Final Year

In line with UCC policy and Government guidelines, a return to campus is envisaged with modules delivered in a face-to-face format. Unless otherwise stated, all Semester One modules will be taught face-to-face and, where possible, recorded. Alternatively, blended learning approaches will also be utilised. The precise details of teaching delivery will be posted on Canvas for each module and all students should check these details. Module co-ordinators are the first point of call for module-related queries. Do not hesitate to contact us at any point. 

 

Core Course

 

HS3001 Final Year Spanish Language (10 Credits)

Module Coordinator: Ms Eugenia Bolado Colina – ORB 1.52 – eugenia@ucc.ie

Time: Core Hours: Monday 12:00 – 13:00, Thursday 11:00 – 12:00, one additional hour will be assigned at introductory class meeting which will take place:

Monday 13th September 12:00 - 13:00 FSB A1

 

Description: The course will involve regular practice in the skills of advance translation into and out of Spanish and advanced language learning in the four skills.

 

 

The following is a list of options which will run next year, conditioned by student demand and staff availability. Please ensure you are able to attend all classes for your chosen module (i.e. only choose options that do not clash with your other subject) and identify 2-3 back-up modules, in case any of your chosen modules are over- subscribed. If on-line registration demand exceeds available places, allocations will be determined based on a waiting list system, managed by the Head of Department, Dr Martín Veiga (Office: ORB 1.54).

 

ELECTIVE MODULES

5 CREDITS EACH

 

HS3004 TRANSLATING BUSINESS, CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN THE HISPANIC WORLD

Module Coordinator: Dr Helena Buffery – ORB 1.53 – h.buffery@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 2 Monday 13:00 – 15:00 CEC G.03

Description: This course will examine relevant contemporary business, culture and society in the Hispanic World - Spain and its regions and Latin America, with particular focus on Mexico, Argentina and Chile. The course is text-based using a variety of print and digital media sources. Students will explore different ways of translating these texts and analyse existing translation, in order to gain an understanding of the linguistic and cultural challenges of translation between Spanish and English in different sociocultural contexts.

 

 

HS3005 HISTORY AND SOCIETY IN SPANISH LITERATURE

Module Coordinator: Dr Martín Veiga – ORB 1.54 – m.veiga@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 1 Tuesday 11:00 – 13:00 AL G.02

Description: This course will analyse representations of history and social change in three Spanish literary works published between the late 19th and early 20th century. It will provide an exploration of decisive social and historical transformations occurred in Spain at the time and the way in which those changes are depicted in the literature of the period.

 

HS3007 ASPECTS OF TEACHING SPANISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE*

Module Coordinator: Ms Siobhan Nally – ORB 1.52 – s.nally@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 1 Tuesday 16:00 – 18:00 WGB G04

Description: This module will reflect upon general aspects of teaching and learning Spanish as a foreign language including the following areas: Theoretical perspectives on learning a language; Popular approaches & methods in language teaching; Teaching and learning of grammar; Receptive skills (reading and listening); Productive skills (speaking and writing); Classroom management, lesson planning, and the roles ofthe teacher.

*Priority will be given to students who achieved a 2.1 grade in 2nd year Spanish language.

 

 

HS3008 LINGUISTIC ASPECTS OF SPANISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE*

Module Coordinator: Dr Seána Ryan – ORB 1.52 – Seana.ryan@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 2 Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00 ORB 1.23, Thursday 12:00 – 13:00, ORB 1.23

Description: This module will examine sociolinguistic variation within Spanish as it is spoken both throughout the Hispanic world and further afield, exploring in greater detail relevant issues such as bilingualism, code- switching and Spanish-based pidgins and creoles. The economics of language, the use of Spanish on the internet, the growth of Spanglish and the significance of the rapidly increasing Hispanic demographic in the U.S. will also comprise key points for discussion.

*Only available to students who completed HS2026 in Second Year.

