Students should note that all of the modules below may not be available to them.

Undergraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Undergraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

Postgraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Postgraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

HS0028 Spanish Language (Beginner Level)
HS0128 Spanish Language (Improver [01] Level)
HS1007 Research Project in Hispanic Studies
HS1009 Spanish Language (Post Leaving Certificate)
HS1030 Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Studies
HS1092 Spanish Language for Second Year Medical Students (Beginner Level)
HS1094 Spanish Language for First Year Medical Students (Beginner Level)
HS1101 First Year Spanish Language for Beginners
HS1102 First Year Spanish Language for Non-Beginners
HS1103 Spanish Language (Beginner Level)
HS2006 Culture and Society in the Spanish Golden Age: An Introduction
HS2007 Dissertation (Business, Culture & Society in the Spanish-speaking world)
HS2008 Business, Culture and Society in the Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds
HS2009 Contemporary Writing from Spain
HS2011 Contemporary Hispanic Theatre
HS2013 Iberian Identities
HS2014 Understanding Latin America
HS2017 Basque Cultural Studies I
HS2018 Basque Language and Culture II
HS2019 Basque Language and Culture I
HS2022 Catalan Language and Culture I
HS2023 Catalan Language and Culture II
HS2024 Galician Language and Culture I
HS2025 Galician Language and Culture II
HS2026 Linguistic Aspects of Spanish
HS2044 Art and Visual Culture of the Spanish Golden Age
HS2046 US Hispanic Fiction: Latino Writers in Focus
HS2057 Cinema and Identity in Spain and Latin America
HS2063 Spanish Minor Dissertation I
HS2101 Second Year Spanish Language Course (Ex-Beginners)
HS2102 Second Year Spanish Language Course (Ex-Non-Beginners)
HS3001 Final Year Spanish Language
HS3004 Translating Business, Culture and Society in the Hispanic World
HS3005 History and Society in Spanish Literature
HS3007 Aspects of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language
HS3008 Linguistic Aspects of Spanish as a Global Language
HS3010 Stages of Exile in Hispanic Theatre
HS3011 International Work Placement in a Spanish-speaking Country
HS3012 Year Abroad Spanish Language Programme
HS3018 Basque Language III
HS3019 Basque Cultural Studies II
HS3022 Catalan Language III
HS3023 Catalan Cultural Studies
HS3024 Galician Language II
HS3025 Galician Cultural Studies
HS3044 Spanish Golden Age Drama
HS3054 Gender, Violence and Power on the US-Mexico Border
HS3058 Latin American Human Rights in an Historical and Cultural Context
HS3063 Spanish Minor Dissertation II
HS3123 Catalan Language IV
HS5007 Advanced Spanish Translation Skills
HS5008 Advanced Spanish Language for Professional Purposes
HS6003 Advanced Spanish Translation Skills
HS6004 Translation Project (Spanish)
HS6006 Advanced Spanish Language for Professional Purposes
HS6009 Politics and Culture in Latin America
HS6014 Gramatica para ELE: Teaching Spanish Grammar in the Second Language Classroom
HS6015 Interrogating Iberia: History, Culture, Society
HS6017 Intensive Catalan Language and Culture
HS6018 Intensive Galician Language and Culture
HS6019 Intensive Portuguese Language and Culture
HS6025 Dissertation in Languages and Cultures (Spanish)

HS0028 Spanish Language (Beginner Level)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 8.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48 x 1hr(s) Other (Language Classes (Laboratories/Online Course)).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Siobhan Nally, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Siobhan Nally, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To improve a student's skill in Spanish by one level on the language ability scale.

Module Content: A four-skills language course with a generally communicative approach.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning themselves, their families and their immediate concrete surroundings (shopping, local area, employment) when people speak slowly and clearly.
?Read very short, simple texts. Find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, menus, timetables, and show an understanding of short simple personal letters.
?Interact in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities.
?Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms family and other people, where they live, and present or most recent activities.
?Write simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Write passages describing past experiences and impressions.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Continuous Assessment (3 x Class Tests) 150 marks; Aural 50 marks.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Aural Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((Students failing Continuous Assessment must undertake a 1.5 hr test in the Autumn, as prescribed by the Department of Hispanic Studies. The Aural Examination must also be re-taken if failed).).

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HS0128 Spanish Language (Improver [01] Level)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 8.

Pre-requisite(s): HS0028 or equivalent

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48 x 1hr(s) Lectures (Language Classes (Laboratories/Online Course)).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Ana Siles, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Ana Siles, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To improve a student's skill in Spanish by one level on the language ability scale.

Module Content: A four-skills language course with a generally communicative approach.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Show an understanding of phrases and frequently used vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment, areas of interest, plans about the future). Understand main points in a conversation.
?Read texts of intermediate difficulty. Find specific information in everyday material such as newspapers, advertisements, menus, timetables, and show an understanding of personal and business letters.
?Communicate in tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information.
?Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe other people and cultures, living conditions, educational background, present or most recent activities and predictions about the future.
?Write connected text of medium difficulty on topics of personal interest. Write passages describing past experiences and impressions. Write passages making predictions about the future and describing future plans.
?Compare aspects of Spanish and South American culture to those of their own culture.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Continuous Assessment (3 x Class Tests) 150 marks; Aural Examination 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Aural Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((Students failing Continuous Assessment must undertake a 1.5 hr test, as prescribed by the Department of Hispanic Studies. The Aural Examination must also be re-taken if failed).).

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HS1007 Research Project in Hispanic Studies

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 1hr(s) Workshops; 12 x 1hr(s) Other (Guided study).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Estefania Munoz Gomez, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To facilitate individual research on a particular topic of interest to students; to give detailed guidance on research methods towards familiarisation with appropriate primary and secondary source materials and identification of appropriate methodological approaches.

Module Content: Under the academic guidance of a staff member, students will independently explore a specialised area within the areas of Hispanic literature, visual art, media, theatre, film, or cultural history.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate ability to write clearly.
?Develop written argument to an appropriate level of sophistication (both content and language).
?Display an independent approach to critical analysis and evaluation.
?Apply appropriate bibliographical system.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,000 word Project 60 marks; Oral Presentation 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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HS1009 Spanish Language (Post Leaving Certificate)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 8.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48 x 1hr(s) Other (Language Classes (Laboratories/Online Course)).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Ana Siles, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Ana Siles, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To consolidate and advance knowledge of Spanish oral, aural and written skills at B1(+) level (CEFR).

Module Content: This course will cover grammar, lexis, syntax and various functions in Spanish. It will also include oral and aural practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Show an understanding of the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters.
?Conduct conversations with others about familiar topics of a personal interest relating to everyday life.
?Discuss experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions.
?Offer reasons and explanations for opinions held.
?Tell a story and relate the plot of books or films.
?Make recommendations, give advice and instructions.
?Write personal letters and short compositions.
?Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a particular cultural aspect from Spain and/or Latin America.
?Situate particular cultural aspect in its historical and social context and work and learn with others.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Continuous Assessment (3 x Class Tests) 50 marks each; Aural Examination 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Aural Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((Students failing Continuous Assessment must undertake a 1.5 hr test, as prescribed by the Department of Hispanic Studies. The Aural Examination must also be re-taken if failed).).

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HS1030 Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Studies

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6 (-).

