Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
SPM1030
Module Title
Key Moments in Modern Spanish Culture
Academic Year
2019/2020
Co-ordinator
Semester
Intended for use in future years
Co-Requisite
Mutually Exclusive

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 4,000 WORD ESSAY  75%
Semester Assessment 2 X ORAL PRESENTATION ON TOPIC OF STUDENT'S CHOICE  25%
Supplementary Assessment ESSAY TO BE RESUBMITTED IF FAILED  75%
Supplementary Assessment PIECE OF WRITTEN WORK IN LIEU OF ORAL WORK, IF FAILED  25%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

demonstrate a critical understanding of key moments in 20th-century Spain;

demonstrate analytical skills as readers of key 20th-century events in Spanish culture;

demonstrate that they have mastered a thorough knowledge of different theoretical approaches to the study of culture;

demonstrate that they can relate general theoretical issues to particular case studies in a critical fashion;

demonstrate that they can discuss and evaluate critically the pros and cons of various approaches and frameworks used in cultural studies and be able to articulate their own stance on these debates;

express them clearly, coherently and in a logical fashion, orally and in writing.

Brief description

This course will examine a range of cultural texts and artefacts in order to introduce students to the development of Spanish culture and society between 1898 and the present day. Through the prism of literature, film and the visual arts, students will explore the loss of Spain's overseas empire, the Second Republic, the Civil War and Franco's dictatorship as well as the return of democracy to Spain and its entry into the EU. By doing so, they will gain a detailed knowledge of those events that are regarded as key in shaping Spanish culture in the 20th century, as well as increase their competence as critical readers of culture.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number n/a
Communication participating in seminars and writing of essay will require students to express their ideas clearly, cogently and coherently
Improving own Learning and Performance independent preparation for essay and seminars, independent research for essay and seminars
Information Technology students will be required to access bibliographical information and to submit word-processed essays. They will also be expected to use the LRC to access films and film databases
Personal Development and Career planning students will be expected to show an ability to manage their own time effectively and to engage in independent lines of research in preparing their essays.
Problem solving selection of reading material, answering questions posed by written assessment, seminar work
Research skills researching for essay and for seminars
Subject Specific Skills students will be required to read material in Spanish in order to prepare for seminars and/or essays.
Team work this will apply in seminars

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7