Spanish (2022)

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 approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

The point of entry into the Spanish language papers depends on previous experience. Those with no previous experience of Spanish, take SPNSH131 followed by SPNSH231 in the subesequent year. Students with 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Spanish or equivalent, will gain direct entry into SPNSH231. Students with excellent results at Level 2 in NCEA Spanish or equivalent, may, at the discretion of the Convenor of Spanish, begin with SPNSH231. Please consult with the Programme Convenor for advice on entry point into Spanish language acquisition papers.

Note: Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.

Enrolment into Graduate level 500 Spanish papers will be suspended from 2022.


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  • 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 Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office.

  • Graduate Study

    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.

    Note: There will be no new intake into level 500 Spanish papers in 2022.

  • 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.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    SPNSH131Spanish for Beginners15.022B (Hamilton) & 22G (Hamilton)
    Learn the basics of written and spoken Spanish including greetings, family, city life and daily routines. No previous knowledge of Spanish is needed.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    INTLC200Spanish & Latin American Business Culture: Intercultural Competence 115.022A (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.
    SPNSH231Intermediate Spanish 115.022A (Hamilton) & 22A (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.
    SPNSH232Intermediate Spanish 215.022B (Hamilton) & 22B (Online)
    This paper is the continuation of SPNSH231.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    INTLC312Cultures of Spain: Negotiated Autonomies15.022B (Online)
    This paper, conducted in English, offers both a historical and a contemporary approach to regional and national identity construction in Spain. The paper aims to provide students with a solid foundation on Spanish, Galician, Catalan, Basque and other regional cultures. Through a selection of cultural readings, students will gain a ...
    INTLC380Study Abroad 115.022G (Block), 22I (Block) & 22X (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.
    SPNSH331Advanced Spanish 115.022A (Hamilton)
    This is an advanced language paper designed to enhance proficiency in Spanish. Students will engage in a variety of exercises such as listening to authentic native speakers to identify different geographical varieties of Spanish from both Spain and Latin America.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    SPNSH900Spanish PhD Thesis120.022I (Hamilton), 22J (Hamilton), 22K (Hamilton) & 22X (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2022 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 October 2021 11:18am

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