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SPAN3001: Spanish Level 5

Semester 1, 2021 [Normal day] - Remote

This unit builds on the language skills acquired in SPAN2612 or HSC Continuers Spanish. It will consolidate your previous knowledge of Spanish and extend it into more complex areas of grammar, vocabulary and expression, so that you are able to communicate in a wide variety of formal and informal situations. Activities used in the classroom are designed to allow you to further explore the culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world as well as improving your Spanish.

Unit details and rules

Unit code SPAN3001
Academic unit Spanish and Latin American Studies
Credit points 6
Prohibitions
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SPAN2613 or SPAN2614 or SPAN3601 or SPAN3602
Prerequisites
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SPAN2612 or SPAN2602, or HSC Spanish Continuers Minimum 70%. At least 5/7 in IB 'Spanish B'.
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
? 

None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff

Coordinator Vek Lewis, vek.lewis@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Vek Lewis, vek.lewis@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Participation Participation
n/a
10% Ongoing n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Skills-based evaluation Culture test 1
Online multiple choice
7.5% Week 06 400 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Skills-based evaluation Language test 1
Online quiz
5% Week 07 225 words
Outcomes assessed: LO3
Presentation group assignment Oral task
Oral presentation via zoom
15% Week 08 1000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Skills-based evaluation Language test 2
Listening test
5% Week 09 225 words
Outcomes assessed: LO3
Assignment Written reflective project
Written task
15% Week 10 1000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Skills-based evaluation Culture test 2
Online multiple choice
7.5% Week 11 400 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Skills-based evaluation Final in-class test 1
Listening test
10% Week 13 300 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3
Skills-based evaluation Final in-class test 2
Written composition
15% Week 13 400 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO2
Skills-based evaluation Final online test
Online
10% Week 13 550 words
Outcomes assessed: LO3
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

Detailed information for each assessment can be found in the Canvas site for this unit.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a High distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a Distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Module 1 LENGUAS Week 1 Pre-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 1 LENGUAS Week 1 Seminar Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 1 LENGUAS Week 1 Post-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 02 Module 1 LENGUAS Week 2 Pre-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 1 LENGUAS Week 2 Seminar Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 1 LENGUAS Week 2 Post-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 03 Module 2 EMOCIONES Week 3 Pre-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 2 EMOCIONES Week 3 Seminar Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 2 EMOCIONES Week 3 Post-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 04 Module 2 EMOCIONES Week 4 Pre-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 2 EMOCIONES Week 4 Seminar Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 2 EMOCIONES Week 4 Post-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 05 Module 3 IDENTIDADES Week 5 Pre-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 3 IDENTIDADES Week 5 Seminar Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 3 IDENTIDADES Week 5 Post-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 06 Module 3 IDENTIDADES Week 6 Pre-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 3 IDENTIDADES Week 6 Seminar Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 3 IDENTIDADES Week 6 Post-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 07 Module 4 MEMORIAS Week 7 Pre-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 4 MEMORIAS Week 7 Seminar Independent study (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 4 MEMORIAS Week 7 Post-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 08 Module 4 MEMORIAS Week 8 Pre-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 4 MEMORIAS Week 8 Seminar Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 4 MEMORIAS Week 8 Post-self study Lecture and tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 09 Module 5 FRONTERAS Week 9 Pre-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 5 FRONTERAS Week 9 Seminar Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 5 FRONTERAS Week 9 Post-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 10 Module 5 FRONTERAS Week 10 Pre-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 5 FRONTERAS Week 10 Seminar Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 5 FRONTERAS Week 10 Post-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 11 Module 6 CUERPOS Week 11 Pre-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 6 CUERPOS Week 11 Seminar Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 6 CUERPOS Week 11 Post-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 12 Module 6 CUERPOS Week 12 Pre-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 6 CUERPOS Week 12 Seminar Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Module 6 CUERPOS Week 12 Post-self study Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 13 Week 13 REVISION Independent study (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 13 REVISION seminar and final in-class test Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3

Attendance and class requirements

  • 1 two-hour Zoom tutorial + 1 one-hour Zoom tutorial per week
  • Class recordings: Most classes (in recording-equipped venues) will be recorded and may be made available to students on the LMS. However, you should not rely on recordings to substitute your classroom learning experience.
  • Preparation: Students should commit to spend approximately three hours’ preparation time (reading, studying, homework, essays, etc.) for every hour of scheduled instruction.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

The following must be acquired and may be bought from Abbey’s Bookshop, 131 York St, Sydney NSW 2000.

  • Intermediate Spanish Grammar: A Practical Guide to 100 Essential Skills

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation
  • LO2. produce clear, detailed written and oral texts on a wide range of topics and explain a point of view on a specific issue stating the advantages and disadvantages of various views
  • LO3. show that you have achieved a degree of competence and independence in their written and oral communication skills.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

No major changes have been made since this unit was last offered. However, the course reader materials have been electronically integrated into week by week modules for ease of classroom use and clarity.

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