6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
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/).
Upon completion of this unit, students should have developed an advanced level in their reading, writing, oral and aural skills in Spanish. Particular emphasis is placed on advanced reading and writing, as well as a sound knowledge of contemporary Spanish and Latin American societies and cultures. Students are expected to consolidate their knowledge of essay writing by using a wide range of genre styles that reflect an advanced level of the language and interact effectively in Spanish taking into consideration the social setting where the discourse takes place as well as the sociological factors of participants.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Converse and interact effectively in Spanish taking into consideration the social setting where the discourse takes place as well as the sociological factors of participants;
- Use advanced grammatical structures that show an advanced level of the language;
- Written work of up to 3500 words in Spanish, with the help of a monolingual Spanish dictionary;
- Engage in conversations and discussions in Spanish on topics about current affairs, historical and cultural aspects of Hispanic cultures and societies;
- Read and comprehend academic texts of up to 3500 words in Spanish;
- Demonstrate knowledge in research reasoning and critical thought appropriate for this level.
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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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
ATS2195 or special permission from the unit coordinator.