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Module Title LC Spanish Core I - Advanced: Hispanic Cultures in Global Contexts
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 29750
Module Lead TBC
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Co-requisites LC Spanish Core II - Advanced: Hispanic Cultures in Global Contexts - (09 29751)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Seminar-50 hours
Guided independent study-140 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module presents a fusion of linguistic competencies and content analysis to allow students to begin developing a depth and breadth of subject expertise within Hispanic studies and to begin explaining the significance and relevance of that knowledge. In place of the traditional separation between language and content in Modern Languages curricula, and through the interrelation of comprehension, speaking, and writing, students on the module will develop their understanding and expertise within Spanish language in conjunction with a consistent focus on cultural awareness and analysis. The module will cover key cultural concerns; social, political, and historical phenomena; and linguistic skills relating to the Spanish-speaking world within and across global contexts and disciplines. Students will also develop skills sets in critical thinking and research that will allow them to engage with and interrogate pressing socio-political issues and cultural phenomena from local and global perspectives. Students will have regular opportunities to use technology to understand language and culture, derived where possible from teaching and research projects based in the Department of Modern Languages.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Evaluate key cultural movements, historical periods and socio-political events of the Hispanic world and their significance within and across global contexts.
  • Make appropriate use of up-to-date technology - derived from research and pedagogy that are current in Hispanic studies - to analyse and understand key aspects of Spanish language and culture from a variety of critical perspectives.
  • Begin to make use of academic methods and concepts fundamental to the advanced understanding of languages and cultures across different multiple periods and disciplines, and begin to apply this understanding to connections and conflicts between peoples in history and the contemporary period.
  • Show evidence of independent learning, reflective learning, critical thinking and the ability to perform appropriate research tasks in order critically to examine diverse local and global phenomena relating to languages and cultures.
  • Demonstrate higher-level use of the Spanish language working towards level B1 of the CEFR for languages
Assessment 29750-01 : Critical Essay (1800 words) : Coursework (40%)
29750-02 : Project in Spanish (750 words) : Coursework (30%)
29750-03 : Oral-Aural Exercise : Class Test (30%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
1800-word critical essay in English (40%) to be submitted at the end of semester 1

Project in Spanish involving digital humanities: 750 words (or equivalent) (30%) to be submitted at the end of semester 1

Oral-aural exercise (30%)
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