SPAN3813 Literature in Spanish

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the SPNHB Spanish Studies major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Level 3 elective
This specialist unit, taught in Spanish, enables learners to consolidate their language competencies in writing, reading, listening and speaking, through a critical analysis of works by Spanish authors from Spain and South America. This survey unit typically covers the most representative aspects of literature written in Spanish, which make it unique, such as the Spanish Picaresque, the myth of Don Juan, without forgetting Cervantes all the way to Latin American Magic Realism.
Students are able to (1) analyse changes in language choice from Medieval to contemporary usage; (2) analyse critically extracts of literary works; (3) demonstrate use of the Spanish language in spoken and written form at Level B1/B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR); (4) develop and sharpen their research skills in a Spanish context; and (5) develop independent learning skills, research skills and interpersonal skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tests based on oral and written comprehension of materials; (2) participation; and (3) research essay. 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)
Raquel Bra Nunez
Unit rules
SPAN2404 Spanish Studies 4
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week (over 10 weeks); tutorials: 1 x 2 hours per week (over 10 weeks)
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
  • 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.