Spanish (SPAN) 330

Textual Analysis and Composition (Revision 2)

SPAN 330

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Humanities

Prerequisite: SPAN 301

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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SPAN 330 has been designed to target reading and writing skills while increasing vocabulary and improving grammar. By helping students to develop their creative and academic writing skills in Spanish, this course will prepare them for more advanced courses in Spanish literature.

Course Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • apply Spanish reading skills and vocabulary to multiple disciplines impacting contemporary life.
  • read, critique, and evaluate Spanish texts for grammatical structure and content.
  • constructively work in editorial teams developing Spanish texts for future use.
  • write original texts in Spanish for various audiences using formal and informal language structures where appropriate.
  • interpret the challenges facing the world in the 21st century through the lens of the 17 sustainable development goals outlined by the United Nations.


To receive credit for SPAN 330, you must complete and submit all of the assignments and quizzes, and write the final essay (Ensayo final). You must achieve a minimum grade of D (50 percent) on the final essay and an overall grade of at least D (50 percent) for the course.

You will be evaluated on your understanding of the concepts presented in the course and on your ability to apply those concepts. Your final grade in the course will be based on the marks achieved for the following activities.

Activity Weighting
Presentación personal 5%
Glosario 5%
Una experiencia personal 5%
4 trabajos escritos (4 x 7.5%) 30%
Diario de reflexiones 5%
Artículo de noticias 5%
Cuento de ficción 10%
Estudio de caso 10%
Trabajo colaborativo 5%
Ensayo Final 20%
Total 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

Digital Textbook

Dabrowski, M. T., et al. (2020). La palabra escrita para un mundo de retos globales. Athabasca University.

Special Course Feature

SPAN 330 is a fully integrated, online course based on a digital Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook developed at Athabasca University, with contributions and support from many undergraduate and graduate students from institutions in western Canada. Additional information about the project can be found at the Spanish OER Initiative website:

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 2, February 9, 2021