6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Spanish and Latin American Studies
- First semester 2017 (Day)
This unit requires a language entry level testlanguage entry level test (http://www.monash.edu/arts/language-entry-level/).
Upon completion of this unit, students should have developed further their reading, writing, oral and aural skills in Spanish. Particular emphasis is placed on reading and writing, and an informed knowledge of contemporary Spanish and Latin American societies and cultures. Students are expected to;
- consolidate their knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and expand their Spanish vocabulary, and;
- communicate effectively in Spanish on most topics relating to oneself, one's family, home, school, work and social environments.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Converse in Spanish for 15-20 minutes about past, present and future activities;
- Use the following tenses and moods: the present habitual, the present progressive, the present prefect, preterite and imperfect, the informal and formal future, and the present subjunctive and imperative;
- Write compositions of up to 500 words in Spanish, with the help of a Spanish-English dictionary and a reference grammar;
- Engage in conversations and discussions in Spanish, about themselves, their family and friends, Australia and the world at large ;
- Read and comprehend newspaper articles and narrative an descriptive literary of up to 500 words texts in Spanish;
- Demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of Hispanic cultures and societies;
- Demonstrate consolidation of critical thought and research reasoning skills.
Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%
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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