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): HS1102

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures (Semester 1); 12 x 1hr(s) Other (Group Work - Semester 2).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the study of the cultures of the Hispanic world.

Module Content: This module will provide an introduction to the languages, cultures, history and societies of the Hispanic world, as well as to key methods and concepts of literary, historical, cultural and linguistic analysis. In the first semester, students will be provided with an overview of different aspects and approaches to Spanish and Latin American history and culture through guided reading and twelve weekly lectures, delivered by different members of staff in the Department of Hispanic Studies. In the second semester, students will be expected to focus on producing a small group project on a related aspect of linguistics, history or culture, as approved by a departmental supervisor.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify and distinguish between the different languages and cultures of the Hispanic world.
?Demonstrate good general knowledge and understanding of the historical development of the cultures and societies of the Hispanic world.
?Understand and apply basic methods and concepts of literary, historical, cultural and linguistic analysis to Spanish and Latin American texts and contexts.
?Compare aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture to those of their own culture. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a particular cultural aspect from Spain and/or Latin America.
?Situate particular cultural aspect in its historical and social context.
?Apply basic research skills in the production of a small-group collaborative research project on an aspect of Spanish and/or Latin American culture.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1.5 hour class test - Semester 1 (50 marks); Group Cultural Project (40 marks); 1 x Learning Portfolio - Semester 2 (10 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. (Semester 1 Written Exam; Continuous Assessment).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing Continuous Assessment must sit a 1?hr departmental test, as prescribed by the Department).

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HS1092 Spanish Language for Second Year Medical Students (Beginner Level)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1. (Module will be available for second year Medical students in semester 1.).

No. of Students: Min 8.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Other (Classes/Laboratories).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Siobhan Nally, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Siobhan Nally, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To improve a student's skill in Spanish by a half level on the language ability scale.

Module Content: A four-skills language course with an emphasis on the spoken language.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Introduce him/herself and others. Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
?Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type, such as simple plans, obligations and intentions.
?Ask and answer questions about personal details such as where s/he lives, people s/he knows, what languages s/he speaks and things s/he possesses.
?Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe places such as a town, a city or country in simple terms.
?Use a series of phrases to describe in simple terms the clothes another person is wearing, including the colour.
?Interact in basic terms in a clothes shop, such as, for example, ask the price and size of an item.
?Talk and write about likes, dislikes and preferences, and describe him/herself and others in terms of character traits.
?Write simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
?Read very short, simple texts.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 80 marks (2 x 1hr class tests (40 marks each)); Oral Assessment 20 marks (Aural (20 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((Students failing Continuous Assessment must undertake a 1.5hr test, as prescribed by the Department of Hispanic Studies. The Oral/Aural Examination must be retaken if failed).).

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HS1094 Spanish Language for First Year Medical Students (Beginner Level)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2. (Module will be available for first year Medical students in semester 2.).

No. of Students: Min 8.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Other (Classes/Laboratories).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Siobhan Nally, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Siobhan Nally, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To improve a student's skill in Spanish by a half level on the language ability scale.

Module Content: A four-skills language course with an emphasis on the spoken language.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Introduce him/herself and others. Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
?Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type, such as simple plans, obligations and intentions.
?Ask and answer questions about personal details such as where s/he lives, people s/he knows, what languages s/he speaks and things s/he possesses.
?Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe places such as a town, a city or country in simple terms.
?Use a series of phrases to describe in simple terms the clothes another person is wearing, including the colour.
?Interact in basic terms in a clothes shop, such as, for example, ask the price and size of an item.
?Talk and write about likes, dislikes and preferences, and describe him/herself and others in terms of character traits.
?Write simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
?Read very short, simple texts.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 80 marks (2 x 1hr class tests (40 marks each)); Oral Assessment 20 marks (Oral Assessment 20 marks (Aural 20 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((Students failing Continuous Assessment must undertake a 1.5hr test, as prescribed by the Department of Hispanic Studies. The Oral/Aural Examination must be retaken if failed).).

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HS1101 First Year Spanish Language for Beginners

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6.

Pre-requisite(s): Minimum Grade H4 in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent) in another modern continental language or Irish, Latin or Greek.

Co-requisite(s): N/A

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Practicals (Language Lab); 96 x 1hr(s) Other (Language Classes).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Siobhan Nally, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Seana Ryan, Department of Hispanic Studies; Ms Siobhan Nally, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: Introduction to Spanish oral, aural and written skills.

Module Content: The study of Spanish grammar and the practice of communicative, oral and aural skills. An introduction to the study of Hispanic culture.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Show an understanding of phrases and frequently use vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). Understand the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
?Read short, simple texts. Find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, menus, timetables, and show an understanding of short simple personal letters.
?Communicate on simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities.
?Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms family and other people, living conditions, educational background and present or most recent activities.
?Write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Write passages describing past experiences and impressions.
?Compare aspects of Spanish culture to those of their own culture.
?Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a particular cultural aspect from Spain and/or Latin America.
?Situate particular cultural aspect in its historical and social context.
?Work and learn with others.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Formal Written Examination 105 marks; Continuous Assessment 165 marks (3 x In-class Tests (90 marks); 1 2,000-word group cultural project (45 marks); Learning Journal (30 marks)); Oral Assessment 30 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination. Summer Examination must be attempted.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((A pass Continuous Assessment and/or Oral mark is carried forward to the Autumn. Students failing Continuous Assessment must sit a 1.5 hr written test. The Oral Examination must be re-taken if failed. Failed project must also be re-submitted).).

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HS1102 First Year Spanish Language for Non-Beginners

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6.

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): HS1030

Teaching Method(s): 48 x 1hr(s) Lectures (Language Classes); 24 x 1hr(s) Workshops (Conversation Classes).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Eugenia Bolado-Colina, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Eugenia Bolado-Colina, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To consolidate and advance knowledge of Spanish oral, aural and written skills to a B1+ level (CEFR).

Module Content: This course will cover grammar, lexis, syntax and various functions in Spanish. It will also include oral and aural practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Show an understanding of the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters.
?Conduct conversations with others about familiar topics of a personal interest relating to everyday life.
?Discuss experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions.
?Offer reasons and explanations for opinions held.
?Tell a story and relate the plot of books or films.
?Make recommendations, give advice and instructions.
?Write personal letters and short compositions.
?Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a particular cultural aspect from Spain and/or Latin America.
?Situate particular cultural aspect in its historical and social context and work and learn with others.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 80 marks; Continuous Assessment 80 marks (2 x In-Class Tests 40 marks each;); Oral Assessment 40 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((A pass Continuous Assessment and/or Oral mark will be carried forward to the Autumn. Students failing Continuous Assessment must sit a 1.5 hr written test. The Oral Examination must be re-taken if failed. Failed project must also be re-submitted).).

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HS1103 Spanish Language (Beginner Level)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Practicals (Language Lab); 96 x 1hr(s) Other (Language Classes).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Siobhan Nally, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Estefania Munoz Gomez, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: Introduction to Spanish oral, aural and written skills.

Module Content: The study of Spanish grammar and the practice of communicative, oral and aural skills.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Show an understanding of phrases and frequently use vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). Understand the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
?Read short, simple texts. Find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, menus, timetables, and show an understanding of short simple personal letters.
?Communicate on simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities.
?Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms family and other people, living conditions, educational background and present or most recent activities.
?Write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Write passages describing past experiences and impressions.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 90 marks; Continuous Assessment 90 marks (3 x In-Class Tests 30 marks each); Oral Assessment 20 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination. Summer Examination must be attempted.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing Continuous Assessment must sit a 1.5 hr written test. The Oral Examination must be re-taken if failed.).

