The Spanish programme offers language acquisition papers, Spanish translation, Spanish and Latin American culture and literature, and Spanish for business and tourism papers. Papers beyond SPNSH131 are generally taught in Spanish.
Spanish is available as a specialisation within the International Languages and Cultures major. Details of the requirements for the Spanish language specialisation can be found under International Languages and Cultures. Spanish may also be taken as a minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.
Within the BA, BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS, BSocSc and BTour a Spanish Language specialisation is available, and within the BSc and BSc(Tech) a specialisation in Science International in Spanish is also available. Details of the specialisation requirements can be obtained from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering or the Waikato Management School.
The point of entry into the Spanish programme depends on previous experience. Those with no previous experience of Spanish take SPNSH131 and SPNSH132, followed by SPNSH231 in the second year. Students with some experience of Spanish (Year 11 or equivalent) will begin with SPNSH132. Students with 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Spanish, or equivalent, will gain direct entry into SPNSH231.
Note: Students interested in studying Spanish can do so through the International Languages and Cultures major. Normally, candidates must gain at least 60 points at 100 level in any subject(s) before enrolling in Spanish papers above 100 level, and at least 90 points at 100 and 200 level before enrolling in Spanish papers above 200 level. Students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.
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- Prescriptions for the GradCert(Span) and GradDip(Span)
- Graduate Study
- Prescriptions for the PhD
- 100 Level
- 200 Level
- 300 Level
- 500 Level
- 900 Level
Prescriptions for the GradCert(Span) and GradDip(Span)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Spanish at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Office.
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in graduate Spanish papers, a student should normally have at least a B average in either the best three of their 300 level Spanish papers or all their undergraduate Spanish papers. Students are advised to consult with the Convenor of Spanish about their programme of study.
Prescriptions for the PhD
The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location INTLC101 International Languages and Cultures 20B (Hamilton) & 20G (Online) A cultural perspectives paper with a thematic focus on languages and cultures of China, France, Japan, Spain and Latin America. SPNSH131 Spanish for Beginners 1 20A (Hamilton) & 20G (Hamilton) The first of two papers which offers an introduction to Spanish language for real beginners. The emphasis is on communication underpinned by knowledge of the grammatical system of the language. This course aims to improve students' proficiency in both written and spoken Spanish and it takes students towards level A1 of the Common E... SPNSH132 Spanish for Beginners 2 20B (Hamilton) The continuation of SPNSH131. This paper aims to build confidence in the language skills already acquired. Equal attention is given to each of the skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. This course aims to improve students' proficiency in both written and spoken Spanish and takes students to level A2 of the Common Europe...
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location INTLC222 European and Latin American Cultures: Tradition and Modernity 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Online) & 20P (Hamilton) This paper explores aspects of European and Latin American cultures, history and society. This paper is taught in English and is open to all students, including those who have no prior knowledge of French and Spanish. SPNSH200 Spanish for Business and Tourism 1 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Online) In this intermediate paper, students will acquire knowledge of Spanish in a practical and professional context related to business and tourism. Additionally, students will acquire geographic literacy and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world and basic linguistic competence in Spanish. SPNSH201 Spanish for Business and Tourism 2 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Online), 20G (Hamilton) & 20G (Online) Continuing from Spanish for Business and Tourism I, students will develop further skills in geographic literacy and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world as well as linguistic competence in Spanish. This will provide a solid foundation in the vocabulary and discourse used in Spanish when dealing with different types ... SPNSH231 Intermediate Spanish 1 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Online) This intermediate language acquisition paper enables students to gain competence in grammar and conversation as well as in Spanish and Latin American cultures and conversation. This course aims to improve students' proficiency in both written and spoken Spanish and it takes students to level B1 of the Common European Framework of R... SPNSH232 Intermediate Spanish 2 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Online) This paper is a continuation of SPNSH231. Students further develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and understanding Spanish. There is a focus on practical work, as well as written and spoken Spanish. This course aims to improve students' proficiency in both written and spoken Spanish and takes students to level B2 of the Comm...
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location INTLC380 Study Abroad 1 20X (Block) This paper will enable students to undertake appropriate individual study abroad programmes as part of their undergraduate degree. Each study programme should have a significant component of time spent offshore, with a series of assessments being agreed in advance with the paper convenor. INTLC390 Directed Study 20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20D (Hamilton) At the discretion of the relevant Programme Convenor, students undertake independent but guided research on a topic of the student's choice SPNSH300 Spanish Internship 20B (Hamilton), 20C (Online) & 20S (Hamilton) This is an applied internship in Spanish that involves a total language immersion and an authentic application of previous Spanish knowledge in the form of professional collaboration and specified tasks. SPNSH305 Topics in Latin America 20A (Hamilton) This paper conducted in Spanish serves as an introduction to Latin American culture and literature. It considers a wide range of Latin American literary texts and epochs. It is intended to give students a comprehensive knowledge of constructed narratives within the literary canon and major forms of artistic expression. SPNSH310 Advanced Spanish Language 20A (Hamilton) This is an advanced language paper designed to enhance oral, aural and written proficiency in the language. This course aims to improve students' proficiency in both written and spoken Spanish and takes students to level C1 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages. SPNSH312 Spanish in Context 20B (Hamilton) This paper follows a thematic and cultural approach and aims to provide students with a solid foundation on critical issues pertinent to Hispanic culture. Through a selection of cultural texts, students gain a deeper understanding of Spanish and Latin American traditions and cultures as well as competence in the language through ad... SPNSH321 Translation Methodology and Practice 20B (Hamilton) This paper applies translation theory to a variety of texts and contexts such as journalism,literature, humour, film, and subtitling. SPNSH321 takes students to level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference of Languages. SPNSH380 Study Abroad 1 20X (Block) This paper enables students to take study abroad in Spain or in any other Hispanic country. SPNSH381 Study Abroad 2 20X (Block) This paper enables students to take study abroad in Spain or in any other Hispanic country SPNSH390 Directed Study 20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20S (Hamilton) This paper will enable students to undertake supervised individual study in the summer as part of their undergraduate degree.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location SPNSH501 Varieties of Spanish 20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton) This paper is designed to place students' practical knowledge of Spanish within a sociolinguistic framework. Students analyse texts and listen to a variety of language registers and phonological modalities of Spanish. Students learn about Spanish in Spain, the USA and Latin America. This course offers an introduction of the history... SPNSH502 Special Topic: Regional and National Identities 20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton) This paper gives an in-depth perspective on national and regional languages, literatures and cultures of Spain. SPNSH590 Directed Study 20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of research related to Hispanic Studies (Spanish language, Spanish and/or Latin American literatures and cultures, regional literatures, etc) or of their own interest. SPNSH591 Dissertation 20X (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location SPAN900 Spanish PhD Thesis 20X (Hamilton) No description available.
2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 March 2020 8:55am