ATS2196 - Spanish proficient 2 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Paul Bowker


Dr Paul Bowker

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


ATS2195 or special permission from the unit coordinator.




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In this unit students consolidate their advanced writing, speaking, listening and reading comprehension skills in Spanish. Students continue to extend their grammatical competence and use of the subjunctive in more complex subordinate clauses, and to hone their ability to use more complex language structures that demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the language. In the culture component, students further develop a critical understanding of Spanish and Latin American cultures and societies through critiques of contemporary social, historical, political and cultural issues as these are presented in Spanish/Latin American films and/or literature.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. communicate in Spanish on a variety of personal and non-personal matters, and contemporary social and political issues;
  2. use the subjunctive in subordinate clauses;
  3. write sophisticated compositions in Spanish incorporating grammatical structures studied in class;
  4. comprehend and evaluate a variety of complex audio and written texts (e.g. news and radio programs, newspaper articles and literary works);
  5. summarise, formulate and defend intellectual arguments relevant to contemporary Spanish and Latin American cultures and societies;
  6. research, reason and think critically.


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

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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