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SPAN451 Studies in Spanish

Studies in Spanish or Hispanic language and culture taken at a partner university in Spain or Latin America.

Do you want to put your Spanish into practice and study for a semester at one of our prestigious partner universities in Spain or Latin America? Choosing to do an Honours degree in Spanish at Otago gives you the opportunity to have a semester of in-country study in which you attend classes at a world-renowned university, not to mention all the other non-academic experiences you will have living for several months in a vibrant Spanish environment, be it Spain or Latin America.

Paper title Studies in Spanish
Paper code SPAN451
Subject Spanish
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,206.91
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
BA(Hons), PGDipArts
Students who are taking a degree within the Spanish programme.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
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Teaching staff
Paper normally studied as part of student exchange.
Paper Structure
In consultation with the Spanish Programme, the student will devise a course of study in Spanish language and culture at one of Otago's partner universities in Spain or Latin America. Students may choose papers that explore new subject areas or that build on study already undertaken. Students often select courses that are relevant to their dissertation topic.
Assigned by the overseas university.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of SPAN 451 and SPAN 452, students will have:

  • Acquired in-depth knowledge of the subjects they chose to study and developed a critical approach to them
  • Increased greatly their ability to communicate in Spanish, both in a social and a formal academic context
  • Gained a truly international perspective on their studies through exposure to a different education system
  • Developed the confidence to undertake research and scholarship in a hispanophone environment

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system