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HS2006 Culture and Society in the Spanish Golden Age: An Introduction

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Mr Stephen Boyd, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Mr Stephen Boyd, Department of Hispanic Studies.

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

Module Content: Outline of the historical background; society and social values; study of literary texts representing the changing aesthetic, social, philosophical and religious preoccupations of the Spanish Golden-Age.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the major historical events and cultural trends that characterize the Golden Age period.
?Define the meaning of the following literary-generic terms: the picaresque; Italianate poetry; the 'comedia nueva'.
?Critically analyse to an appropriate standard at least two literary works of different genre (poetry; prose; drama) written in the Golden Age period.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks ( 1 x 2,500-word essay (50 marks); 1 x Class Test (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the co-ordinator/department).

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HS2007 Dissertation (Business, Culture & Society in the Spanish-speaking world)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): HS2101 or HS2102 and HS2008

Teaching Method(s): Other (Self-Directed Study).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Seana Ryan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To train students in focused writing in an area relating to Hispanic business.

Module Content: Students are required to submit a dissertation on a business or related topic (on either Spain or Mexico) approved by the Module co-ordinators in the Department of Hispanic Studies and the Faculty of Commerce. The subject of the dissertation will be decided by individual consultations with students.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Design and complete a selected research project.
?Identify and apply a suitable research methodology linked to a specific research question.
?Present research findings using appropriate conventions.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 5,000 word dissertation).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((Re-submission of revised dissertation, as prescribed by the Department).).

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HS2008 Business, Culture and Society in the Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): HS2007

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures (/Seminars).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Sofia Maria Da Silva Mendes, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Sofia Maria Da Silva Mendes, Department of Hispanic Studies; Dr Cara Levey, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To examine contemporary aspects of business, culture and society in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

Module Content: This module will examine relevant contemporary topics relating to business, culture and society in the Iberian peninsula and Latin America. The module is text-based using a variety of print and media sources including radio, film, television and the Internet.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify various key developments in contemporary business in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
?Analyse significant recent cultural developments in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
?Compare economic and social development between various regions in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x Essay (3,000 words) 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department.).

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HS2009 Contemporary Writing from Spain

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To analyse some of the most important movements and authors of contemporary Spanish literature.

Module Content: 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.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Illustrate the importance of historical context in literature.
?Discuss literary trends in the period studied.
?Recognise characteristics and style of individual writers.
?Analyse specific texts in the light of general knowledge of the area.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word essay 100 marks).).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (1 x 1.5 hr departmental test, as prescribed by the Department.).

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HS2011 Contemporary Hispanic Theatre

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures ((/Seminars)).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To analyse key texts in the development of contemporary theatre in Spain and Latin America.

Module Content: The module explores the history of contemporary Hispanic theatre through examination of key authors, texts and trends in Spain and Latin America. Beginning in the early twentieth century the course will explore the interface between Spain's commercial stages and more modernist thinking and practice, identifying the vision of theatre espoused in now classic works by Federico Garcia Lorca and Ramon del Valle-Inclan. It will contrast these works with post-Franco developments in Spanish theatre, addressing both the centrality of the collective theatre and performance groups of the 1970s and 1980s (Joglars) and the resurgence of textual theatre from the late 1980s onwards (either Sanchis Sinisterra or Benet i Jornet). It will also provide an introduction to developments in Latin American theatre from the 1950s to the present day.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Situate selected texts within their cultural and historical context.
?Discuss key ideas of selected texts.
?Analyse stylistic and generic features of selected texts.
?Analyse the relationship of selected texts to each other and to their cultural and historical context.
?Evaluate selected texts within their sociohistorical context.
?Communicate their understanding appropriately in written and oral presentations.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Class Test, 60 marks; Text Analysis or Rehearsed Reading, 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((as prescribed by the Department).).

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HS2013 Iberian Identities

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): HS2101 or HS2102 and HS2014

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Mr Stephen Boyd, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Mr Stephen Boyd, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To develop students' awareness of the relationship between culture and identity in the Iberian Peninsula through analysis of a series of first-person narrative constructions in Spanish, paying close attention to the specific historical and socio-cultural environments in which they were produced.

Module Content: The study of a sample selection of first-person narratives produced in different periods and sociocultural contexts.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically read/view the set texts.
?Read closely [in the case of literary texts], paying attention to language, imagery, narrative technique, register, style, generic form and characterisation.
?Relate the set texts to one another.
?Connect the set texts to a tradition or a period.
?Apply critical/theoretical terms and concepts to the set texts.
?Work and learn with others.
?Participate in class discussions.
?Write clearly-structured essays in correct Standard English.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks ( 1 x 2,500-word essay (50 marks); 1 x Class Test (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((as prescribed by the Department of Hispanic Studies).).

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HS2014 Understanding Latin America

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): HS2013, HS2101 or HS2102

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Cara Levey, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies; Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies; Dr Cara Levey, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To develop student understanding of Latin American literary production in relation to significant historical and cultural trends and contexts.

Module Content: The study of a variety of topics relating to Central and South America, with analysis of texts of different genres produced in different periods of the twentieth century.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Read closely [in the case of literary texts], paying attention to language, imagery, narrative technique, register, style, generic form and characterisation.
?Relate the set texts to one another.
?Connect the set texts to their cultural context, tradition or a period.
?Apply critical/theoretical terms and concepts to the set texts.
?Show understanding of the history and culture of Latin America.
?Participate in class discussions.
?Write clearly-structured essays in correct Standard English.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word essay (50); 1 x class test (50)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((as prescribed by the department)).

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HS2017 Basque Cultural Studies I

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Leire Orduna Abadias, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Leire Orduna Abadias, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To provide an introduction to the traditional culture and history of the Basque Country

Module Content: This course will examine some of the most important aspects of the Basque Country's political and cultural history. It concentrates mostly on the study of topics related to traditional culture and its contribution to the formation of national identity.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe and outline the physical and human geography of the Basque Country.
?Identify the powerful contributors to the formation of national identity and the difficulties involved in categorising that identity.
?Identify the major landmarks in the Basque Country's political and cultural history
?Outline the history of the Basque Language
?Describe some of the most prominent manifestations of Basque popular culture and tradition.
?Identify the most significant examples of Basque traditional music.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,000 word essay (50 marks); 1 X in-class test (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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HS2018 Basque Language and Culture II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 3hr(s) Other (Language classes).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Leire Orduna Abadias, Department of Hispanic Studies.

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

Module Content: A four-skills language course with a basically communicative approach alongside the study of key elements of Basque history and culture.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the powerful contributors to the formation of national identity and the difficulties involved in categorising that identity.
?Identify the major landmarks in the Basque Country's political and cultural history
?Outline the history of the Basque Language
?Show understanding of phrases and frequently used vocabulary related to areas of most immediate relevance.
?Read texts and find specific information in everyday material such as newspapers, advertisements, menus and timetables.
?Communicate in Basque in tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information.
?Maintain a basic conversation about daily activities.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks (1 1.5 hour exam (60 marks)); Continuous Assessment 40 marks (1 x 2,000 word essay (40 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (written language examination) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (written language exam) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((as prescribed by the department)).

