Spanish

Modules offered under the centre are as follows
Semester I, 2017-2018
Module Code Module Name
LAS1201 Spanish 1
LAS2201 Spanish 2
LAS3201 Spanish 3
LAS4201 Spanish 5
Semester II, 2017-2018
Module Code Module Name
LAS1201 Spanish 1
LAS2201 Spanish 2
LAS3202 Spanish 4
LAS4202 Spanish 6
There are no pre-requisites or qualifying test for Level 1000 language modules. But these modules are meant only for students without any prior knowledge. Those who have learned the language through formal and informal means (incl. through external courses, self-study or an extended stay in the target language country) must contact CLS to take a placement test.

Students may face disciplinary action by the University for making a false declaration.
Pre-requisites / Preclusions
Module Code Module Name Credit Student Requires
Pre-requisite Preclusion
LAS1201 Spanish 1 4 Nil YSL1201 Introductory Spanish 1
LAS2201 Spanish 2 4 LAS1201 or YLS1201 or placement test YLS1202 Introductory Spanish II
LAS3201 Spanish 3 4 LAS2201 or YLS1202 or YLS1201 Introductory Sapnish II or placement test YLS2201 Intermediate Spanish 1
LAS3202 Spanish 4 4 LAS3201 or YLS2201 Intermediate Spanish I or placement test YLS2202 Intermediate Spanish II
LAS4201 Spanish 5 5 LAS3202 or YLS2202 Intermediate Spanish II or placement test YLS3201 Advanced Spanish I
LAS4202 Spanish 6 5 LAS4201 or YLS3201 Advanced Spanish I or placement test YLS3202 Advance Spanish II

LAS1201 Spanish 1

This module is meant for students with no prior knowledge of the target language. Students with prior knowledge (including spoken proficiency) must contact CLS to take a placement test.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-0-0-3-3 Nil YLS1201 Introductory Spanish I Nil



LAS2201 Spanish 2

This module is a continuation of Spanish 1. Spanish 2 pays close attention to aural/oral practice while strengthening basic grammar skills, writing, and reading comprehension. Students will continue to learn about the Hispanic world via readings and a variety of audiovisual materials. The module covers the second half of the textbook used in Spanish 1.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-0-0-3-3 LAS1201 Spanish 1 or YLS1201 Introductory Spanish I or placement test YLS1202 Introductory Spanish II Nil



LAS3201 Spanish 3

This module targets students who have completed the elementary Spanish modules (LAS1201 and LAS2201). It offers a combination of listening and speaking practice with a review of key concepts of Spanish grammar via targeted reading and writing activities. This module continues to incorporate Hispanic cultural elements through representative texts and audiovisual materials from the Spanish-speaking world.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-0-0-3-3 LAS2201 Spanish 2 or YLS1202 Introductory Spanish II or placement test YLS2201 Intermediate Spanish 1 Nil



LAS3202 Spanish 4

This module is a continuation of Spanish 3. Students taking this module will build upon what was covered in the first half and continue to expand their command of written and spoken Spanish. Spanish 4 pays close attention to aural/oral practice while strengthening more complex grammar skills (e.g., the subjunctive, passive voice), writing, and reading comprehension.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-0-0-3-3 LAS3201 Spanish 3 or YLS2201 Intermediate Spanish I or placement test YLS2202 Intermediate Spanish II Nil



LAS4201 Spanish 5

Students taking this module will build upon what was covered at the Elementary and Intermediate levels to expand their command of written and spoken Spanish. Advanced Spanish will focus on readings and discussions of Spanish and Spanish American culture to continue developing students’ vocabulary while reinforcing complex grammar and syntax. This module will also focus on accurate written production with attention paid to stylistics, genre, voice, while reviewing more advanced and nuance grammatical points.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
5 4-0-0-3-5.5 LAS3202 Spanish 4 or YLS2202 Intermediate Spanish II or placement test YLS3201 Advanced Spanish I Nil



LAS4202 Spanish 6

This course is the culmination of the Spanish language programme and serves as a bridge to further study of Spanish language and culture. Students will work on refining their writing and speaking skills by engaging in a variety of tasks (e.g. analysing short stories by a variety of authors, reviewing current films, discussing current events). Students will read texts on cultural and literary analysis with the aim of refining their linguistics and critical thinking skills.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
5 4-0-0-3-5.5 LAS4201 Spanish 5 or YLS3201 Advanced Spanish I or placement test YLS3202 Advanced Spanish II Nil


 

* Workload: A-B-C-D-E
The components are as follow:
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week


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