Undergraduate Courses

Spanish

Spanish is spoken by more than 400 million people worldwide in 22 countries. The main goal of the study of Spanish is to develop students' communications skills in the Spanish language and their understanding of the cultures of Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America.

The major in Spanish is to provide a course of study which allows any student, regardless of their background in the discipline, to include in their degree a specialisation in Spanish.

Major Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the Spanish major students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the Spanish language and grammar
  2. Communicate in both spoken and written Spanish at B2 Level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  3. Comprehend spoken and written Spanish at B2 level in the CEFR
  4. Critically analyse and evaluate historical events and socio-cultural forces that have shaped the Hispanic world, its people and the Spanish language

 

Subjects Required for Major Study

Beginners

A major in Spanish for beginners or near beginners consists of 60 credit points, as set out below.

Strong 2 Unit HSC pass or equivalent

Students who have achieved a strong 2 Unit HSC pass or equivalent may choose to enter the language sequence at the level of SPAN251, and complete a 56 credit point major comprising 24 credit points at 200-level and 32 credit points at 300-level, as set out below.

All students wishing to enter the Spanish major at the level of SPAN251 must obtain formal approval from the Languages and Linguistics Discipline Leader.

Native or near-native speakers

Native or near-native speakers may choose to enter the language sequence at the level of SPAN251, and complete a 56 credit point major. All students wishing to enter the Spanish major at the level of SPAN251 must obtain formal approval from the Languages and Linguistics Discipline Leader.

Native or near-native speakers may be granted waivers for SPAN251 and SPAN252. Such waivers will be granted only at the time of first enrolment in Spanish, in accordance with the Program's policy and with the formal approval of the Languages and Linguistics Discipline Leader or the Director of the Language Centre. Replacement subjects to make up the 56 credit points for the major are to be chosen from the additional subjects listed below. Credit may be granted for language courses taken at University level in accordance with established University of Wollongong guidelines.

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core
Beginners Entry
SPAN151 Spanish for Beginners 1 6 Autumn
SPAN152 Spanish for Beginners 2 6 Spring
Strong 2 Unit HSC pass or equivalent students or Native or near-native speakers Entry
SPAN251 Spanish Intermediate 1 8 Autumn
SPAN252 Spanish Intermediate 2 8 Spring
SPAN220 The Hispanic World 8 Spring
SPAN351 Advanced Spanish I 8 Autumn
SPAN352 Advanced Spanish II 8 Spring
Plus ONE subject from the following:
SPAN310 Advanced Studies in Spanish* 8 Spring
LANG305 Literature and Society in Renaissance Europe* 8 Not offered in 2015
*Students commencing study at 200 level must take both LANG305 and SPAN310.
Complementary Subjects: The following subjects are offered subject to availability. They do not count towards the major in Spanish, but may be taken as electives. Entry for Study Abroad/Exchange subjects requires the formal approval of the Languages and Linguistics Discipline Leader.
Study Abroad / Exchange Subjects
SPAN215 In-country language study 8 Not offered in 2015
LANG391 Language Study Abroad 1 8 Not offered in 2015
LANG392 Language Study Abroad 2 8 Not offered in 2015
LANG393 Language Study Abroad 3 8 Not offered in 2015
Electives
ELL 110 Language in Social Life 6 Spring
ELL 210 Communication Across Cultures 8 Autumn
LANG371 Advanced Studies in Language/Culture A 8 Autumn, Spring
LANG372 Advanced Studies in Language/Culture B 8 Autumn, Spring

Subjects Required for Minor Study

A minor study in Spanish consists of four sequential subjects in Spanish language subjects (e.g. SPAN151, SPAN152, SPAN251 and SPAN252). The minor will consist of 28 or 32 credit points of language study, dependent on the level of entry.

Whilst the minor will not appear on the student's testamur at graduation, it will be recorded on the academic transcript.

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core
Beginners Entry - Minor
SPAN151 Spanish for Beginners 1 6 Autumn
SPAN152 Spanish for Beginners 2 6 Spring
SPAN251 Spanish Intermediate 1 8 Autumn
SPAN252 Spanish Intermediate 2 8 Spring
Strong 2 Unit HSC pass or equivalent students or Native or near-native speakers Entry – Minor
SPAN251 Spanish Intermediate 1 8 Autumn
SPAN252 Spanish Intermediate 2 8 Spring
SPAN351 Advanced Spanish I 8 Autumn
SPAN352 Advanced Spanish II 8 Spring

Diploma in Languages

Students who wish to undertake a Diploma concurrently with their Bachelors Degree course should refer to the Diploma in Languages for further information.

Honours

See Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 27 November, 2014