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HS2019 Basque Language and Culture I

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 3hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Leire Orduna Abadias, Department of Hispanic Studies.

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

Module Content: Language classes and oral practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Introduce themselves
?Interact in bars, restaurants and shops, either explaing their queries or interpreting the information received.
?Maintain a basic conversation about daily activities and personal information.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 40 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Language exercises (15); class test (15)); Oral Assessment 30 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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HS2022 Catalan Language and Culture I

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars (/language classes); 12 x 1hr(s) Other (online/ conversation/ directed study).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the Catalan language and the history, culture and society of the Catalan-speaking territories.

Module Content: Basic spoken and written Catalan. Introduction to Catalonia, its society, history, traditions, culture and inhabitants. Basic readings.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Interpret information and follow instructions about basic needs in Catalan.
?Introduce themselves and talk about fundamental aspects of daily life in Catalan.
?Write short messages about daily activities, letters about their immediate experiences, fill in forms with personal information
?Identify the Catalan-speaking territories and give a basic account of their culture
?Outline the history of the Catalan language and its literature
?Find relevant information from short texts in Catalan; translate short messages from Catalan to English.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks (1 x 1500-word essay); Oral Assessment 20 marks (Oral interview).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((A pass Continuous Assessment and/or oral mark is carried forward to the Autumn. Students failing Continuous Assessment must sit a 1.5 hr written test. The Oral Examination must also be re-taken, if failed).).

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HS2023 Catalan Language and Culture II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars (/ language classes); 12 x 1hr(s) Other (online/ conversation/ directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: 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.

Module Content: A four-skills language course with a basically communicative approach alongside the study of key elements of Catalan society, history and culture through literary, historical and audiovisual texts.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Show an understanding of phrases and frequently used vocabulary related to areas of most immediate relevance
?Read texts of intermediate difficulty. Find specific information in everyday material such as newspapers, advertisements, menus, timetables and show an understanding of personal and business letters.
?Communicate in Catalan in tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information.
?Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe other peoples and cultures, living conditions, educational background, present or most recent activities and predictions about the future.
?Write connected text of medium difficulty on topics of personal interest.
?Compare aspects of Catalan culture to their own culture.
?Describe some of the most important manifestations of contemporary Catalan culture.
?Critically analyse Catalan literary and audiovisual texts (using the help of English translations).

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks (1 x 1500 word essay); Oral Assessment 20 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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HS2024 Galician Language and Culture I

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars (/language classes); 12 x 1hr(s) Other (online/ conversation/ directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies.

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

Module Content: Language classes and oral practice. Introduction to topics related to Galician cultural traditions and their contribution to the formation of national identity.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Maintain a basic conversation about daily activities and personal information.
?Interact in hotels, shops, tourist and post offices, hospitals, banks, etc., either explaining their queries or interpreting the information received.
?Interpret information and follow instructions about basic needs like addresses, shopping, eating, health, etc.
?Find relevant information in catalogues, menus, articles, letters, timetables, etc.
?Write short messages about daily activities, letters about their immediate experience, fill in forms with personal information.
?Describe and outline the physical and human geography of Galicia.
?Identify the major landmarks in Galician political and cultural history.
?Outline the history of the Galician language.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (1 x 1500 word essay (20); language exercises (20)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((A pass Continuous Assessment and/or Oral mark is carried forward to the Autumn. Students failing Continuous Assessment must sit a 1.5 hr written test. The Oral Examination must also be re-taken, if failed).).

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HS2025 Galician Language and Culture II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars (/ language classes); 12 x 1hr(s) Other (Conversation/ Online and directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: 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.

Module Content: A four-skills language course with a generally communicative approach, alongside examination of some of the most important aspects of Galician political and cultural history. The module incorporates the use of a variety of print and media sources such as radio, film, television and the Internet.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Show an understanding of phrases and frequently used vocabulary related to areas of most immediate relevance. Understand main points in a conversation.
?Read texts of intermediate difficulty. Find specific information in everyday material such as newspapers, adverts, menus, timetables, and show and understanding of personal and business letters.
?Communicate in the Galician language in tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information.
?Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe other people and cultures, living conditions, educational background, present or most recent activities and predictions about the future.
?Describe some of the most prominent manifestations of Galician popular culture and tradition.
?Identify the most outstanding samples of Galician traditional music.
?Acquire general knowledge of Galician gastronomy.
?Write connected text of medium difficulty on topics of personal interest. Write passages describing past experiences and impressions.
?Compare aspects of Galician culture to their own culture.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks ( 1 x 1500 word Essay); Oral Assessment 20 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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HS2026 Linguistic Aspects of Spanish

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Seana Ryan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Seana Ryan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the study of linguistic aspects of Spanish.

Module Content: 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.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate a knowledge of the phonetics of Spanish and of the phonological rules governing Spanish.
?Compare and contrast relevant aspects of English and Spanish grammatical systems.
?Outline the evolution of both languages within their historical contexts.
?Explain and analyse patterns of language learning development.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks (Total Marks 100: 1 x 1.5 hr written examination).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018.

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HS2044 Art and Visual Culture of the Spanish Golden Age

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Mr Stephen Boyd, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Mr Stephen Boyd, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To examine the inter-relationship of selected works of art and literature in the Golden Age period.

Module Content: This module will study individual paintings by a variety of Golden Age artists. It will examine the ways in which these and selected literary texts illuminate each other, and explore the common intellectual culture informing both art and literature in the period.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically analyse to an appropriate standard the stylistic features of individual paintings, drawings, sculptures, and buildings of the Spanish Golden Age.
?Identify and discuss aspects of the political, social and cultural life of early-modern Spain that may be relevant to the understanding of particular works of art / architecture.
?Compare and contrast different approaches to Golden Age art and visual culture.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500-word essay (50 marks); 1 Class Test (50 marks).).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Failed elements of Continuous Assessment must be revised and submitted as prescribed by the Coordinator/Department.).

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HS2046 US Hispanic Fiction: Latino Writers in Focus

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures (/Seminars).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To analyse key texts from writers of Hispanic origin since the 1960s.

Module Content: The module examines the roots of the Chicano (Mexican American) Civil Rights movements in the US in the 1950s and 1960s. Since then there has been widespread immigration (both legal and illegal) from Mexico to the U.S., which has led to a rich and diverse cultural strand producing fiction, art, film and theatre. In the course, we will scrutinise how issues relating to identity and disenfranchisement have been explored in cultural production (fiction, poetry, theatre, essay writing) since that time. The first section of the course will examine a range of writing from the Hispanic community including Puerto Rican, Mexican American, Cuban American and writers from the Dominican Republic. The second half takes as its focus the figure of the child labourer in relation to its representation in two Mexican American fictional texts - Tomas Rivera's 'Y no se lo trago la tierra' and Helena Maria Viramontes' 'Under the Feet of Jesus'.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Situate selected texts within their cultural and historical context.
?Discuss key ideas of selected texts.
?Analyse stylistic and generic features of selected texts.
?Analyse the relationship of selected texts to each other and to their cultural and historical context.
?Evaluate selected texts within their sociohistorical context.
?Communicate their understanding appropriately in written and oral presentations.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Class Test, 60 marks; Text Analysis 40 marks.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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HS2057 Cinema and Identity in Spain and Latin America

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars (excluding screening times).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Cara Levey, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies; Dr Cara Levey, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To analyse the cinematic cultures of Spain and Latin America.

Module Content: 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 Central America and the Southern Cone will form the focus of analysis in the section of the course on Latin America.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Develop strategies to analyse film narratives in Spanish.
?Produce clear critical analyses of such narratives.
?Identify the powerful contributors to formation of national identity and the difficulties involved in categorising that identity.
?Actively use sufficient vocabulary and grammar to follow films in the original language (Spanish).
?Communicate clearly their analysis of selected texts.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Continuous Assessment 100 marks: 1 x Class Test 70 marks; Film Review (1,000 words) 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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HS2063 Spanish Minor Dissertation I

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 6.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Self Directed Study).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To train students in focused reading and writing in an area of Hispanic letters.

Module Content: The subject of the dissertation will be decided by individual consultations with students.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Design and complete a selected research project.
?Identify and apply a suitable research methodology linked to a specific research question.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 5,000 word Dissertation).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Re-submission of revised dissertation, as prescribed by the Department).

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HS2101 Second Year Spanish Language Course (Ex-Beginners)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6.

Pre-requisite(s): HS1101 or HS1009

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 72 x 1hr(s) Lectures (Language Classes); 24 x 1hr(s) Practicals (Tutorials).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Ana Siles, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Ana Siles, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To consolidate and advance knowledge of Spanish oral, aural and written skills, and to introduce the skill of translation.

Module Content: This module will involve oral and aural practice; study of grammar; study of contemporary texts in Spanish.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Show an understanding of the level of language used to express main points of clear standard input on familiar matters.
?Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
?Produce clear, detailed text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
?Narrate a story using a wide range of tenses.
?Analyse sentences, establishing the type of subordination, identifying and explaining uses of Indicative or Subjunctive.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 80 marks; Continuous Assessment 80 marks (2 x In-class Tests (40 marks each)); Oral Assessment 40 marks (including Aural).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination (including Aural).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% All elements must be passed independently.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((A pass Continuous Assessment and/or Oral mark is carried forward to the Autumn. Students failing the Oral Examination must repeat it in the Autumn. Students failing Continuous Assessment must sit a 1.5 hr written test).).

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HS2102 Second Year Spanish Language Course (Ex-Non-Beginners)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6.

Pre-requisite(s): HS1102

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 72 x 1hr(s) Lectures (Language Classes); 24 x 1hr(s) Practicals (Tutorials).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Ana Siles, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Ana Siles, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To consolidate and advance knowledge of Spanish oral, aural and written skills, and to introduce the skill of translation.

Module Content: This module will involve oral and aural practice; study of grammar; study of texts in Spanish, and regular practice in the skills of translation into Spanish.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Show an understanding of the level of language used to express main points of clear standard input on familiar matters.
?Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
?Produce clear, detailed text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
?Narrate a story using a wide range of tenses.
?Translate into Spanish brief passages of intermediate difficulty.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 80 marks; Continuous Assessment 80 marks (2 x In-class Tests (40 marks each)); Oral Assessment 40 marks (including Aural).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination (including Aural).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((A pass Continuous Assessment and/or Oral mark is carried forward to the Autumn. Students failing the Oral Examination must repeat it in the Autumn. Students failing Continuous Assessment must sit a 1.5 hr written test).).

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HS3001 Final Year Spanish Language

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6.

Pre-requisite(s): HS2101 or HS2102

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48 x 1hr(s) Lectures (Language Classes); 24 x 1hr(s) Tutorials (Workshops).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Eugenia Bolado-Colina, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Eugenia Bolado-Colina, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To consolidate knowledge of Spanish oral, aural and written skills.

Module Content: This module will involve regular practise in the skills of advanced translation into and out of Spanish, as well as free expression (oral and written) in Spanish.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Converse and produce written Spanish at a level equal to C1 (Reference
Level Descriptors/Council of Europe) with fluency and accuracy.
?Translate literary and non-literary texts at a similar level (C1).
?Identify and employ learning strategies appropriate to self-motivated learning
in the four language skills of listening, speaking, writing and reading.
?Recognise various styles and registers of Spanish (e.g. journalistic, conversational, literary, formal and informal).

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 80 marks; Continuous Assessment 60 marks (4 in-Class Tests/Assignments (15 marks per test)); Oral Assessment 60 marks (Oral 40 marks / Aural 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination (including aural).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((A pass Continuous Assessment and/or Oral mark is carried forward to the Autumn. Students failing Continuous Assessment must sit a 1.5 hr written test. The Oral Examination (including Aural) must also be re-taken, if failed).).

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HS3004 Translating Business, Culture and Society in the Hispanic World

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To explore approaches to the translation, interpretation and adaptation of texts about Spanish and Latin American business, culture and society.

Module Content: 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.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate an understanding of key issues, texts and concepts from the Hispanic world in the target language.
?Demonstrate an understanding of and situate these selected issues within their cultural and historical contexts.
?Analyse the relationship of selected issues to each other and to their cultural and historical contexts.
?Communicate their understanding appropriately in written and oral presentations.
?Demonstrate an understanding of and evaluate different approaches to translation and intercultural communication.
?Translate a range of different text types from Spanish into English.
?Use a range of digital tools and software to present work, as appropriate.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 translation analysis (50 marks); 1 translation portfolio (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((as prescribed by the Department of Hispanic Studies).).

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HS3005 History and Society in Spanish Literature

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To examine how history and social transformations are represented in three Spanish literary works.

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

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Outline the major social and historical transformations that occurred in Spain during the period.
?Describe the literary context of the works.
?Discuss the nature of the interaction between history and literature in the works studied.
?Analyse the importance of the input of these writers within the context of Spanish literature.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 3,000 word essay 100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((as prescribed by the Department)).

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HS3007 Aspects of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 8.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Siobhan Nally, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Siobhan Nally, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To introduce students to aspects of teaching and learning Spanish as a foreign language.

Module Content: 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 and 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 of the teacher.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically assess certain theoretical perspectives on language learning.
?Identify and distinguish between language teaching methodologies.
?Consider the role of grammar instruction in adult second language learning.
?Take a practical approach to the teaching of productive and receptive skills.
?Take a practical approach to lesson planning, classroom management and student / teacher roles.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Project (3,000 words) 80 marks; Group Presentation 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((Revised re-submission of project as prescribed by the Department of Hispanic Studies).).

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HS3008 Linguistic Aspects of Spanish as a Global Language

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): HS2026

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Seana Ryan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Seana Ryan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To develop students' knowledge of the linguistics of Spanish as it is spoken throughout the Hispanic world.

Module Content: 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.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the role played by the Spanish language throughout the world today.
?Outline the sociolingustic factors which may impact on the growth and evolution of a language.
?Demonstrate an awareness of the economics of language and the value of Spanish in a global context.
?Outline the areas where Spanish is spoken today and the various sociolinguistic, political and cultural issues facing Spanish speakers in these areas.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x Extended Essay (2,000 words) 60 marks; 1 x Group Presentation 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((as prescribed by the Department of Hispanic Studies)).

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HS3010 Stages of Exile in Hispanic Theatre

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures (/Seminars).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To analyse 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.

