the Winter Arts ProgramWinter Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/winter-program.html) page for further information.

Synopsis

This unit aims to provide a basic foundation in the basic language skills essential to fieldwork. The skills of listening, speaking, and reading Spanish are the focus, together with an introduction to contemporary Latin American social and political history and culture. It is specifically designed for those students who have little or no knowledge of the language and wish to develop the language and cultural competencies required for fieldwork.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, learners should be able to:

  1. Understand and speak basic Spanish with reference to present, past and future events in a range of everyday situations
  2. read elementary but authentic texts in Spanish
  3. understand basic structural aspects of Spanish
  4. have an enhanced understanding of language learning and communication strategies, and
  5. understand key aspects of contemporary Latin American culture and society.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Approval by the unit co-ordinator

Prohibitions

APG4207