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Overview

The minor stream in Spanish and Latin American Studies enables you 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. You will not only develop your knowledge of the Spanish language, but also gain intercultural awareness and understanding of the Spanish-speaking world. You will study cultures, communities, societies, history, film and 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 you 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

If you have prior language knowledge you will need to take an online placement evaluation so that we can assess your skills and select an appropriate level of course for you. Information about the evaluation and additional course details can be found on the web at: hal.arts.unsw.edu.au

You will not be permitted to enrol in language courses that are too easy for you. If this occurs, you will be requested to change your enrolment.

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

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Level

Undergraduate

Minimum Units of Credit

24

Specialisation Type

Minor

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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 24 UOC.

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ARTS/EDUCATION (SECONDARY) STUDENTS

The minor in Spanish and Latin American Studies (24 uoc) must not be taken as it is not an approved teaching specialisation.

Commencing Mid-Year

If you commence the language studies sequence at Introductory Spanish B or Intermediate Spanish B, you must complete a further 18 UOC in contextual courses (taught in English) or language courses.

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

Access past handbook editions (2018 and prior)

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