Module Content: The module examines the alternative 'tradition' produced by Hispanic theatre and performance cultures in exile, exploring the ways in which it questions and critiques mainstream national traditions and contributes to create and investigate new spaces for identity in performance.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate sophisticated understanding of the selected texts and phenomena within their cultural and historical context.
?Draw on theories and approaches to exile, migration and diaspora in the analysis of exile production.
?Analyse and explain the key thematic, stylistic and generic features of selected texts.
?Analyse the relationship of selected texts to each other and to their cultural and historical context.
?Communicate their understanding appropriately in written and oral presentations.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (2,500 word Essay 50 marks; Presentation 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((as prescribed by the Department).).

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HS3011 International Work Placement in a Spanish-speaking Country

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 1, Max 4 (1-4 places negotiated with external employers).

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Min 12 - Max 24 week(s) placement in a business workplace in Mexico or Spain).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To complement classroom teaching with exposure to institutional work processes in international business environments and other relevant organisations.

Module Content: Each student will be required to undertake a 12-24 week work placement. The work programme will be jointly monitored by a UCC academic mentor and a work placement supervisor in the external organisation. Students will be expected to keep a weekly learning journal and complete a self-assessment essay/presentation on their return to UCC.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Administer their own work and carry out essential organisational responsibilities.
?Interact in Spanish in the workplace using appropriate linguistic registers - at both oral and written levels.
?Communicate their work placement experience in an oral presentation in Spanish.
?Apply interpersonal skills effectively in their work through the target language.
?Examine ways of reconciling personal goals with professional demands and organisational realities.
?Link theory and practice by providing practical experience of work to reinforce and complement the academic components of the B.Comm International.
?Develop and exercise thinking in a practical setting.
?Reflect on and analyse the learning experience from the work placement.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (Learning Journal 100 marks; Self-Assessment Essay 100 marks; Oral presentation in Spanish 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at the 12-24 week work placement.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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HS3012 Year Abroad Spanish Language Programme

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): HS2101 or HS2102

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48 x 1hr(s) Directed Study ((Language Classes)).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Ana Siles, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Ana Siles, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To consolidate knowledge of Spanish oral, aural and written skills.

Module Content: This module will involve regular practice in the four main language skills with particular focus on reading and listening as well as free expression (oral and written) in Spanish. This course is wholly online and is monitored and implemented by UCC staff via the AVE (Aula Virtual Espa?ol, Cervantes Institute virtual learning programme).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Converse and produce written Spanish at a level equal to B2 (Reference Level Descriptors/Council of Europe) with fluency and accuracy.
?Identify and employ learning strategies appropriate to self-motivated learning in the four language skills of listening, speaking, writing and reading.
?Recognise various styles and registers of Spanish (e.g. journalistic, conversational, literary, formal and informal).

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (6 online assessments).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((All elements of Continuous Assessment must be satisfactorily completed and any failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated).).

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HS3018 Basque Language III

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): HS2018/ HS2019

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 36 x 1hr(s) Lectures (language classes).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Eugenia Bolado-Colina, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Miss Amaia Arakistain Arrieta, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To provide students with intermediate level knowledge of the Basque language

Module Content: This module will build on groundwork laid down in HS2018, HS2019, 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.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Show an understanding of lower intermediate-level Basque.
?Write passages of a lower intermediate Basque level.
?Recognise and use a wide range of Basque structures.
?Conduct a basic conversation in Basque on a range of topics covered during the course.
?Understand texts written in a wide variety of linguistic registers.
?Outline the contemporary sociolinguistic situation of the Basque Country.
?Identify and discuss a range of aspects relating to the contemporary culture of the Basque-speaking territories.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks (Exercises (10) and in-class test (10)); Oral Assessment 20 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((A pass Continuous Assessment and/or Oral mark is carried forward to the Autumn. Students failing Continuous Assessment must sit a 1.5 hr written test. The Oral Examination must also be re-taken, if failed).).

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HS3019 Basque Cultural Studies II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Eugenia Bolado-Colina, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Miss Amaia Arakistain Arrieta, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To study different aspects of contemporary Basque history and culture in depth

Module Content: This course will examine in some depth different aspects of the Basque Country's political, social and cultural history. It will concentrate mainly on nineteenth and twentieth century cultural and political history, across the entire Basque-speaking region, as well as addressing contemporary cultural representations.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify and describe the major movements in 19th and 20th century Basque society and culture.
?Analyse the different factors in the formation of national identity and the difficulties involved in categorising that identity.
?Analyse and describe the major landmarks in the Basque Country's political and cultural history
?Evaluate the sociolinguistic situation in the Basque Country.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word essay (50 marks); 1 presentation (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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HS3022 Catalan Language III

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): HS2022

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 36 x 1hr(s) Lectures (/ language classes).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To provide students with intermediate level knowledge of the Catalan language

Module Content: 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.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Understand and write intermediate-level Catalan.
?Recognise and use all verb tenses and moods.
?Conduct a basic conversation in Catalan on a range of topics covered during the course.
?Understand texts written in a wide variety of linguistic registers.
?Outline the contemporary sociolinguistic situation of Catalan.
?Identify and discuss a range of aspects relating to the contemporary culture of the Catalan-speaking territories.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks (Exercises (10) and in-class test (10)); Oral Assessment 20 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((A pass Continuous Assessment and/or Oral mark is carried forward to the Autumn. Students failing Continuous Assessment must sit a 1.5 hr written test. The Oral Examination must also be re-taken, if failed).).

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HS3023 Catalan Cultural Studies

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures (/Seminars); 3 x 2hr(s) Other (Optional film viewing hours).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To study different aspects of contemporary Catalan history and culture in depth.

Module Content: 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, artistic and literary texts in Catalan as the basis for exploration and discussion.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify and describe the major cultural movements in 19th and 20th-century Catalonia.
?Critically analyse selected literary texts, art work, architecture and films by 19th and 20th-century Catalan writers, artists and directors.
?Explore and analyse the relationship between urban space and cultural identity.
?Understand and discuss the ways in which social and cultural identity is reflected in cultural representations.
?Understand and discuss Catalan culture and identity in a comparative, global context.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 3,000 word essay (50 marks); 1 in-class presentation (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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HS3024 Galician Language II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): HS2024

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars; 12 x 1hr(s) Other (oral classes).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To achieve proficiency in spoken and written Galician.

Module Content: This module will build on the groundwork laid down in HS2024 and/or HS2025, using a mixture of grammar and translation classes, conversation with the native speaker as well as the video and audio resources of the Centre for Galician Studies.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Interpret oral messages either addressed to them or to a general audience.
?Read complex texts related to topics of interest to them and extract the relevant information.
?Talk about their experiences, opinions, or topics familiar to them.
?Write different types of texts, even in a formal register in varied fields: stories, social and political commentary, summaries of articles and lectures, etc.
?Explain the most relevant aspects of Galician life and culture.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks (exercises (10) and in-class test (10)); Oral Assessment 20 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((A pass Continuous Assessment and/or Oral mark is carried forward to the Autumn. Students failing Continuous Assessment must sit a 1.5 hr written test. The Oral Examination must also be re-taken, if failed).).

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HS3025 Galician Cultural Studies

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To acquaint students with the outlines of different manifestations of cultural production in the context of contemporary Galicia.

