Second Year

Information for Second Year Students

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 MODULES

HS2101 SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSE (Ex-Beginners: ie. HS1101) (10 Credits)

Module Coordinator: Ms Ana Siles - ORB 1.46 - a.siles@ucc.ie

Time: Groups will be assigned at the introductory meeting which will take place on:

Tuesday 14th September 09:00 - 10:00 KANE G19

Description: This module will involve oral & aural practice, study of grammar, study

of contemporary texts in Spanish.

 

OR

 

HS2102 SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSE (Ex Non-Beginners: ie. HS1102) (10 Credits)

Module Coordinator: Ms Estefanía Muñoz Gómez – ORB 1.11 – emunozgomez@ucc.ie

Time: Students can expect 1 hour per week online and 2 hours per week on campus learning plus additional individual work. Groups will be assigned at the introductory meeting which will take place on:

 Tuesday 14th September 09:00 - 10:00 KANE G19

Description: This module will involve listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation practice, as well as the study of grammar and text genres, to consolidate and advance knowledge of Spanish to a B2.1 level (CEFR).

 

The following modules are for COMMERCE students only & are compulsory:

 

HS2007 BUSINESS & SOCIETY IN THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD I (5 Credits)

Module Coordinator: Dr Céire Broderick – ORB 3.32 – Ceire.broderick@ucc.ie

Time: SEMESTER 1 Monday 10:00 – 11:00 CEC G.03, Wednesday 15:00 – 16:00 CONN S3

Description: This module introduces students to key business terminology in Spanish, applying it in a variety of practical scenarios, combining oral and written skills. A variety of print, media and audio-visual sources will be used. The content is delivered through Spanish.

 

HS2008 BUSINESS & SOCIETY IN THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD II (5 Credits)

Module Coordinator: Dr Céire Broderick – ORB 3.32 – Ceire.broderick@ucc.ie

Time: SEMESTER 2 Monday 10:00 – 11:00 ORB 2.02

Description: This module combines students’ knowledge of business and the Spanish-speaking world. A variety of Spanish-language case-studies, reports and articles will be used to simulate business environments. The content is delivered through Spanish.

 

ELECTIVE MODULES

THE NUMBER OF ELECTIVES YOU CHOOSE IS RELATED TO THE NUMBER OF CREDITS YOU ARE TAKING IN SPANISH ON YOUR PROGRAMME OF STUDY:

B.COMM INTERNATIONAL TAKE 25 CREDITS (20 CREDITS CORE, 1 ELECTIVE)

BA INTERNATIONAL MAY TAKE 20, 30, 40, OR 50 CREDITS OF SPANISH (10 CORE CREDITS, REMAINDER ARE TAKEN FROM THE LIST OF ELECTIVES)

BAWL CAN TAKE 10, 15, 20, 25 OR 30 CREDITS OF SPANISH (10 CORE CREDITS, THE REMAINDER ARE TAKEN FROM THE LIST OF ELECTIVES)

All BA INTERNATIONAL Pathways students MUST take the 5-credit module in Semester 1: LL2108 Crossing Borders: Cultures and Societies (Coordinator: Dr Dónal Hassett). Monday 1-2pm C_FSB_A1, Wednesday 1-2pm C_WW_5. This may replace a semester 1 module in Group A or B.

 

The following is a list of options that are offered, 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, ORB 1.54).

 

GROUP A

BA and BA International students MUST choose at least 10 credits from Group A.

Each module is 5 credits

 

HS2009 CONTEMPORARY WRITING FROM SPAIN

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

Time: SEMESTER 2 Monday 13:00 – 15:00 ORB 1.23

Description: This course will examine some of the most relevant movements and authors of Spanish literature in the 20th Century. It will combine an examination of the literary and historical contexts in which this writing developed with a close analysis of a selection of texts by specific writers.

 

HS2011 CONTEMPORARY HISPANIC THEATRE

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

Time: SEMESTER 2 Tuesday 14:00 – 16:00 ORB 2.01

Description: The module explores the history of contemporary Hispanic theatre through examination of key authors, texts and trends in Spain and Latin America.

 

HS2013 IBERIAN IDENTITIES

Module Coordinator: Dr Helena Buffery – ORB 1.43 – h.buffery@ucc.ie

Time: SEMESTER 1 Thursday 09:00 – 11:00 ORB 1.56

Description: To develop students' awareness of the relationship between culture and identity in the Iberian Peninsula through analysis of a series of authors, texts and topics in Spanish, paying close attention to the specific historical and socio-cultural environments in which they were produced.

