Spanish and Latin American Studies

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Spanish and Latin American Studies

Honours

Honours in Spanish and Latin American Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

SPAN4113 Theories and Methods: Spain and Latin America

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr tutorial/week. Assessment: 1x 3000wd Research essay (50%), 1x 1500wd Seminar presentation (25%), 1x 1500wd Commentary on theory and method (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit exposes students to critical research methodologies and theories central to socio- political inquiry into subjects and cultural phenomena pertaining in Spanish and Latin American Studies. Some of the models and approaches have arisen outside the Spain and the Americas and some are particular to Spanish or Latin(o) American contexts. Detailed exposition of applied methodologies and theory in social and cultural research is undertaken, and in each session we examine articles or projects that have used these models, or a combination of them.
SPAN4114 Spanish/Latin American Cultural Studies

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr tutorial/week. Assessment: 1x 1000wd oral presentation in Spanish (20%), 1x 3000wd reflections journal (40%), 1x 2000wd applied theory essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this unit, students will be given an overview of the central paradigms and applications of cultural studies as they have arisen in multiple locations such as Western Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Cultural studies can be conceived as an interdisciplinary practice, located at the intersection of sociology and anthropology, literary theory and philosophy. It is concerned with power, representation, identity and knowledge. Cultural studies engage with a very wide range of cultural forms (including, for example, crime fiction, rap music, soap operas and Bollywood films).
SLCS4500 SLC Honours Seminar 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd critical analysis exercise (30%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd seminar presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit critically examines a range of theoretical and methodological issues relevant to the study of language, history, society and culture. It facilitates reflective engagement on a variety of conceptual frameworks and enables the acquisition of the skills required to complete an extended research project.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
SLCS4501 SLC Honours Seminar 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd critical analysis exercise (30%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd seminar presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit critically examines a range of theoretical and methodological issues relevant to the study of language, history, society and culture. It facilitates reflective engagement on a variety of conceptual frameworks and enables the acquisition of the skills required to complete an extended research project.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units

Honours thesis units of study

SPAN4111 Spanish and Latin American Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Spanish and Latin American Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Spanish and Latin American Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarize yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
SPAN4112 Spanish and Latin American Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Assessment: 1x 18-20,000 wds Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial, independent research project in Spanish and Latin American Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Spanish and Latin American Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.