Spanish (2018)

The Spanish programme consists of papers in grammar, conversation, composition, Spanish literature and Latin American literature. All literature and language papers beyond SPAN131 are generally taught in Spanish.

Spanish is available as a pathway within the International Languages and Cultures major or supporting subject for the BA. Details of the requirements for the Spanish language pathway can be found under International Languages and Cultures. Spanish is available as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies 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 SPAN131 and SPAN132, followed by SPAN231 in the second year. Students with some experience of Spanish (Year 11 or equivalent) will begin with SPAN132. Students with 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Spanish, or equivalent, will gain direct entry into SPAN231.

Note: 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 interested in studying Spanish for their major can do so through International Languages and Cultures. Students who commenced a major in Spanish in 2010 or prior should contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Office for advice.


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  • 100 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    INTLC101International Languages and Cultures18A (Hamilton)
    A cultural perspectives paper with a thematic focus on China, France, Japan, Spain and Latin America
    SPNSH131Spanish for Beginners 118A (Hamilton)
    Complete beginners acquire basic competency in the language through practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The emphasis is on communication underpinned by knowledge of the grammatical system of the language.
    SPNSH132Spanish for Beginners 218B (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.
  • 200 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    INTLC222European and Latin American Cultures: Tradition and Modernity18B (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.
    SPNSH231Intermediate Spanish 118A (Hamilton)
    This intermediate language paper strengthens grammar skills and develops students’ ability of performing in the four classical skills (reading, listening, writing and speaking) in Spanish. Students can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
    SPNSH232Intermediate Spanish 218B (Hamilton)
    This intermediate language paper builds on SPNSH231. Students continue learning grammar skills and performing in the four classical skills (reading, listening, writing and speaking) in Spanish. Students communicate in tasks that require a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and cultural matters.
  • 300 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    FASS396Work Placement18C (Block) & 18D (Block)
    This paper enables students to undertake work placement in an area related to their major as part of their degree. Students work in a chosen field for a period of time in order to gain valuable work experience and learn from experts in their chosen field.
    INTL380Study Abroad 118C (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.
    INTL381Study Abroad 218C (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.
    INTL382Study Abroad 318C (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.
    INTL390Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
    At the discretion of the relevant Programme Convenor, students undertake independent but guided research on a topic of the student's choice.
    SPAN305Topics in Latin America18A (Hamilton)
    Readings in Spanish American Literature.
    SPAN310Spanish Advanced Language18A (Hamilton)
    This is an advanced language paper designed to enhance oral and written proficiency in the language.
    SPAN312Spanish in Context18B (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 (identity, music, gender issues, e-texts, etc.), students gain a deeper understanding of Spanish and Latin American culture as well as compe...
    SPAN321Translation Methodology and Practice18B (Hamilton)
    This paper applies translation theory, methodology and ethics to a variety of contexts including journalism, web pages and subtitling.
    SPAN380Study Abroad 118C (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.
    SPAN381Study Abroad 218C (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.
    SPAN382Study Abroad 318C (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.
    SPAN390Directed Study18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper enables students to carry out an individual research project. Admission to this paper is at the discretion of the Convenor of Spanish.
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    SPAN501Varieties of Spanish18C (Hamilton) & 18C (Online)
    This paper is designed to place students' practical knowledge of Spanish within a sociolinguistic framework. Students analyse different types of texts and listen to a variety of language registers and phonological modalities of Spanish. Students learn about Spanish in Spain, Spanish in the USA and Spanish in Latin America. The pape...
    SPAN502Special Topic: Visual Poetry in the Hispanic World18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Online)
    This paper gives a panoramic view of visual and intermedia poetry in the 20th and 21st Centuries.
    SPAN590Directed Study18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    SPAN591Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
  • 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
    SPAN900Spanish PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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