 

HS2014 UNDERSTANDING LATIN AMERICA

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

Time: SEMESTER 2 Thursday 9:00 – 11:00 ORB 1.56

Description: To develop students' understanding of Latin American history and culture, focusing in particular on Mexico and the Southern Cone.

 

HS2046 US LATINO LITERATURES

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

Time: SEMESTER 2 Monday 15:00 – 17:00 CONN J1

Description: The module examines the roots of the Chicano (Mexican American) Civil Rights movements in the US in the 1950s and 1960s. In class we will scrutinise how issues relating to identity and language have been explored in cultural production (fiction, poetry, theatre, essay writing) since that time. Module syllabus includes selected writings from Cherríe Moraga, Gloria Anzaldúa, Javier Zamora, Tomás Rivera, Rudolfo Anaya, Rodolfo Corky Gonzales, Helena María Viramontes, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Valeria Luiselli.

 

GROUP B

Each module is 5 credits

 

HS2006 CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE

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

Time: SEMESTER 2 Monday 15:00 – 17:00 WGB 3.69

Description: To provide an introduction to the history, society and cultural production of Golden Age Spain (c.1500-1700).

 

HS2015 GENDER IN THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE

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

Time: SEMESTER 1 Tuesday 14:00 – 16:00 WGB G.17

Description: The module examines the construction of gender in Spanish Early Modernity. In class, we will discuss the one-sex gender model, prevailing since Classical Antiquity until the 18th century, and its philosophical and cultural implications for the definitions of masculine and feminine. Similarly, students will be encouraged to reflect on the ways in which “deviations” from this binary model such as the “hermaphrodite,” the “effeminate male,” and the “manly woman” were portrayed in literature. Module syllabus includes selected writings from medical treatises of the age, Alfonso Martínez de Toledo, Luis de León, Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

 

HS2017 BASQUE LANGUAGE I

Lecturer: Mr Imanol Oteiza Unanua - ORB 1.81 – Imanol.oteizaunanua@ucc.ie

Time: SEMESTER 1 Tuesday 09:00 – 11:00 ORB 2.02, Tuesday 13:00 – 14:00 ORB 1.85, Thursday 13:00 – 14:00 WW7

Description: To achieve an initial proficiency in both spoken and written Basque.

 

HS2018 BASQUE LANGUAGE II (HS2017 is a pre-requisite for this module)

Lecturer: Mr Imanol Oteiza Unanua - ORB 1.81 – Imanol.oteizaunanua@ucc.ie

Time: 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

Description: To improve students' competence in Basque by one level on the CEFR language ability scale. To examine in more depth relevant topics related to the language, history and culture of the Basque-speaking territories.

 

HS2019 BASQUE CULTURAL STUDIES I

Lecturer: Mr Imanol Oteiza Unanua - ORB 1.81 – Imanol.oteizaunanua@ucc.ie

Time: SEMESTER 2 Tuesday 11:00 – 13:00 AL G.19

Description: To provide an introduction to the traditional culture and history of the Basque Country.

 

HS2022 CATALAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE I*

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

Time: SEMESTER 1 Monday 11:00 – 12:00 ORB 2.12, Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00 ORB 2.03, Thursday 13:00 – 14:00 ORB G.38. This module will be delivered in a blended format.

Description: The course provides an introduction to the Catalan language and will allow you develop basic spoken and written competence. It also includes an introduction to Catalan society, history and culture, through basic readings of texts in Catalan.

*Any student wishing to spend their year abroad in Barcelona should take HS2022 and HS2023.

 

HS2023 CATALAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE II*

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

Time: 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. This module will be delivered in a blended format.

Description: To improve students' competence in Catalan by one level on the CEFR language ability scale. To examine in more depth relevant topics related to the language, history and culture of the Catalan-speaking territories.

*Any student wishing to spend their year abroad in Barcelona should take HS2022 and HS2023.

 

HS2024 GALICIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE I

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

Time: 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

Description: To achieve an initial proficiency in both spoken and written Galician. To provide an introduction to Galician cultural and political history.

 

HS2025 GALICIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE II

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

Time: SEMESTER 2  Tuesday 15:00-16:00 ORB 137, 16:00 – 17:00 ORB 1.85, Thursday 12:00 – 13:00 ORB 1.85

Description: To improve students' competence in the Galician language by one level on the CEFR language ability scale. To examine in more depth key topics related to the language, culture and society of Galicia.

