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97507 Human Rights in Hispanophone Societies

8cp; 2 x 2hr tutorials/week; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): 97506 Spanish Language and Culture 6 OR 97508 US Latin American Relations


This subject aims to provide students who have a firm command of the Spanish language, with a broad range of social and political situations in order to express their needs, ideas and arguments in Castilian and Latin American Spanish. Students learn how to communicate in Spanish within a wide range of professional and academic situations at formal and informal levels in oral and written forms. The four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, both individually and in combination, are further developed using authentic materials covering a wide variety of situations. A sophisticated range of authentic material, including films, documentaries, testimonies and music with lyrics with regional and social variants and specific registers, such as Cuba, Chile and Argentina, are used for learning and students are taught to deliver talks in Spanish, engage in debating specific topics and write critical essays. In addition to the four hours of teaching, students undertake independent learning study outside class time. This independent study is based on multimedia material including written texts, films and documentaries and essays expressing a point of view. Its aim is to expand the student's knowledge in the sociopolitical context and is organised through individual and group tasks, including online activities. All students undertaking language and culture study at UTS for the first time need to complete a level assessment form, obtained from UTS: International Studies, to ensure that they are placed in an appropriate level for classes. UTS: International Studies reserves the right to place students in a class that is appropriate for their level of language proficiency.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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