ALS325 - Cultures of Resistance in the Spanish - Speaking World


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Students must have completed units ALS200 and ALS250



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Trimester 1: 1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2-hour online seminar 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)

Unit Fee Information

Click on the fee link below which describes you: