Units of Study
SPAN3624 - Spain: A Nation of Nations?
Semester 2, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Barrie Wharton
Phone: +61 2 9351 4085
Contemporary Spain is a very diverse country with several distinct cultural and linguistic groups. In some cases, this has given rise to minority nationalisms that challenge the sovereignty and hegemony of the Spanish state. This unit introduces students to the advantages and challenges of such diversity, including some of its political aspects. Specific topics include language planning, regional cultures, ethnicity, minority nationalism, and independence movements. No knowledge of Spanish is required to take this unit.
1xoral presentation (equivalent to 1500wd) (30%), 1x500wd essay plan (10%), 1x4000wd research essay (50%), class participation (10%)
1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 senior credit points from Spanish and Latin American Studies
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