Courses - Faculty of Arts


Spanish

Stage I

SPANISH 104
15 Points

SPANISH 104G
15 Points

Beginners' Spanish 1

Provides a solid grounding in the basic grammar and vocabulary of Spanish for beginners or near beginners, emphasising communicative competence in the present tense. Develops speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and prepares students at the A1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Restriction: SPANISH 107. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

SPANISH 105
15 Points

Beginners' Spanish 2

Moving from the present to the past tenses, this course prepares students for basic conversation about everyday activities such as travel, weather, health, pastimes, emotions and simple narratives of historical events. Prepares students for the A2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.Note: Students with 16 Level 2 NCEA credits in Spanish in last two years will enrol in SPANISH 105.

Prerequisite: SPANISH 104 or 109

Restriction: SPANISH 108. May not be taken if an equivalent or a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

SPANISH 178
15 Points

Spanish Study Abroad 1B

Course of at least 4 weeks in length and 48 taught hours on Spanish language and/or culture to be taken at an approved academic institution in a Spanish-speaking country.

Prerequisite: B- or higher in SPANISH 104 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Stage II

SPANISH 200
15 Points

Intermediate Spanish 1

Consolidates Spanish study by introducing the present subjunctive, enables students to move toward fluency in conversations on contemporary topics, and enriches daily activities with detail, subtlety and idioms used in the context of the rich cultures of the Hispanic world (Spain and Latin America). This course is equivalent to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Prerequisite: SPANISH 105 or 178

Restriction: SPANISH 277. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

SPANISH 201
15 Points

Intermediate Spanish 2

Builds on skills obtained in SPANISH 200 with special emphasis on practical work, spoken Spanish and development of aural-oral skills.

Prerequisite: SPANISH 200

Restriction: SPANISH 278. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

SPANISH 202
15 Points

Iberian Cultures and Literatures

An introduction to the study of Iberian literatures in their cultural contexts, focusing on major works and movements from different historical periods.

Prerequisite: 15 points from SPANISH 105, 108, 200, 201, 277, 278, 319, 321, 377, 378

SPANISH 203
15 Points

Iberian and Latin American Civilisations

Focuses on the unique traditions and radical innovations of the pluricultural nations comprising the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, tracing parallel historical trajectories, diverse political systems and engaging aesthetic creations. Develops knowledge of Spanish and Latin American cultural studies through a global studies approach.

Prerequisite: 45 points at Stage I in BA courses

Restriction: SPANISH 103

SPANISH 206
15 Points

Spanish Myths and Global Icons

Explores cultural representations of universal Spanish motifs in literature and the arts. Examines classical cultural myths associated with Spain (such as Don Quixote, Don Juan and Carmen), and global icons which have defined modernity, from Picasso, Dalí, and García Lorca to Buñuel and Almodóvar.

Prerequisite: 15 points from SPANISH 105, 108, 200, 201, 277, 278, 319, 321, 377, 378

Restriction: SPANISH 306

SPANISH 207
15 Points

Transnational Movements in Hispanic Culture

Explores transnational movements pertaining to Spain and Latin America: from the impact of Catholicism and Jewish and Islamic cultures on early modern Spain and its colonised territories, to the nineteenth-century agendas of abolitionism and freethinking, to exile, gender and human rights movements in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Prerequisite: 15 points from SPANISH 105, 108, 200, 201, 277, 278, 319, 321, 377, 378

Restriction: SPANISH 307

SPANISH 215
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: SPANISH 105 or 108

SPANISH 223
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: SPANISH 105 or 108

SPANISH 277
15 Points

Spanish Study Abroad 2A

For approved courses at overseas institutions with permission of the Academic Head or nominee.

Prerequisite: B- or higher in SPANISH 105 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

SPANISH 278
15 Points

Spanish Study Abroad 2B

For approved courses at overseas institutions with permission of the Academic Head or nominee.

Prerequisite: B- or higher in SPANISH 105 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Stage III

SPANISH 302
15 Points

Iberian Cultures and Literatures

Advanced study of Iberian literatures in their cultural contexts, focusing on major works and movements from different historical periods.

