Spanish (2024)

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 3subsequent year. Students with 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Spanish or equivalent, will gain direct entry into SPNSH232. Students with excellent results at Level 2 in NCEA Spanish or equivalent, may, at the discretion of the Convenor of Spanish, begin with SPNSH232. Native speakers of Spanish may not enrol in SPNSH131, SPNSH231, SPNSH232, SPNSH331 or SPNSH332. Students whose heritage language is Spanish and who wish to enrol in a Spanish language acquisition paper should contact a lecturer in the subject to determine the appropriate level. Please consult with the Programme Convenor for general 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 postgraduate level 500 Spanish papers will be suspended from 2022 onwards.

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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 onwards.

  • 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 Beginners15.024B (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 115.024A (Hamilton)
    This paper analyses cultural traits from Spain and Latin America and examines how these attributes may impact on business and tourism industries.
    SPNSH231Intermediate Spanish 115.024A (Hamilton)
    Extend your previous knowledge of Spanish to express past and future situations. Topics will include shopping, local places of interest, and employment.
    SPNSH232Intermediate Spanish 215.024B (Hamilton)
    Students will extend their language skills, and cover toipcs such as travelling, eating out and wellbeing.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    INTLC301Research Methods in International Languages and Cultures15.024B (Hamilton)
    After workshops covering intercultural contexts in research, bibliography, literature reviews, ethics, data collection and editing, students will prepare a research report.
    INTLC312Visual Cultures of Spain and Latin America15.024B (Hamilton)
    This paper, conducted in English, offers both a historical and contemporary approach to regional and national identity construction in Spain and Latin America. Through a selection of cultural readings and viewings, the paper aims to provide students with an understanding of the interface of culture and visual culture in relation to...
    INTLC380Study Abroad 115.024G (Block), 24I (Block) & 24X (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 115.024A (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to enhance proficiency in Spanish at an advanced level. It will focus on contemporary cultural issues, and historical themes related to pre-Hispanic indigenous civilizations.
    SPNSH332Advanced Spanish 215.024B (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on advanced Spanish language learning and is a continuation of Advanced Spanish 1.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    SPNSH900Spanish PhD Thesis120.024I (Hamilton), 24J (Hamilton), 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 September 2023 8:09pm

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