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ALS225 - Introduction to the Spanish-Speaking World

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Israel Holas


Two units: ALS100 and ALS150 at Deakin or equivalent level of proficiency demonstrated by sitting a language placement test



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Students will on average spend 110 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit. This will include 4 face-to-face contact hours per week (1 x 1-hour Class, and 1 x 2-hour Seminar, and 1 x Computer-based seminar). Off-Campus students will be expected to dedicate the equivalent time for this unit (1 x 1-hour recorded lecture, 1.5 x hr. self-directed study, and 1.5 x hr. Blackboard sessions per week).


This unit will focus on extra-linguistic contents in Spanish. The unit explores the contemporary Spanish-speaking world through literary texts, films, historical documents, and cultural artefacts. It will provide an overview of the richness, heterogeneity and complexity of Spain and Latin America through authentic texts in Spanish. 


In-class participation 10%

Written Task – Composición in Spanish (450- 500 words) 25%

Oral Presentation/class discussion (in Spanish) 20%

Research Essay (in English) 2000 words 45%

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