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Advanced Spanish B (part B) (7487.6)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Applied Linguistics & Languages

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    Syllabus

    Advanced Spanish B is a year long unit offered in two parts (A and B). Students must complete both parts to be assigned a result for the unit and have the credit points count towards course completion. The aim of Part B of this year-long unit is to develop further the students' reading, writing and conversational skills as well as to give them the opportunity to become familiar with the main historical, social and cultural events that took place in constituting what is known today as The Hispanic World. This unit develops a selection of topics related to the Hispanic civilization and culture in the Iberian Peninsula and in Latin America. It also deals with some of the most prominent and current topics present in these countries; This unit studies the social function of literature in its narrative form and its interpretation of the political and socio-economical reality of Latin America

    Learning Outcomes

    1. By the end of this unit students should have acquired a high level of proficiency in their reading, conversational skills and writing, sufficient to engage in debate about the key political, economical and social aspects of Latin America and Spain. Students should have acquired a high level of cultural competency which enable them to extract and discuss values and realities expressed in some short stories and novel discussed in class. Students should also be able to use their critical thinking skills more proficiently in their discussions in Spanish.

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week consisting of 1 lecture and 2 tutorials.

    Prerequisites

    Advanced Spanish B (part A), Spanish 3 (part A) or equivalent competence in the language.

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