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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Spanish and Latin American Studies


Dr Paul Bowker



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


This unit requires a language entry level testlanguage entry level test (http://www.monash.edu/arts/language-entry-level/).


This unit further develops students' spoken and written communication skills in Spanish. Emphasis is placed on developing fluency and understanding. The unit furthermore explores particular aspects of Spanish and Latin American cultures and societies. This unit also consolidates students' critical thought and further develops their research skills. The language of instruction is Spanish.


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

  1. 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;
  2. be able to listen and comprehend a variety of texts from different Hispanic Spanish- speaking regions contexts;
  3. write compositions of up to 1000 words in Spanish, with the help of a Spanish-English dictionary and a reference grammar;
  4. read and comprehend articles that use a range of registers and styles of up to 3500 words in Spanish;
  5. demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of Spanish and Latin American cultures and societies;
  6. consolidate critical and research skills in Spanish.


Within semester assessment: 75%
Exam: 25%

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


ATS2194 or by permission