Specialisation

Sub-major - Spanish

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1081.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


Note: the Spanish sub-major will no longer be available from 2013. Language majors aim to enable students to develop an appropriate level of proficiency in a second language which may be used for professional purposes such as teaching, interpreting and translation, business or international relations. Students undertaking a language major (Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Spanish) will be able to use the language in question according to its grammatical and pragmatic principles, communicate with native speakers appropriately in the spoken as well as the written mode, and demonstrate an understanding of the cultures and societies associated with the language.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal enquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au

Sub-major Structure

There are three entry levels into language sub-majors. Beginner''s level is for those with no previous study or minimal study of the language. Intermediate level is typically for students who: are non-native speakers with study of the language to HSC 2 Unit level or have a home background in the language but no comprehensive formal study, or who speak a non-standard variety (eg dialect). Post-Intermediate level is typically for students who are non-native speakers with substantial formal study and near-native competence; or are literate native speakers of a standard variety. Students should consult with the Languages staff regarding the progression sequence that best fits their level of skill. During the first two weeks of class, the lecturer will monitor the performance of students and advise students who need to transfer to a higher or lower class. Students may consult with Languages Course Advisor, if they are unsure of their entry level. Students should avoid enrolling in units at different levels at the one time (eg: you should not enrol in Spanish 201 and 301 at the same time). Please check the current timetable as some units may not be offered every year. Advanced (Level 3) units may be offered on a rotational basis.

A sub-major in Spanish is any sequence of 40 credit points with no more than 20 credit points at Level 1.

Students should take units that reflect their level of competence in the language and they should not backtrack, i.e. they must not:

- take a Level 1 unit after passing a Level 2 unit in the same language; or

- take a Level 2 unit after passing a Level 3 unit in the same language.

Level 1 units

100145 Spanish 101
100146 Spanish 102

Level 2 units

102032 Spanish 201
102033 Spanish 202
102034 Spanish 203
102035 Spanish 204

Level 3 units

101953 Spanish 301
101954 Spanish 302
100153 Spanish 303: Advanced Writing Skills
100154 Spanish 304: Advanced Speaking Skills
100155 Spanish 305: Contemporary Literature
100156 Spanish 306: Contemporary History
100157 Spanish 307: Classical Literature
100158 Spanish 308: Spanish Sociolinguistics
101950 Intercultural Communication
101791 Short Fiction in the Americas
100201 Special Study in Languages and Linguistics


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