Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Spanish America 1
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 Spanish.

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: One essay (2000-2500 words)  30%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Written Exam.  70%
Supplementary Exam 1 x 2 hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 hour examination if no continuous assessment submitted.  100%

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students will:

1) be able to describe the major trends of Mexican history from independence to the period after the Mexican Revolution;
2) be able to relate key literary texts to thier historical background;
3) be able to read and analyse literary texts with greater critical awareness
4) have had further training in

a) oral presentations
b) writing essays

Brief description

An introduction to Mexican society through a brief study of the Mexican Revolution, its origins and aftermath, followed by the detailed study of literary texts inspired by the revolution.

The year 1910 saw the outbreak of a major revolution in Mexico which was to plunge the country into nearly a decade of civil wars and to exercise an influence until the present day. The module offers a brief introduction to Mexican society through a study of the Mexican Revolution, its origins and aftermath. The remainder of the module is devoted to the so-called 'novel of the Mexican Revolution' and the study of individual texts inspired, in part at least, by the Revolution and its consequences.


Weeks 1-3 - Study of the Mexican Revolution
Weeks 4-6 - Azuela, Los de abajo
Weeks 7-11 - Rulfo, Pedro Paramo


This module is at CQFW Level 5