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SPAN2812 Tradition vs Modernity: Understanding Spain Today

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Spanish Studies major sequence
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This specialist unit, taught in Spanish, enables learners to consolidate their language competencies in writing, reading, listening and speaking, through a critical analysis of media, literature, movies, music and arts. This survey unit typically covers current issues that allow the students to understand and critically appraise culture and other aspects of Spain nowadays in contrast with traditional Spain, such as youth and employment, politics and immigration, gastronomy and the arts.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) analyse newspaper articles, literary works and works of art in their socio-historical context; (2) engage in discussions and class presentations in spoken Spanish to Level A2/B1 standard (CEFR); (3) read and critically analyse texts including films relating them to their geographical, historical and cultural contexts; (4) develop research skills applied to a Spanish context; and (5) develop independent learning skills and interpersonal skills.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) short essays; and (3) tests. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Ms Raquel Bra Nunez
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
SPAN1402 Spanish Studies 2
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
Online Seminar: 1 hour per week (over 12 weeks); tutorials: 2 hours per week (over 12 weeks)
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