Module Identifier SP31410  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Matthew Richards  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   1 per week  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 per semester  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours WRITTEN EXAM.  40%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 30% Presentation and 30% participation in debates60%
Supplementary Exam2/3 Hours 1 x 2 hour examination if no continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 hour examination if no continuous assessment submitted.100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should have attained a knowledge of events in Spain on 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 asepcts of politics, social and legal affairs in current Spain (2004-5).

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