SPAN2404 Spanish Studies 4

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the SPNHB Spanish Studies major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
This unit builds on the progress made in SPAN2403 Spanish Studies 3 and aims to extend grammatical knowledge and communicative skills, both written and oral. It further develops the students' ability to communicate in Spanish by providing intensive practice in oral and written language, and enriches students' understanding of the culture of modern Spain.

Students achieve language proficiency equivalent to Level A2/B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Students are able to (1) speak, listen, read and write in Spanish about a diverse range of topics; (2) use language in the appropriate context; (3) demonstrate correct application of Spanish grammar; (4) read and comprehend texts from contemporary literary and non-literary sources; (5) critically address aspects of the Spanish culture; (6) demonstrate their understanding of how language works in general (metalinguistic skills); and (7) develop interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to work effectively in pairs and small groups.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) language exercises; (2) class participation; 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)
Dr Anna Gadd
Unit rules
SPAN2403 Spanish Studies 3
Contact hours
interactive lectures: 1 hour per week; and 2hr language classes: 3 hours per week (over 13 weeks)
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.