 

HS2026 LINGUISTIC ASPECTS OF SPANISH

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

Time: SEMESTER 2 Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 ORB 1.23

Description: The first part of the course will examine the sound systems of Spanish as it is spoken throughout the world, followed by some contrastive analysis of points that are of significant difficulty for English-speaking learners, or that differ widely from Spanish to English. The final part of the module will comprise a general introduction to Linguistics, including language acquisition, bilingualism (with particular reference to Spain's autonomous regions), language in society and language change.

 

HS2057 CINEMA AND IDENTITY IN SPAIN AND LATIN AMERICA

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

Time: SEMESTER 1 Monday 14:00 – 16:00 ORB 1.56

Description: This module will explore the construction of different forms of identity in relation to a range of recent Spanish and Latin American films. It will examine key concepts in Film Studies, such as cinematic genre, spectatorship and representation and will develop the knowledge and skills for the review and analysis of film. A range of directors from Spain will be studied and cinematic output from both Argentina and Mexico will form the focus of analysis in the section of the course on Latin America.

 

HS2063 RESEARCH PROJECT: CULTURE & SOCIETY IN THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD*

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

Description: In this module, you will work with the co-ordinator to establish a subject of study in an area of interest. The topic will be decided by individual consultations between the co-ordinator and students.

*Single Honours Core & Major Honours Option only

 

PORTUGUESE

 

Students, including visiting students, taking Portuguese as an option may only choose from the modules listed below. Students in second year can choose ONE beginner optional language (Portuguese, Galician, Catalan or Basque).

 

PU2020 PORTUGUESE BEGINNERS LANGUAGE (5 Credits)

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.

 

PU2202 PORTUGUESE STUDIES II (5 Credits)

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

Time: SEMESTER 2 Monday 15:00 – 17:00 ORB 1.85

Description: The first part of the course attempts, via a selection of texts by relevant authors such as Almeida Garrett and Eça de Queirós, to acquaint the student with the main political, social and cultural changes operated in 19th century Portugal. The second part of the course concentrates on the transition from Monarchy to Republic and on the period covering Salazar's dictatorship, whilst analysing the challenges imposed by the new post-colonial national reality.

 

PU2203 CULTURAL IDENTITY IN THE PORTUGUESE SPEAKING WORLD (5 Credits)

Module Coordinator: Sofía Da Silva Mendes – ORB 1.46 – s.dasilvamendes@ucc.ie; Dr Carlos Garrido Castellano – ORB 1.31 - carlos.garridocastellano@ucc.ie

Time: SEMESTER 1 Monday 13:00 – 15:00 ORB G.41

Description: This module will provide an introductory study of the history, culture and society of some of the most important countries and communities in the Lusophone world - countries as diverse as Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde and East-Timor, and communities such as Goa and Macau with a shared history and a common denominator, the Portuguese language. In this course we will also try to understand the role that these communities may play in today's globalised world.

 

PU2204 WORLD CINEMAS AND LITERATURES IN THE PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING WORLD (10 Credits)

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

Time: SEMESTER 1 & SEMESTER 2 Thursday 11:00 – 13:00 ORB 2.01

Description: This module analyses cinematic and textual production from Portuguese speaking contexts in relation to processes of transnational mobility and globalisation. Its main objective is to examine the ways in which Portuguese speaking cultural industries are becoming part of broader transnational systems of exchange that go far beyond the traditional borders of the Portuguese speaking world. The module will deal with recent filmic productions from Angola, Moçambique, Brazil and Portugal, assessing the dynamics of territorialisation and deterritorialisation behind these creative practices.

 

LL MODULE

LL2003 ASPECTS OF THE CLASSICAL TRADITION (5 CREDITS)  

Module Coordinator: Daragh O’Connell (Department of Italian) - daragh.oconnell@ucc.ie

Time: SEMESTER 1 & SEMESTER 2 Tuesday 13:00 – 14:00 ORB 1.23

Description:The works of Homer (Iliad and Odyssey), Virgil (Aeneid) and Ovid (Metamorphoses) have played a vital part in the shaping of Western civilisation. This course will examine the ways different societies at different times have responded to the classical mythology of antiquity through literature and art. The course ranges from an overview of the classical books to their presence in medieval/ renaissance Italy, the paintings of Velásquez (17th century Spain), Renaissance and twentieth century English writers, as well as contemporary Irish and Caribbean writing.

 

You may replace one 5 credit module with this module.

 

 

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

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

Information on Marks and Standards for Examinations is available here.

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

Teaching Council requirements can be accessed here.

 

 

 

 

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