 

HS3010 STAGES OF EXILE IN HISPANIC THEATRE

Module Coordinator: Dr Helena Buffery – ORB 1.53 – h.buffery@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 2 Tuesday 16:00 – 18:00 ORB 1.32

Description: The module analyses the impact of exile, migration and diaspora on Hispanic theatre and performance cultures, focusing in particular on the Spanish Republican diaspora after the Spanish Civil War. Students will examine the alternative 'traditions' produced by Hispanic theatre and performance cultures in exile, exploring the ways in which they question and critique mainstream national traditions.

 

HS3013 TEXT AND PERFORMANCE IN CONTEMPORARY IBERIA

Module Coordinator: Dr Elisa Serra Porteiro – ORB 1.47 – e.serraporteiro@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 1 Tuesday 09:00 – 10:00 

Description: In this module, participants will examine a selection of key theatre texts by contemporary Spanish dramatists from the early twentieth century to the present. We will analyse how the selected plays are representative of trends and innovations in the contemporary Spanish stage. Throughout the course, we will work not only with the dramatic texts but also with documents illustrative of their performance histories, such as filmic or journalistic records, in order to contextualise the dialogue between writing and performance from a historical, cultural and theatrical perspective. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which theatre is disseminated and how commercial and/or political considerations can affect the trajectory of a dramatic text, from page to stage. This module will be primarily delivered in Spanish with supplementary materials provided in English.

 

HS3014 SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING ART WORLD(S)

Module Coordinator: Dr Carlos Garrido Castellano – ORB 1.31 -carlos.garridocastellano@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 1 Thursday 15:00 – 17:00 WW7

Description: This module will examine the social relevance of visual creativity in the Iberian Peninsula, the Americas and Portuguese-Speaking Africa. After outlining the historical development of contemporary visual forms in these contexts, the module will explore the role of art biennials, cultural festivals museums and art centres in shaping postcolonial Spanish-Speaking and Portuguese-Speaking contexts. This module will be primarily delivered in Spanish with supplementary materials provided in English and Portuguese.

 

 

HS3018 BASQUE LANGUAGE III*

Lecturer: Mr Imanol Oteiza Unanua – ORB 1.55 – Imanol.oteizaunanua@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 1 Tuesday 15:00 – 16:00 ORB G.46, Thursday 15:00 – 17:00 KANE G20

Description:. This module will provide students with pre-intermediate level knowledge of the Basque language (CEFR A2). This is a four-skills language course with a communicative approach that will build on groundwork laid down in HS2017 and HS2018, and/or Basque language studies during the third year if spent abroad, using a mixture of language classes, translation and online learning to develop linguistic competence in Basque.

* Basque Language and Culture II or equivalent is a pre-requisite.

 

HS3019 BASQUE CULTURAL STUDIES II

Lecturer: Mr Imanol Oteiza – ORB 1.55 – Imanol.oteizaunanua@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 2 Tuesday 15:00 – 17:00 ORB G46

Description: This module will provide students with thorough knowledge and understanding of different aspects of the history, culture, society and language of the Basque-speaking regions.

Please note that there are no pre-requisites for studying this module.

 

 

HS3022 CATALAN LANGUAGE III*

Lecturer: Ms Alba Martínez Alarcón – ORB 1.81 – alba.martinezalarcon@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 1 Tuesday 13:00 – 14:00 ORB 3.26, Wednesday 13:00 – 14:00 ORB 1.85, Wednesday: 14:00 – 15:00 ORB 185

Description:. To provide students with intermediate level knowledge of the Catalan language. This module will build on groundwork laid down in HS2022 and/or HS2023, using a mixture of language classes, translation and online learning to develop linguistic competence in Catalan.