Module Content: 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.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the characteristics of a marginal culture.
?Examine the contribution of elements such as language and literature to the formation of national identity.
?Explain how political changes led Galician culture and literature to a marginal situation.
?Describe the process of recovery of the written code and the consequences it had for the development of oral literature and for the language in general.
?Identify the impact social and political events had on the production of artistic works in contemporary Galicia.
?Develop strategies to analyse film narratives in Galician within their cultural and historical context.
?Critically analyse to an appropriate standard selected passages (in English translation) from the works of major Galician writers in relation to their social, cultural and historical context.
?Identify the most outstanding samples of Galician music.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 3000 word essay (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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HS3044 Spanish Golden Age Drama

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Other (Seminars/Lectures).

Module Co-ordinator: Mr Stephen Boyd, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Mr Stephen Boyd, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To study selected plays from the Golden Age period.

Module Content: The study of representative plays of the Spanish Golden Age.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Outline the conditions in which plays were performed in early-modern Spain.
?Describe the generic characteristics of the 'comedia nueva'.
?Critically analyse to an appropriate standard selected Golden Age plays.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 3,000-word essay (50 marks); 1 x Class Test (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Coordinator/Department).

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HS3054 Gender, Violence and Power on the US-Mexico Border

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures (/Seminars).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To examine a range of cultural responses to violence on the US-Mexico border with a particular focus on the relationship between gender and power.

Module Content: 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 Juarez. 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.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify prescribed texts and images and their cultural and historical context.
?Discuss key ideas of prescribed texts.
?Situate prescribed authors and texts within their sociohistorical contexts.
?Analyse stylistic and generic features of prescribed texts.
?Analyse the relationship of prescribed texts to each other and to their cultural and historical context.
?Communicate their understanding appropriately in written and oral presentations.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (2,500 word Essay, 50 marks; Presentation, 50 marks.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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HS3058 Latin American Human Rights in an Historical and Cultural Context

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Cara Levey, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Cara Levey, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To explore the historical context of human rights violations in the second half of the twentieth century in Latin America and consider their cultural legacies in the present.

Module Content: This module will explore the human rights violations that plagued Latin America during the 1960s, 1970s ad 1980s, when military dictatorships, authoritarian regimes, internal conflict and (counter) insurgency campaigns became the rule rather than the exception througout the region. After a general introduction to the topic of human rights, the module will place the human rights violations within the broader historical context and explore their legacy and impact in contemporary Latin America. The main focus of the module will be an in-depth exploration of a number of country studies, which reflect contrasting cases of human rights abuses, promtion and defence, such as the military dictatorships of the Southern Cone and the protracted armed conflicts in the Andean and Central American regions. Through discussion of these distinct case studies, the module explores major themes in human rights research such as memory, second-generation activism, truth and justice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Exhibit analytical skills and critical engagement with broader human rights theory and research.
?Discuss Latin American human rights violations comparatively.
?Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the causes and effects of human rights violations in a range of Latin American countries
?Show an understandng of interdisciplinary research and its importance.
?Analyse primary sources and filmic and literary representations of historical periods and events.
?Engage in independent study in order to enhance learning in lectures and seminars.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1.5 hour class test (50 marks); 1 x 2,500 word essay (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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HS3063 Spanish Minor Dissertation II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 6 (-).

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Self-Directed Study).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To train students in focused reading and writing in an area of Hispanic letters.

Module Content: The subject of the dissertation will be decided by individual consultations with students.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Design and complete a selected research project
?Identify and apply a suitable research methodology linked to a specific research question.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 5,000 word Dissertation).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (resubmission of revised dissertation, as prescribed by the Department).

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HS3123 Catalan Language IV

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): HS3022

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures (/ language classes); 12 x 1hr(s) Other (/ optional directed study using online materials).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To provide students with upper intermediate level knowledge of the Catalan language

Module Content: This module will build on groundwork laid down in HS3022, using a mixture of language classes, translation and online learning to develop linguistic competence in Catalan.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Read, comprehend and write upper-intermediate level Catalan.
?Recognise and use all verb tenses and moods.
?Conduct a functional conversation in Catalan on a range of topics covered during the course.
?Read, write and translate texts written in a wide variety of linguistic registers.
?Show an understanding of the contemporary sociolinguistic situation of Catalan.
?Identify and discuss a range of aspects relating to the history, society and culture of the Catalan-speaking territories.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks (Exercises (10) and in-class test (10)); Oral Assessment 20 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated ((A pass Continuous Assessment and/or Oral mark is carried forward to the Autumn. Students failing Continuous Assessment must sit a 1.5 hr written test. The Oral Examination must also be re-taken, if failed).).

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HS5007 Advanced Spanish Translation Skills

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): HS6004

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 2hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To develop advanced translation skills from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.

Module Content: This module is team-taught and will focus on English-Spanish/ Spanish-English translation. It is designed to develop and maintain the translation and communication skills necessary to underpin work as a translator, researcher, professional linguist or equivalent. It will show students how to keep their language skills up-to-date and familiarise them with appropriate technical presentation skills and resources to prepare for translation, research and professional assignments. It will provide a guide to a range of information sources and research relevant to translation and communication in and between Spanish and English, focusing specifically on literary, institutional and commercial text-types and discourses. Students will be encouraged to analyse both terminological problems and differences in structures between the two languages, and will learn to produce a range of literary and non-literary text-types, using techniques of translation, transposition, adaptation, summary and textual editing. At every stage they will be encouraged to reflect critically on their work, learning the different criteria for evaluating language assignments. They will learn basic techniques to research general and domain-specific terminology and familiarise themselves with general and specialist information to assist with assignments, such as internet, glossaries and subject-specific journals.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Show knowledge of the principal features of the linguistic structure of Spanish and English at and above sentence level
?Show familiarity with a range of information sources and research relevant to translation and communication in and between Spanish and English
?Display competence in the production of specific text types in Spanish and English
?Produce professionally-presented texts in both languages
?Evaluate the effectiveness of their work, using a range of criteria.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Translation Class Test 100 marks, Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Calculated as an average of 4 pieces of work submitted during the academic year).).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at all classes.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department.).

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HS5008 Advanced Spanish Language for Professional Purposes

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 6 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 18 x 1hr(s) Directed Study; 24 x 1hr(s) Other (Online Course).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Eugenia Bolado-Colina, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Eugenia Bolado-Colina, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To develop advanced Spanish language skills comprising the four areas (reading, writing, listening, speaking).

Module Content: This module will involve exposure of students to a wide range of language and will equip them with skills to carry out different tasks in a professional environment at C1 level (European Framework for Languages).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Perform a variety of professional tasks in the written form.
?Summarize, answer comprehension questions or analyze a journalistic or essay-type text of ca. 700 words.
?Express opinions and sustain a cogent discussion on a variety of cultural and intellectual topics with reasonable fluency and accuracy.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 150 marks (3 pieces of productive writing drawn from course material, 150 marks); Oral Assessment 50 marks (Oral test).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination. Completion of all tasks from online course.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Supplemental Oral Examination.).

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HS6003 Advanced Spanish Translation Skills

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): HS6004

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 2hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To develop advanced translation skills from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.

