Module Identifier SP31410  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Mr Jose M Goni Perez  
Semester Semester 2  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  40%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 30% Presentation and 30% participation in debates60%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours 1 x 2 hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 hour examination if no continuous assessment submitted100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should have attained a knowledge of events in Spain since the transition to democracy in 1975 and will also have applied this knowledge to their study and understanding of current affairs. Students will be encouraged to develop their own perspectives on relevant issues and contribute their ideas, in Spanish, accordingly. Students will have been able to use this course as a forum for expression and debate in the target language and will have developed confidence and fluency in discussing current affairs and many of the most relevant and controversial aspects of contemporary Spain.

Brief description

This module, conducted in Spanish, offers a thematic exploration of current affairs in contemporary Spain. The four themes present a variety of perspectives on legal, political and cultural issues. Introductory lectures provide a background of information and will guide students towards an investigation of breaking news. They will be expected to contribute extensively to the seminars and debates which will also be conducted in Spanish. Students will have to search for further material allied to the themes studied in the national and regional newspapers.

The exam will be in the target language (2 hours written). The mark of the written exam and the continuous assessment will be equally based on content and language.


This module is at CQFW Level 6