ALS360 - Selected Topics in Spanish


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Offering information:

2022 is the final offering of this unit


4 units: ALS200, ALS225, ALS250, ALS300



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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 - cloud (online)

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


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.

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