Prerequisite: 15 points from SPANISH 201, 278, 319, 321, 323, 377, 378 and 15 points from SPANISH 206, 207, LATINAM 201, 210, 216

Restriction: SPANISH 202

SPANISH 306
15 Points

Spanish Myths and Global Icons

Explores cultural representations of universal Spanish motifs in literature and the arts. Examines classical cultural myths associated with Spain (such as Don Quixote, Don Juan and Carmen), and global icons which have defined modernity, from Picasso, Dalí, and García Lorca to Buñuel and Almodóvar.

Prerequisite: 15 points from SPANISH 201, 278, 319, 321, 377, 378 and 15 points from SPANISH 202, 207, LATINAM 201, 216

Restriction: SPANISH 206

SPANISH 307
15 Points

Transnational Movements in Hispanic Culture

Explores transnational movements pertaining to Spain and Latin America: from the impact of Catholicism and Jewish and Islamic cultures on early modern Spain and its colonised territories, to the nineteenth-century agendas of abolitionism and freethinking, to exile, gender and human rights movements in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Prerequisite: 15 points from SPANISH 201, 278, 319, 321, 377, 378 and 15 points from SPANISH 202, 207, LATINAM 201, 216

Restriction: SPANISH 207

SPANISH 310
15 Points

Gender Perspectives on Hispanic Literature

An examination of a selection of Hispanic literary texts in the light of contemporary gender studies.

Prerequisite: SPANISH 201 or 278 or 319 or 321 or 377 or 378 and 15 points from SPANISH 202 or LATINAM 201 or 216

Restriction: SPANISH 722

SPANISH 313
15 Points

Engendering Nations

The debates on the gendered heritage of modernity in Spain's and/or Latin America's nation-building projects, through the study of modern national fictions.

Prerequisite: SPANISH 201 or 278 or 319 or 321 or 377 or 378 and 15 points from SPANISH 202 or LATINAM 201 or 216

Restriction: SPANISH 738

SPANISH 315
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: SPANISH 201 or 278 or 319 or 321 or 377 or 378 and 15 points from SPANISH 202 or LATINAM 201 or 216

SPANISH 316
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: SPANISH 201 or 278 or 319 or 321 or 377 or 378 and 15 points from SPANISH 202 or LATINAM 201 or 216

SPANISH 317
15 Points

Hispanic Cultures in Cinema

A study of Spanish and/or Latin American cultures and their representation in films. Emphasis on critical theories and cultural contexts of representation.

Prerequisite: SPANISH 201 or 278 or 319 or 321 or 377 or 378 and 15 points from SPANISH 202 or LATINAM 201 or 216

Restriction: SPANISH 718

SPANISH 318
15 Points

Making Modern Spain 1840-1939

The making of modern Spain charts a period in which gender, class and ideological upheavals intersect with enquiry and debate as to what constitutes the Spanish nation. An overview of key moments of Spanish cultural politics from high Romanticism through to the end of the Spanish Civil War, examining the connections between seduction, both personal and intellectual, and social revolutions.

Prerequisite: SPANISH 201 or 278 or 319 or 321 or 377 or 378 and 15 points from SPANISH 202 or LATINAM 201 or 216

Restriction: SPANISH 725

SPANISH 319
15 Points

Advanced Spanish 1

Advanced study of Spanish language.

Prerequisite: SPANISH 201 or 278

Restriction: SPANISH 300, 377

SPANISH 321
15 Points

Advanced Spanish 2

Builds on skills obtained in SPANISH 319 with special emphasis on advanced Spanish grammar review and development of Spanish and Latin American cultural literacy. Note: Students who have passed SPANISH 300 in 2006 or 2007 may enrol in the course with permission of the Academic Head or nominee.

Prerequisite: SPANISH 319 or 377 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restriction: SPANISH 378

SPANISH 323
15 Points

Spanish Translation Practice

Develops translator competence within general, cultural and technical knowledge domains, through full translations into and out of Spanish, topic-based research, and summary and selective translations. Specific skills include understanding the different phases in the translation process; documentary research skills, and editing and proof-reading skills.

