University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

SPAN 3006 - Latin American Literature and Society

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: SPAN 2102
Assumed Knowledge: Working oral & written knowledge of the Spanish language
Assessment: Participation 10%, Oral exchange 20%, Mid-term test 20%, 3000 word Essay 50%

This course builds on the knowledge and skills students have acquired in the culture courses taught at second-year level. The main emphasis of this course will be on the reading and analysis of representative works of literature produced in Latin America in the 20th Century. Some of the authors to be included for study and analysis are Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier and Gioconda Belli. Reading literary material and reporting back to the class in oral form will be the key activity for students in this course. Students will be also introduced in full to the specific and most effective ways of conducting research on Hispanic literatures. Lectures and seminars will be conducted in Spanish and students will be expected to actively contribute to discussions in the Spanish language.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
19679 LEC0 30 23 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This lecture is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13010 SE02 30 28 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 11am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
28 Apr - 2 Jun Thursday 11am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
13011 SE01 30 25 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 9am - 10am Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Thursday 9am - 10am Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room