Module Identifier SP10510  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Robert Havard  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Roger Mills, Professor Gwynne Edwards, Dr Rob Stone  
Pre-Requisite A level Spanish or equivalent  
Mutually Exclusive SP10740  
Course delivery Lecture   12 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   3 Hours  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours Written exam.   70%  
  Essay   Assessed essay (1,500-2,000 words)   30%  

Brief description
This module is for students with 'A' level Spanish and is complemented by the course in Hispanic Literature which may be taken in the second semester, thus providing the opportunity to accelerate language acquisition and to enrich the context in which Spanish is studied. Part one advanced students may also take the module in Spanish Cinema1 which complements both courses and also has a strong social focus.

Hispanic Civilization provides students with a cultural foundation in Spanish by concentrating on key moments in Spanish and Spanish-American history: The Reconquest of Spain, The Hapsburg Kings, The Conquest of Mexico, The Defeat of the Spanish Armada, Latin-American dictators and the origins of the Spanish Civil War.

The course also studies the work of three major painters (with slides): El Greco, Velasquez and Goya.

It also studies two major works in more detail by way of seminars: the renowned evocation of Spain by Antonio Machado, Campos de Castilla, and Garcia Lorca's last and perhaps finest play, La casa de Bernarda Alba.

The class meets for one weekly lecture and for occasional seminars. Assessment is by one term essay (on Machado) and a 2 hour examination consisting of two essays, one of which must be on La casa de Bernarda Alba.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should have:

1) a knowledge of key features in Spanish history from the Reconquest to the Civil War plus a knowledge of three Spanish painters
2) specific knowledge of two major texts in Spanish

Reading Lists
** Recommended Consultation
W. C. Atkinson. The History of Spain and Portugal. Pelican
W. Wyatt. A History of Islamic Spain.
R Trevor Davies. (1939) The Golden Century of Spain. London
C. Martin. (1998) The Spanish Armada. London
N. Davies. (1977) The Aztecs. London
G. C. Vaillant. (1975) The Aztecs of Mexico. London
P. Gassier. (1955) Goya. New York
Gwyn A Williams. (1976) Goya and the Impossible Revolution. London
A. Hull. (1980) Goya. New York
Goldsheider. (1949) El Greco. 2nd.
(1954) El Greco; paintings, drawings and sculptures. 3rd.
Herris Enriqueta. (1982) Velaquez.
Gudiol Ricart. (1983) Velazquez, the Complete Painting.
Richard Herr. (1958) The Eighteenth-Century Revolution in Spain.
G. Pendle. (1963) Argentina. London
D. Rock. (1986) Argentina 1516-1982, Chapter 3. London
G Jackson. (1974) A Concise History of the Spanish Civil War. London
H Thomas. (1977) The Spanish Civil War. Harmondsworth
R. Carr and J. P. Fusi. (1993) Spain, from Dictatorship to Democracy. London
Arthur Terry. (1973) A Machado: Campos de Castilla, (critical guide). London
Bernard, Sese. (1980) Antonio Machado 1875-1939. Madrid
J. M. Aguirre. (1961) Antonio Machado, poeta simbolista. Madrid
Robert Havard, Antonio Machado. (1997) Campos de Castilla. Duckworth/ Bristol Classical Press
Gwynne Edwards. (1980) Lorca, The Theatre Beneath the Sand. Marion Boyars
C. B.Morris. F G Lorca, La Casa de Bernarda Alba. Critical Guides to Spanish Texts
Robert Havard (ed). (1992) Lorca, Poet and Playwright. Cardiff: U. Wales