Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Visions of the Past in Modern Spanish Culture
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 hours
Seminars / Tutorials 10 hours


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1 X 3,500 WORD ESSAY  75%
Semester Assessment 2 ORAL PRESENTATIONS  25%
Supplementary Assessment ESSAY TO BE RESUBMITTED IF FAILED  75%

Learning Outcomes

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

demonstrate a godd, detailed knowledge of the key interpretations of Spanish history developed in the nineteenth and twentieth centureis;

demonstrate a good knowledge of examples of cultural outputs (mostly written) that reflect different interpretations of the Spanish past;

demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the ways in which history is reinterpreted in the light of current events and how such acadmeic debates have a wider impact on culture;

demonstrate that they have mastered advanced skills as critical readers of culture;

demonstrate that they have a solid foundation for further postgraduate work;

demonstrate that they have mastered sophisticated analytical skills;

use secondary literature critically;

express themselves clearly, coherently and in a logical fashion, both orally and in writing;

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

Brief description

This course will examine a range of interpretations and views of medieval and modern Spanish history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as examples of cultural output that reflect those interpretations. Students will acquire knowledge of the events in contemporary Spanish culture that shaped those particular visions of the past. They will gain an understanding of the interaction between historiogrphy and culture as a whole as well as the workings and changing views of history itself as an academic discipline.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number n/a
Communication participating in seminars and writing of essay will require student to express their ideas clearly, coherently and cogently
Improving own Learning and Performance independent preperation for essay and seminars; independent research for essay and seminars
Information Technology requried to access bibliographical information and to submit word processed essays
Personal Development and Career planning 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 required to read most of the bibliography provided in Spanish in order to prepare for seminars and/or essays.
Team work this will apply in the seminars


This module is at CQFW Level 7