 

 

HS3023 CATALAN CULTURAL STUDIES

Lecturer: Ms Alba Martínez Alarcón – ORB 1.81 – alba.martinezalarcon@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 2 Monday 13:00 -14:00 ORB 1.45, Tuesday 13:00 – 14:00 ORB 3.26

Description:. This module will look in some depth at particular aspects of Catalan history and culture (especially the literary and artistic movements of the 19th and 20th centuries and their effects on the development of contemporary Catalan culture, focusing on the relationship between urban space and cultural identity in Barcelona), using selected audiovisual and literary texts in Catalan as the basis for exploration and discussion.

 

 

HS3123 CATALAN LANGUAGE IV*

Lecturer: Ms Alba Martínez Alarcón – ORB 1.81 – alba.martinezalarcon@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 2 Monday 15:00 – 17:00 SAF G.02

Description:. To provide students with upper intermediate level knowledge of the Catalan language. This module will build on groundwork laid down in HS3022, using a mixture of language classes and online learning to develop linguistic competence in Catalan.

*You must have previously completed Catalan Language III or equivalent.

 

HS3024 GALICIAN LANGUAGE III*

Module Coordinator: Dr Martín Veiga – ORB 1.54 – m.veiga@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 1 Monday 13:00 – 14:00 ORB 1.8514:00 – 15:00 BL8 G01, Thursday 10:00 – 11:00 AL G32

Description:. The course will build on the groundwork laid down in Galician Language and Culture II, using a mixture of grammar and translation classes, conversation with the native speaker, and the video and audio resources of the Centre for Galician Studies.

 

 

HS3025 GALICIAN CULTURAL STUDIES

Module Coordinator: Dr Martín Veiga – ORB 1.54 – m.veiga@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 2 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 ELD1 101

Description:. This course will provide an examination of some of the most relevant features of contemporary Galician culture. Starting with a detailed social and historical background, it will concentrate on the study of some key literary and filmic texts by major modern authors. It will also analyse the importance of cultural manifestations such as art and music in the shaping of today's Galicia.

 

 

HS3028 LOVE AND DESIRE IN THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE

Module Coordinator: Dr Silvia Arroyo – ORB 1.10 – silvia.arroyo@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 1 Thursday 12:00 – 14:00 CONN J5

Description:. This module explores cultural constructs such as "love" and "desire" as portrayed in literature and art from the 16th and 17th centuries. In class, we will discuss Platonic and Courtly renderings of these concepts prevailing in Spanish Renaissance and Baroque literature and art. Module syllabus includes selected writings from medical treatises of the age, León Hebreo, Diego de San Pedro, Fernando de Rojas, Jorge de Montemayor, Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, San Juan de la Cruz, Teresa de Ávila.

 

HS3029 THE BODY AND SENSES IN THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE

Module Coordinator: Dr Silvia Arroyo – ORB 1.10 - silvia.arroyo@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 2 Thursday 15:00 – 17:00 KANE G.20

Description:. This module explores the body as explained by Early Modern medical discourse, in conjunction with the symbolic nuances that different parts and organs of the body acquire in Renaissance and Baroque literature. The module is divided into four thematic units focused on specific parts of the human body. Through these, we will discuss topics such as: poetic fragmentation as a replica of medical dissection, the metaphor of the body-politic, digestion as metaphor for reading and incorporation of sources, the problem of seeing in a world understood to be governed by appearances, the metaphor of evacuation and purge, and sexual deviance in Early Modernity. Module syllabus includes selected writings from medical treatises of the age, Garcilaso de la Vega, Lazarillo de Tormes, Baltasar del Alcázar, Lope de Vega, Miguel de Cervantes, Ana Caro, Luis de Góngora, Francisco de Quevedo.

 

 

HS3054 GENDER, VIOLENCE AND POWER ON THE US-MEXICAN BORDER

Module Coordinator: Prof Nuala Finnegan – ORB 1.49 -Nuala.finnegan@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 2 Tuesday 11:00 – 13:00 CONN B

Description:. Since its inception in 1848, the US-Mexico border has been singled out as an area of fascinating cultural interest. It has also been characterized by high levels of violence played out on both sides. This module examines cultural expressions of that violence with a particular focus on the past twenty years during which time there has been a prolonged drug war involving many young male victims as well as sustained violence against women exemplified most forcefully by the phenomenon of the 'femicides' or murders of young women in Ciudad Juárez. In that regard the evolving construction of both masculinity and femininity in the border context is of interest in assessing and evaluating the relationship between violence and power in the region. This module will examine a range of cultural

responses to violence along the border including documentary film, art and literature.

