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Course Details in 2017/18 Session

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Module Title LC Speaking Unity: Language and Diversity in the Hispanic World
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 30119
Module Lead Aengus Ward
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1 or 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Guided independent study-170 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description The module will cover the basic principles of linguistics, with specific emphasis on language variation, the dialects of Spanish and the minority languages of Spain.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • have an appreciation of the key issues in the study of language.
  • comprehend the strengths and weaknesses of the Sapir Whorf hypothesis
  • appreciate the different varieties of Spanish and be able to identify and analyse basic differences between them
  • analyse and assess contextually the basic political and linguistic contexts of the minority languages of Spain.
Assessment 30119-01 : Digital Project : Presentation (30%)
30119-03 : Essay - 2,000 words : Coursework (70%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:

Essay (2,000 words) 70%
Canvas test 15%
Video presentation (in TL) on Canvas 15%

Reassessment: Re-submission of failed component
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