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Overview

The major stream in Spanish and Latin American Studies enables students to study Spanish and Latin American Studies at a number of levels in order to attain proficiency. Courses are offered from the introductory level to the advanced levels. Students not only develop their knowledge of the Spanish language, but also gain intercultural awareness and understanding of the Spanish-speaking world. They study cultures, communities, societies, history and film/literature in the Spanish-speaking world. The Spanish language plays a key role in expressing the cultures and identities of the places in which it is spoken. Spanish and Latin American Studies will provide students with a privileged form of access to the cultural resources and complex patterns of life in other countries. Developing competence in Spanish will have an important place in promoting relationships and mutual understanding between countries and peoples.

This stream is available to students commencing at Introductory and Intermediate entry levels.

Placement Information

Students who wish to enrol in a language course without completing the necessary prerequisites are required to complete an online placement application form before the commencement of the term.

For more information, please see the School Website.

For students admitted in their first year of study to ARTS2570 or higher on the grounds of ability and/or previous study, such courses will be counted as Level 1 courses in terms of degree requirements.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Minimum Units of Credit

48

Specialisation Type

Major

Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC.

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Commencing Mid-Year

If you commence the language studies sequence at Introductory Spanish B, you must go on to complete Intermediate Spanish B. In order to have the required 48 UOC for the major, you must complete a further 30 UOC in advanced language and/or contextual courses.

If you commence the language studies sequence at Intermediate Spanish B, you have completed the language requirement of the major. In order to have the required 48 UOC for the major, you must complete a further 42 UOC in advanced language and/or contextual courses.

Language Courses

If you have achieved a higher level of study in a language course, you are not permitted to study a lower level language course.

Additional Information

Language Studies for Commencing Mid-Year Students

If your language skills are assessed as Level A in Introductory you cannot commence study until Term 1.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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