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
All 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 2-hour online seminar per week
This unit is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to develop a research question and complete a self-directed project in Spanish. Students completing this unit will undertake a self-directed research project under the supervision of the Unit Chair and/or other teaching staff. The unit will guide the development and expansion of the research project on topics related to the Spanish-speaking world (literature, history, culture, biography, etc.).
Each student will develop a unique research question, and will complete the research and writing of the project in Spanish.
Throughout the trimester, students will develop in-depth knowledge of a particular aspect of the Spanish-speaking world, as well as develop and enhance their research skills as they work toward the completion of a research paper in Spanish. This is a unit for advanced students of the language.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate ability to communicate informed and complex ideas, orally and in writing, in relation to the societies and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world in Spanish
Work and learn collaboratively with other language students and native Spanish speakers while maintaining responsibility for their own learning
Analyse and evaluate information relating to and expressed in Spanish to support effective and natural language use. Analyse, reflect on and critically evaluate social and cultural practises of the Spanish-speaking world
GLO4: Critical thinking
Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility, accountability and a continued commitment to learning and enhancing the mastery of Spanish, and to developing critical skills to engage the Spanish-speaking world
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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