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SPAN250 Sacred Stories: Myths and Legends in Hispanic Culture

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An examination of myths that have defined Hispanic culture, through the study of literature, film and the visual arts.

Tales of discovery, myths of creation and sacred places, legends of invaders, heroes and the female divine: this paper explores all of these in the context of Hispanic culture.

Paper title Sacred Stories: Myths and Legends in Hispanic Culture
Paper code SPAN250
Subject Spanish
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $929.55
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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18 100-level SPAN points or 36 points
SPAN 350
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Tiffany Trotman
Course Reader
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global Perspective, Interdisciplinary Perspective, Cultural Understanding, Scholarship, Environmental Literacy, Ethics, Lifelong learning, Research, Critical Thinking, Communication, Information Literacy, Self-Motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts and principles of culture, including the role of myths and legends in the development of cultural identity
  2. Generate insights into social, cultural and historical dimensions of cultural and subcultural groups within the Hispanic world
  3. Express self-awareness through critical reflections on the influence of myths and legends within your own culture
  4. Demonstrate an ability to acquire, organise, analyse and evaluate information, taking into consideration the principles of academic integrity
  5. Demonstrate an ability to critically analyse a broad range of cultural phenomenon through research, writing and small group discussion

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 18-22
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22