Spanish Studies major

Studying Spanish is not simply about learning a language—it's an experience that will open your mind to different cultures. Spanish Studies helps you achieve a functional level of competency in listening, speaking, writing and reading the Spanish language from Spain. Learning the language also introduces you to the culture and intellectual accomplishments of Spanish-speaking people in Spain itself and the many Spanish-speaking countries around the world. This major is offered to beginners. During the course you will also study past and present Spanish literature, films and popular culture, providing you with a holistic and stimulating cultural and educational experience.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) show competence in the Spanish language in the four macroskills of language acquisition—reading, writing, listening and speaking—rated according to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR); (2) interact confidently and successfully in situations involving Spanish cultural conventions; (3) interpret Spanish language texts—written, audio, visual—in the light of Spanish cultures and societies; and (4) shift with accuracy and skill between the English and Spanish languages and cultures.

Degree-specific major

Spanish Studies can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Spanish Studies is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2018

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 SPAN1401 Spanish Studies 1
S2, SS SPAN1402 Spanish Studies 2
Prerequisites:
SPAN1401 Spanish Studies 1

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 SPAN2403 Spanish Studies 3
Prerequisites:
SPAN1402 Spanish Studies 2
S2 SPAN2404 Spanish Studies 4
Prerequisites:
SPAN2403 Spanish Studies 3
S2 SPAN2812 Tradition vs Modernity: Understanding Spain Today
Prerequisites:
SPAN1402 Spanish Studies 2

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A SPAN3405 Spanish Studies 5
Prerequisites:
SPAN2404 Spanish Studies 4
N/A SPAN3406 Spanish Studies 6
Prerequisites:
SPAN3405 Spanish Studies 5
N/A SPAN3813 From Don Juan to Magic Realism: Literature in Spanish
Prerequisites:
SPAN2404 Spanish Studies 4

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Spanish Studies degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-SPNHB

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design Only available to re-enrolling students. or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the Spanish Studies degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-SPNHB-Generic

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Spanish Studies can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Spanish Studies can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

Overview of unit sequence

The Spanish Studies second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2018

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Level 1

Second major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 SPAN1401 Spanish Studies 1
S2, SS SPAN1402 Spanish Studies 2
Prerequisites:
SPAN1401 Spanish Studies 1

Level 2

Second major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 SPAN2403 Spanish Studies 3
Prerequisites:
SPAN1402 Spanish Studies 2
S2 SPAN2404 Spanish Studies 4
Prerequisites:
SPAN2403 Spanish Studies 3
S2 SPAN2812 Tradition vs Modernity: Understanding Spain Today
Prerequisites:
SPAN1402 Spanish Studies 2

Level 3

Second major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A SPAN3405 Spanish Studies 5
Prerequisites:
SPAN2404 Spanish Studies 4
N/A SPAN3406 Spanish Studies 6
Prerequisites:
SPAN3405 Spanish Studies 5
N/A SPAN3813 From Don Juan to Magic Realism: Literature in Spanish
Prerequisites:
SPAN2404 Spanish Studies 4

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how Spanish Studies can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-SPNHB

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Spanish Studies can also be taken as a degree-specific major.