Prerequisite: SPANISH 201 or approval of Spanish Programme Coordinator

Restriction: SPANISH 723

SPANISH 341
15 Points

Spanish Sound Structure

Provides advanced Spanish learners with a solid foundation in Spanish phonetics and phonology. Spanish sounds are explained and practiced in order to minimise native-language transfer. Students learn articulatory phonetics, phonetic transcription, and sound-pattern recognition, skills that enable them to discern native pronunciations and discover the principles that underlie the Spanish sound system.

Prerequisite: 15 points from SPANISH 201, 278, 319, 321, 377, 378

Restriction: SPANISH 741

SPANISH 342
15 Points

Spanish Word Formation

An introduction to the formal study of Spanish words and the processes that generate them. Key morphological concepts explain how words may be related. The processes used to derive words and create grammatical variants will be analysed and practiced. Construction and deconstruction of words will be examined with reference to the enrichment of vocabulary.

Prerequisite: 15 points from SPANISH 201, 278, 319, 321, 377, 378

Restriction: SPANISH 742

SPANISH 345
15 Points

Peripheric Cultures and Literatures

Focuses on the study of peripheric cultures and literatures in the Hispanic world, historically marginalised by issues of language, ethnicity, and/or geopolitical positioning, which have excluded them from traditionally centralist, homogeneous and monolithic definitions of the nation.

Prerequisite: SPANISH 201 or 278 or 319 or 321 or 377 or 378 and 15 points from SPANISH 202 or LATINAM 201 or 216

Restriction: SPANISH 745

SPANISH 350
15 Points

Directed Reading and Research

Supervised research projects.

Prerequisite: SPANISH 201 or 278 or 319 or 321 or 377 or 378 and 15 points from SPANISH 202 or LATINAM 201 or 216, and approval of Academic Head or nominee

SPANISH 377
15 Points

Spanish Study Abroad 3A

For approved courses at overseas institutions with permission of the Academic Head or nominee.

Prerequisite: B- or higher in SPANISH 201 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

SPANISH 378
15 Points

Spanish Study Abroad 3B

For approved courses at overseas institutions with permission of Academic Head or nominee.

Prerequisite: B- or higher in SPANISH 201 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

SPANISH 718
30 Points

Hispanic Cultures in Cinema

A study of Spanish and/or Latin American cultures and their representation in films. Emphasis on critical theories and cultural contexts of representation.

Restriction: SPANISH 317

SPANISH 719
30 Points

Special Topic

SPANISH 720
30 Points

Latin American Knowledges

An examination of new knowledges produced in Latin America that have influenced socio-political theory and global epistemological paradigms but are subalternised as art, culture, or politics. Therefore, this course will examine the link between theory and practice in the creation of new knowledge.

Prerequisite: LATINAM 301, or LATINAM 306, 325, POLITICS 332

Restriction: LATINAM 320

SPANISH 722
30 Points

Gender Perspectives on Hispanic Literature

An examination of a selection of Hispanic literary texts in the light of contemporary gender studies.

Restriction: SPANISH 310

SPANISH 723
30 Points

Advanced Spanish Translation Practice

Aims at developing translator competence within general, cultural and technical knowledge domains, through full translations into and out of Spanish, topic-based research, and summary and selective translations. Specific skills include mastering the different phases in the translation process; understanding the main textual and contextual features of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) texts; documentary research skills, and editing and proof-reading skills.

Restriction: SPANISH 323

SPANISH 725
30 Points

Making Modern Spain 1840-1939

The making of modern Spain charts a period in which gender, class and ideological upheavals intersect with enquiry and debate as to what constitutes the Spanish nation. An overview of key moments of Spanish cultural politics from high Romanticism through to the end of the Spanish Civil War, examining the connections between seduction, both personal and intellectual, and social revolutions.

Restriction: SPANISH 318

SPANISH 728
30 Points

SPANISH 728A
15 Points

SPANISH 728B
15 Points

Research Essays

Essays within a field, genre or period of literature.

To complete this course students must enrol in SPANISH 728 A and B, or SPANISH 728

SPANISH 729
30 Points

Latin American Icons: Political Economy of Otherness

The ways in which Latin America as a place and a people has served as a site of otherness and exoticism providing economic and symbolic capital for the consumption and pleasure of colonial, neo-colonial, and neo-liberal powers. Latin American cultural studies texts offer students a way to read against the grain established by this process.

