Spanish and Latin American Studies


Spanish and Latin American Studies will develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in Spanish. In addition to language studies, the beginners' units contain an introduction to Spanish and Latin American culture, politics and history. Senior language units can be taken together with separate 6 credit point courses which deal with the culture and history of Spain and Latin America in greater depth.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

Honours in Spanish and Latin American Studies consists of a thesis of 15000-18000 words and 7000-8000 words of written work, or it?s equivalent, for each seminar. Each of the two seminars meets weekly for 2 hours, for one semester. The thesis is worth 60% of the final mark, and each seminar is worth 20%. While you will receive marks for all pieces of assessment, your academic transcripts will record only your final, overall Honours mark.

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