 

HS3058 HUMAN RIGHTS, MEMORY AND THE POST-DICTATORSHIP GENERATION IN THE SOUTHERN CONE

Module Coordinator: Dr Cara Levey – ORB 1.48 – c.levey@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 1 Wednesday 09:00 – 11:00 CEC G.03

Description:. This module will explore the legacy of human rights violations that occurred mainly under dictatorship in the Southern Cone in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s focusing on the second-generation, those who were born or grew up under dictatorial rule and became protagonists in the struggles for memory, truth and justice in the post-dictatorships. After a general introduction to the topic of human rights violations in Latin America, the module will explore state- terrorism's legacy and impact in contemporary Chile, Argentina and Uraguay, taking memory as the key theoretical framework to explore activism, cultural production and commemoration emanating from a wide range of second generation individiuals and groups, including the children of those who were disappeared, imprisoned and forced into exile.

 

 

 

HS3063 ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECT IN SPANISH & LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES [Single Honours & Major Honours Students Only]

Module Coordinator: Dr Carlos Garrido Castellano – ORB 1.31 –

carlos.garridocastellano@ucc.ie

Description: The subject of the dissertation will be decided by individual consultations between lecturers and students. Students should make an appointment with the relevant member of staff whose area of research you are interested in, early in the first term.

 

PORTUGUESE

 

5 CREDITS EACH

 

 

Students, including visiting students, taking Portuguese as an option may only choose from the modules listed below. Students can only choose ONE beginner optional language (Portuguese, Galician, Catalan or Basque). Students in Final Year may choose two optional languages provided only one is a beginner language at HS2 level (see beginners’ language list below). Students must have completed PU2020 in order to register for PU3020. The only Portuguese cultural studies modules available are PU3302 and PU3303.

 

 

PU2020 PORTUGUESE BEGINNERS LANGUAGE

Module Coordinator: Sofía Da Silva Mendes – ORB 1.46 – s.dasilvamendes@ucc.ie

Time: SEMESTER 1 Tuesday 12:00 – 14:00 WW7

Description: This module will involve oral & aural practice; study of grammar; study of contemporary texts in Portuguese.

 

 

 

PU3302 PORTUGUESE STUDIES III

Module Coordinator: Ms Sofía Da Silva Mendes – ORB 1.46 – s.dasilvamendes@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 1 Tuesday 14:00 – 16:00 ORB 1.85

Description: The course takes as its starting point the early days of modernism in Portugal and the experimental movements, Paúlismo, Interseccionismo, Futurismo and Sensacionismo. These movements have in common a concern with identity along with the fragmentation of the self, concepts which are central to Pessoa's work. The course will focus on Pessoa's poetry but consideration will also be given to his semi-autobiographical novel, Livro do Desassossego'. The course will also include study of his contemporaries Almada Negreiros and Sá Carneiro.

 

PU3303 CONTEMPORARY BRAZILIAN CULTURE

Module Coordinator: Dr. Carlos Garrido Castellano – ORB 1.31 -carlos.garridocastellano@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 2 Tuesday 14:00 – 16:00 ORB 1.85

Description: This course will explore the cultural production developed in Brazil during the 20th and 21st century. The module analyses topics linked to indigenism and afro-Brazilian culture, musical production (samba, bossa nova, funk, hip hop) and visual arts (avantgarde movements, art activism). The module will also examine how Brazilian identity is produced in recent literature, theatre and cinema.

