Handbook

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Year and Campus: 2012
Overview:

Spanish language subjects are organised in a progressive sequence (of units) from Spanish 1 to 7 through to the Spanish Electives. Students may enter at any point, subject to placement testing and/or prerequisites, and normally progress through the sequence in consecutive order. Accelerated progression and mid-year entry are also possible in special cases with the permission of the course convenor. Mid-year entry is also possible into subjects with even numbers.

Objectives:

See course objectives

Structure & Available Subjects:

A 100-point major and 75-point minor sequence is available. The sequence is as follows for the three most common entry points for the Major and Minor:

  • Spanish 1 entry point: for students who have very little or no knowledge of Spanish as reflected in the placement test or equivalent.
  • Spanish 3 entry point: for students who have undertaken two or three years of secondary school Spanish or who have been admitted to the program after probed adequate knowledge of Spanish or adequate placement test results or equivalent).
  • Spanish 5 entry point: for students who have obtained a VCE Spanish or approved equivalent.

Students completing a major in Spanish and Latin American Studies will usually undertake 25 points at level one, 37.5 points at level two and 37.5 points at level three. Students completing a minor will usually undertake 25 points at level one, 25 points at level two and 25 points at level three.

For an example of a typical Spanish and Latin American Studies major structure for each of the three entry points, please visit: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/lcr/

Subject Options:

SPANISH 1 ENTRY POINT:

Spanish 1 entry point - Level 1

Students completing a Spanish major or minor with a Spanish 1 entry point are required to complete the following subjects (25 points).

*Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 were previously called Spanish Beginners Language & Culture A and B respectively.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Spanish 1 entry point - Level 2

Students completing the Spanish major with a Spanish 1 entry point are required to complete the following subjects (37.5 points). Students completing the Spanish minor are only required to complete Spanish 3 and Spanish 4 (25 points). Intensive Intermediate Spanish (summer) 25.00 points can be completed in lieu of Spanish 3 and 4.

*Spanish 3 and Spanish 4 were previously called Spanish Intermediate Language/Culture A and B respectively.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Spanish 1 entry point - Level 3

Students completing the Spanish major are required to complete the following subjects and one elective (37.5 points). Students completing the Spanish minor are only required to complete Spanish 5 and 6 (25 points).

*Spanish 5 and Spanish 6 were previously called Spanish Post-Intermediate 3A and 3B respectively.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

SPANISH 3 ENTRY POINT:

Spanish 3 entry point - Level 1

Students completing the Spanish major or minor with a Spanish 3 entry point are required to complete the following subjects (25 points).

*Spanish 3 and Spanish 4 were previously called Spanish intermediate Language/Culture A and B respectively.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Spanish 3 entry point - Level 2

Students completing the Spanish major with a Spanish 3 entry point are required to complete the following subjects and one elective (37.5 points). Students completing the Spanish minor are only required to complete Spanish 5 and Spanish 6 (25 points).

*Spanish 5 and Spanish 6 were previously called Spanish Post-Intermediate 2A and 2B respectively.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Spanish 3 entry point - Level 3

Students completing the Spanish major are required to complete the following subject and two electives (37.5 points). Students completing the Spanish minor are to complete the following subject (12.5 points) and one elective (12.5 points).

*Spanish 7 was previously called Advanced Spanish 3A.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50

SPANISH 5 ENTRY POINT:

Spanish 5 entry point - Level 1

Students completing the Spanish major or minor are required to complete the following subjects (25 points).

*Spanish 5 and Spanish 6 were previously called LaTrobe-Spanish Language & Culture 1A and 1B respectively.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Spanish 5 entry point - Level 2

Students completing the Spanish major are required to complete the following subject (12.5points) and two electives (25 points). Students completing the Spanish minor are only required to complete the following subject and one elective.

*Spanish 7 was previously called LaTrobe-Spanish Language & Culture 2A.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50

Spanish 5 entry point - Level 3

Students completing the Spanish major are required to complete 3 electives (37.5 points). Students completing the Spanish minor are to complete 2 electives (25 points).

ELECTIVES:

NOTE:

*Students in the Spanish 1 Entry Point major are required to take one Level 3 elective subject (12.5 points). This has to be a Spanish elective. Minor students do not take an elective.

*Students in the Spanish 3 Entry Point major are required to take 3 elective subjects (one at Level 2 and two at Level 3 - 37.5 points) . They can take up to 1 European Studies / Other elective subject (12.5 points). Minor students are only required to take one Level 3 elective (12.5 points). This has to be a Spanish elective subject.

*Students in the Spanish 5 Entry Point major are required to take 5 elective subjects (two at Level 2 and three at Level 3 - 62.5 points). They can take up to 2 European Studies / Other elective subjects (25 points). Minor students are only required to take 3 elective subjects (one at Level 2 and two at Level 3 - 37.5 points). They can take up to 1 European Studies / Other elective subject (12.5 points).

Spanish Electives

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2012
12.50
Not offered in 2012
12.50
Not offered in 2012
12.50
Not offered in 2012
12.50
Not offered in 2012
12.50

European Studies and other electives

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.50
Semester 2
12.50
Not offered in 2012
12.50
Not offered in 2012
12.50
Links to further information: http://fritss.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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