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Spanish 7 (SPAN20022)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeSPAN20022
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is aimed at enabling students to substantially advance in their learning of Spanish language and Hispanic cultures, while also providing them with opportunities to develop workplace skills. In this subject, students will analyse sophisticated canonical and non-canonical texts that emerged from the major Spanish and Latin American literary movements. Advanced knowledge of the Spanish language will be promoted by studying, analysing and understanding texts such as short stories, theatre, poetry and essays. Students will study advanced Spanish language structures, such as complex verbal forms (e.g. subjunctive mode) and complex sentence structures, through textual analysis, essay writing, oral presentation and in-class discussion. Academic skills are enhanced through learning how to write scholarly essays in Spanish and to do close readings in a variety of genres, while community leadership skills are developed through peer mentorship, and oral skills improved through individual and group presentations.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • Be able to interpret academic and everyday communication across the comprehensive understanding of linguocultural genres in the target language relative to the entry level;
  • understand and research the use of Spanish in real-life situations and be learn the specific fluency of linguo-cultural genres produced in the Spanish and Latin American economic, intellectual, cultural and social context;
  • understand the linguo-cultural genres within their historical, cultural and anthropological differences within the Spanish-speaking communities from Spain and Latin-America;
  • learn to research, using advanced critical theory as a tool to approach specific topics in the target language in order to link Spanish and Latin American popular together with academic language and culture;
  • have researched diversity and background difference by critically using and evaluating main linguo-cultural genres as present in Spanish-speaking cultures and including the viewpoint of the target culture;
  • be able to articulate intellectually sophisticated conversations with both native and non-native speakers in the target language about relevant research, historical and cultural topics in Spanish and Latin American genres as a bicultural and bilingual person;
  • understand and research linguo-cultural genre theory both in English and Spanish showing autonomous, self-directed and academic-level skills;
  • be able to confidently interact in applying and using linguo-cultural research topics in sophisticated conversations with both native and non-native speakers in the target language about the evolution of language and culture as present in Spanish and Latin American lincuo-cultural genres and texts and relate them to contemporary Spanish Speaking Australia and the Eastern Pacific Rim.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed research skills: through the study of advanced research methods as applied to the analysis of literary texts;
  • have developed critical thinking: through in-class discussions and oral presentations;
  • have learned cultural and linguistic text analysis: through the completion of critical reading of short literary analysis exercises and papers;
  • have developed skills in the communication of knowledge and be able to defend critical ideas in public: through class presentations and class participation;
  • have an understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts: through critical analysis of selected canonical and non-canonical texts;
  • be able to demonstrate sophisticated textual analysis: through, test, essay and assignment writing.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
SPAN10008 Spanish 6
Semester 2
SPAN20019 Spanish 6
Semester 2
SPAN30015 Spanish 6
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
SPAN30016 Spanish 7
Semester 1

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • An oral presentation (equivalent to 600 words) during the semester [15%]
  • A critical and analytical essay (1200 words) due during the second half of the semester [30%]
  • A reflective paper (600 words) during the semester [15%]
  • A group presentation (equivalent to 800 words) due during the semester [20%]
  • A one-hour final exam (equivalent to 800 words) during the examination period [20%]

Hurdle Requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorLara Anderson
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours: 2 x 1.5-hour tutorials per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

Entry to this subject can be met through:

  • completion of Spanish 6; or
  • equivalent.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Friedman, Edward H. et. al. Aproximaciones al estudio de la Literatura Hispánica. McGraw-Hill College, 6th Edition, 2008.

    Culler, Jonathan. Literary Theory. Oxford: Oxford U.P., 1997.

  • Breadth options

    This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Language Placement Test required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 18 July 2019