2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
4 units: ALS200, ALS225, ALS250, ALS300
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x combined 3-hour class/seminar per week
1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
This unit will introduce students to Latin American and Spanish literary traditions and movements through the study of the short story form in Spanish. The unit examines a range of literary forms and styles, whilst at the same analysing the portrayal of Latin American and Spanish reality and culture as (re)presented in short fiction. Key authors and traditions are presented chronologically in order to emphasise continuity and rupture within literary lineages, and as a means of tracing historical and social developments in the Spanish-speaking world. Students are given the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of Latin America and Spain through some of its most emblematic literary works from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Spain.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.
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