Prerequisite: 15 points from HISTORY 310, POLITICS 332, SPANISH 313

Restriction: LATINAM 306, SPANISH 306

SPANISH 735
30 Points

First Nations in Latin America

Analysis of the representation of first nations of Latin America in the context of struggles for self-determination under colonialism and in modern nation-states. Topics include: Latin American indigeneity, indigenous belief systems and mestizaje, nineteenth-century genocidal wars and foundational fictions celebrating modernisation, testimonials, written and visual texts of the last decade. Focuses on the study of self-representation and the role of mediators.

Restriction: LATINAM 325

SPANISH 736
15 Points

Special Topic

SPANISH 737
30 Points

Special Topic

SPANISH 738
30 Points

Engendering Nations

The debates on the gendered heritage of modernity in Spain's and/or Latin America's nation-building projects through the study of modern national fictions.

Restriction: SPANISH 313

SPANISH 741
30 Points

Spanish Sound Structure

Provides advanced Spanish learners with a solid foundation in Spanish phonetics and phonology. Spanish sounds are explained and practiced in order to minimise native-language transfer. Students learn articulatory phonetics, phonetic transcription, and sound-pattern recognition, skills that enable them to discern native pronunciations and discover the principles that underlie the Spanish sound system.

Prerequisite: SPANISH 319 or 321 or 377 or 378

Restriction: SPANISH 341

SPANISH 742
30 Points

Spanish Word Formation

An introduction to the formal study of Spanish words and the processes that generate them. Key morphological concepts explain how words may be related. The processes used to derive words and create grammatical variants will be analysed and practiced. Construction and deconstruction of words will be examined with reference to the enrichment of vocabulary.

Prerequisite: 15 points from SPANISH 319, 321, 377, 378

Restriction: SPANISH 342

SPANISH 745
30 Points

Peripheric Cultures and Literatures

Focuses on the study of peripheric cultures and literatures in the Hispanic world, historically marginalised by issues of language, ethnicity, and/or geopolitical positioning, which have excluded them from traditionally centralist, homogeneous and monolithic definitions of the nation.

Restriction: SPANISH 345

SPANISH 750
15 Points

SPANISH 750A
7.5 Points

SPANISH 750B
7.5 Points

Special Study

Supervised research on a topic or topics approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

To complete this course students must enrol in SPANISH 750 A and B, or SPANISH 750

SPANISH 777
15 Points

Study Abroad

Formal study in an approved overseas university where the language of instruction is Spanish. Supplementary study at the University of Auckland may be required as part of this course. The final grade will be determined by formal assessment of student achievement by the Academic Head or nominee. Enrolment requires the approval of the Academic Head or nominee.

SPANISH 778
15 Points

Study Abroad

Formal study in an approved overseas university where the language of instruction is Spanish. Supplementary study at the University of Auckland may be required as part of this course. The final grade will be determined by formal assessment of student achievement by the Academic Head or nominee. Enrolment requires the approval of the Academic Head or nominee.

SPANISH 782
30 Points

SPANISH 782A
15 Points

SPANISH 782B
15 Points

Research Project

Prerequisite: 30 points from SPANISH 718-737

To complete this course students must enrol in SPANISH 782 A and B, or SPANISH 782

SPANISH 792A
22.5 Points

SPANISH 792B
22.5 Points

Dissertation

To complete this course students must enrol in SPANISH 792 A and B

SPANISH 793A
45 Points

SPANISH 793B
45 Points

Thesis

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) in Spanish with at least Second Class Honours, First Division, or equivalent

To complete this course students must enrol in SPANISH 793 A and B

SPANISH 796A
60 Points

SPANISH 796B
60 Points

Thesis

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) in Spanish with at least Second Class Honours, First Division, or equivalent

To complete this course students must enrol in SPANISH 796 A and B

SPANISH 797A
60 Points

SPANISH 797B
60 Points

Research Portfolio

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) in Spanish with at least Second Class Honours, First Division, or equivalent

To complete this course students must enrol in SPANISH 797 A and B

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