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ALS325 - Cultures of Resistance in the Spanish - Speaking World

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Eugenia Demuro


ALS100, ALS150, ALS200, ALS250, ALS300



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Contact hours:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit. This will include: 3 face-to-face contact hours per week (1 x 1-hour Class, and 1 x 2 hour seminar).

Off-Campus students will be expected to dedicate the equivalent time for this unit (1 x 1-hour recorded lecture, 1 x hr. self-directed study, and 1 x hr. Blackboard session per week).

All students are required to dedicate up to 10 hours a week to their Spanish Studies: 3 compulsory hours of class-time (as above); 3 hours of independent study and research, homework, revision, and online problem-based exercises; and 3 or more hours of immersion in Spanish (through films, music, literature, etc.).


This Unit will advance students’ fluency and competence in Spanish to a high-intermediate level, low-advanced level. The unit explores cultural texts and artefacts to determine what they say about the societies and cultures of Latin America and Spain throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. The unit examines narrative fiction, poetry, film and socio-political movements to gain a deeper understanding of the issues and conditions of these societies. Students learn about the traditions of Latin America and Spain from authentic materials in Spanish. Overall, the unit offers a panoramic view of the Spanish-speaking world through its cultural representations. (CERFL B1/B2)


Online exercises 20%

Group Presentation (15-20 min.) 20%

Individual Presentation write-up (800 words) 25%

Final essay (1500 words) 35%

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