6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Spanish and Latin American Studies
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
This unit requires a language entry level testlanguage entry level test (http://www.monash.edu/arts/language-entry-level/).
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:
- Converse in Spanish for approximately 25 minutes about past, present and future activities;
- 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;
- Write compositions of up to 1500 words in Spanish, with the help of a Spanish-English dictionary and a reference grammar;
- Engage in complex conversations and discussions in Spanish, about themselves and political and social issues;
- Read and comprehend articles and narrative and descriptive literary texts of up to 2000 words 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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