Spain and Latin America 1900-45
Module code: Q1061
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination
This module develops and extends the ideas and themes introduced in the lecture series History and Culture in the 20th Century. Relevant works of literature, film, theatre and the press are studied in the target language, wherever possible. Written and oral material is drawn from a wide range of sources to make students aware of the context in which the country whose language you study has progressed towards its current situation. You will develop essential skills of note-taking, discussing, summarising, analysing and essay writing (including documentation). The module will allow you to progress towards independent study.
Module learning outcomes
- The successful student will demonstrate knowledge of some of the historical events and cultural trends that characterise Spanish society in the first half of the 20th century.
- S/he will demonstrate an understanding of some of the intellectual ideas and and/or aesthetic themes that gained currency in the period.
- S/he will demonstrate the capacity to analyse and synthesise data from a range of sources and to develop lines of argument.
- S/he will demonstrate the ability to write cogently and succinctly in the target language at an appropriate level of correctness and sophistication.