 

 

PU3020 PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE II*

Module Coordinator: Ms Sofía Da Silva Mendes – ORB 1.46 –

s.dasilvamendes@ucc.ie

Time & Venue: SEMESTER 2 Monday 09:00 – 10:00 ORB 2.02, Wednesday 09:00 – 10:00 ORB 2.02, Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 ORB 202

Description: To achieve proficiency in both spoken and written Portuguese.

*PU2020 is a pre-requisite

 

BEGINNERS LANGUAGE OPTIONS

 

HS2022 CATALAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE I

SEMESTER 1

Monday 11am – 12pm ORB 2.12

Tuesday 11am – 12pm ORB 2.03

Thursday 1pm – 2pm ORB G.38

 

HS2023 CATALAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE II

SEMESTER 2

Monday 11:00 – 12:00 AL G.32

Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00 ORB 2.03

Thursday 13:00 – 14:00 ORB G.38

 

HS2024 GALICIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE I

SEMESTER 1

Monday 11:00 – 12:00 ORB 1.85

Tuesday 16:00 – 17:00 ORB 1.85

Thursday 12:00 – 13:00 ORB 1.85

 

HS2025 GALICIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE II

SEMESTER 2

Monday 11:00 – 12:00 ORB 1.85

Tuesday 16:00 – 17:00 ORB 1.85

Thursday 12:00 13:00 ORB 1.85

 

HS2017 BASQUE LANGUAGE I

SEMESTER 1

Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 ORB 2.02

Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 ORB 1.85

Thursdays 13:00 - 14:00 WW7

 

HS2018 BASQUE LANGUAGE II

SEMESTER 2

Tuesday 10:00 – 11:00 ORB 1.44

Tuesday 13:00 – 14:00 ORB 1.85

Thursday 13:00 – 14:00 ORB G.46

 

 

LL MODULES 5 Credits Each

 

YOU MAY REPLACE ONE 5 CREDIT MODULE WITH AN LL MODULE

 

LL3002  TRAVEL WRITING

Module Coordinator: Patrick Crowley (Department of French) - p.crowley@ucc.ie

Time: SEMESTER 2 Tuesday 13:00 – 14:00 Elect L2, Thursday 15:00 – 16:00 Elect L2

Description: This module examines the theory and practice of travel writing. Students will read a set of texts (in English and in English translation) that range from nineteenth century literature to contemporary writing. We will be looking at writers who have travelled to such places as Italy, Spain, North Africa and the Middle East, among others. We will consider issues such as the nature of the genre, the relationship between writing and travelling, and the conceptualization of foreign cultures. 

 

LL3005 CULTURAL PRODUCTION & SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION IN POSTCOLONIAL CONTEXTS

Module Coordinator: Carlos Garrido Castellano (Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies) - Email: carlos.garridocastellano@ucc.ie

Time: SEMESTER 2 Monday 10:00 – 11:00 Venue TBC, Thursday 12:00 – 13:00 Venue TBC

Description: This module will examine the impact of collaborative creative practices (such as artist-managed spaces, alternative institutions and public art interventions) in shaping civil societies and the public sphere of contexts subjected to former and ongoing forms of colonial domination.

 

LL3102 European Cultural Capitals

Module Coordinator: Martín Veiga (Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, SPLAS) – Email: m.veiga@ucc.ie

Time: SEMESTER 2 Monday 13:00 – 14:00 ORB 2.12, Tuesday: 16:00 – 17:00 ORB 2.12

Description: Europe has often had a notional capital - a dominant cultural centre. At the same time, there have always been important, diverse roles for a range of cities across the continent. This course aims to look at the idea of a cultural capital, from Rome to the annual EU award of the title, and to explore in more detail the cultural productions and contexts around a particular city at a given point in history.

 

Full module details & descriptions are available on the online Book of Modules.

Further information relevant to your programme is available on the College Calendar.

For any queries, please contact the relevant module coordinator or splas@ucc.ie.

Teaching Council Requirements can be accessed here.

 

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