Module Content: This module is team-taught and will focus on English-Spanish/ Spanish-English translation. It is designed to develop and maintain the translation and communication skills necessary to underpin work as a translator, researcher, professional linguist or equivalent. It will show students how to keep their language skills up-to-date and familiarise them with appropriate technical presentation skills and resources to prepare for translation, research and professional assignments. It will provide a guide to a range of information sources and research relevant to translation and communication in and between Spanish and English, focusing specifically on literary, institutional and commercial text-types and discourses. Students will be encouraged to analyse both terminological problems and differences in structures between the two languages, and will learn to produce a range of literary and non-literary text-types, using techniques of translation, transposition, adaptation, summary and textual editing. At every stage they will be encouraged to reflect critically on their work, learning the different criteria for evaluating language assignments. They will learn basic techniques to research general and domain-specific terminology and familiarise themselves with general and specialist information to assist with assignments, such as internet, glossaries and subject-specific journals.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Show up-to-date knowledge of the principal features of the linguistic structure of Spanish and English at and above sentence level
?Show familiarity with a range of information sources and research relevant to translation and communication in and between Spanish and English
?Display competence in the production of specific text types in Spanish and English
?Produce professionally-presented texts in both languages
?Evaluate the effectiveness of their work, using a range of criteria.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Translation Class Test 100 marks, Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Calculated as an average of 5 pieces of work submitted during the academic year).).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at all classes.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department.).

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HS6004 Translation Project (Spanish)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): LL6018

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 1hr(s) Seminars; 6 x 1hr(s) Other (Tutorials); 6 x 1hr(s) Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To develop advanced translation skills between Spanish and English, focusing on translation into the L1.

Module Content: The module will prepare students to translate a 1,500-word text of their choice from Spanish to English or English to Spanish, drawing on appropriate theories, methodologies and approaches to the translation of different text-type and genres, encouraging them to reflect on issues such as target audience and function and to use a range of translation resources. Students will be expected to agree a project with their tutor, for which they will translate a text from Spanish to English or English to Spanish and provide commentary on the text, in the form of annotations, where appropriate, and in a separate analytical essay in English.* Periodical tutorial and/or seminar support will be provided.

*Students will normally be expected to translate into their first language.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate knowledge of the main areas of debate in the analysis and practice of translation
?Understand and apply a variety of theoretical approaches to the analysis and practice of translation
?Analyse and describe the different parameters which constitute a text's translatability
?Show competence in the use of a variety of translation resources
?Show awareness of key differences between the two linguistic systems
?Produce a critical translation from the L2 to the L1 (see above)
?Present written translations in a professional manner.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Translation Project (1500 words translation + 2500 words commentary)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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HS6006 Advanced Spanish Language for Professional Purposes

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 6 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 18 x 1hr(s) Directed Study; 24 x 1hr(s) Other (Online Course).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Eugenia Bolado-Colina, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Eugenia Bolado-Colina, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To develop advanced Spanish language skills comprising the four areas (reading, writing, listening, speaking).

Module Content: This module will involve exposure of students to a wide range of language and will equip them with skills to carry out different tasks in a professional environment at C1 level (European Framework for Languages).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Perform a variety of professional tasks in the written form.
?Summarize, answer comprehension questions or analyze a journalistic or essay-type text of ca. 700 words.
?Express opinions and sustain a cogent discussion on a variety of cultural and intellectual topics with reasonable fluency and accuracy.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 150 marks (6 pieces of productive writing drawn from course material, 4,000-4,500 words in total (150 marks)); Oral Assessment 50 marks (Presentation).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination. Completion of all tasks from online course.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Supplemental Oral Examination.).

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HS6009 Politics and Culture in Latin America

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 15.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars; 12 x 2hr(s) Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Prof Nuala Finnegan, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To analyse the relationship between culture and politics in modern Latin America with particular reference to literature, film and debates about national identity.

Module Content: This course will explore the interplay between culture and politics on various levels, e.g. the political ramifications of cultural production; the study of cultural politics; the cultural dimensions of power and/or the study of power and politics in recent examples of Latin American culture. Course content will vary to cater to student need on the course but may include cover recent Mexican cinema and literature including authors Elena Poniatowksa or Rosario Castellanos along with history, literature and film from the Southern Cone and/or Central America. It may also include texts that examine the debate around Chicano and Latino cultural production in the U.S.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically evaluate the relationship between culture and politics with reference to selected texts
?Situate and analyse texts with due regard to their historical and social contexts
?Apply an appropriate theoretical framework to their critical analysis.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 Essay (3,000 words) 100 marks; 1 Oral Project/Presentation (30 mins) 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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HS6014 Gramatica para ELE: Teaching Spanish Grammar in the Second Language Classroom

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Directed Study (Online tuition only).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Siobhan Nally, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Siobhan Nally, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To provide an historical, theoretical and practical analysis of the teaching of Spanish grammar in the second language classroom.

Module Content: An advanced course focused on grammar, and methods/approaches in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify and distinguish between traditional and communicative approaches to language teaching.
?Identify the role of grammar in the main methods and approaches to teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
?Identify main problem areas in teaching and learning Spanish grammar.
?Take a practical approach to teaching grammar in the classroom today through materials analysis, preparation and class sequencing.
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Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 words Project/Presentation 200 marks.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Project/Presentation.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department.).

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HS6015 Interrogating Iberia: History, Culture, Society

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 15.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars; 12 x 2hr(s) Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Mr Stephen Boyd, Department of Hispanic Studies; Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies; Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: This course sets out to provide an overview of key debates and approaches in the field of Iberian Studies in order to prepare the student for research on a range of topics in the field. Most of the texts studied are available in Spanish and English.

Module Content: Drawing on a range of theories, this module will provide an overview of current research in Iberian Studies, focusing on different approaches to the following topics: cultural and political history of the Iberian peninsula; language, politics and society; medieval and modern literature; visual arts; theatre and performance; cinema and screen media; gender and urban space. Students will be encouraged to take a comparative approach, drawing on texts and case studies from other cultural contexts

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Outline the major historical events that shaped society and culture in the Iberian peninsula.
?Analyse and understand the construction of contemporary identities and communities in the Iberian peninsula, identifying their multiple constitution in relation to other identities and cultures (European, diasporic etc.).
?Select and apply appropriate theories and approaches to the analysis of selected individual texts by one or more of the authors studied.
?Show knowledge and understanding of the relationship between language, culture and identity in the Iberian space
?Understand and apply different approaches to the study of Iberian history, society and culture
?Compare and contrast the political and cultural situation of the different communites, languages and cultures that share the Iberian space on a regional, national and international scale.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks ( 1 x 3,000 word essay (100 marks); 1 oral presentation (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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HS6017 Intensive Catalan Language and Culture

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 72 x 1hr(s) Seminars (Language Classes); 24 x 1hr(s) Directed Study (Optional directed study using online materials).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To provide students at postgraduate level with an intensive grounding in spoken and written Catalan, and to acquaint them with different aspects of cultural production in the Catalan-speaking territories.

Module Content: Introduction to the Catalan language for students with a good level of linguistic and cultural knowledge of the Hispanic context and an awareness of cultural and linguistic diversity. The course will combine intensive language classes and oral practice with the analysis and study of Catalan culture, society, history, traditions, and other cultural manifestations.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Understand and describe the basic grammatical structures of Catalan (A2)
?Demonstrate A2 reading and listening skills in Catalan
?Translate a range of texts from Catalan into English
?Write texts about daily activities and immediate experiences in Catalan
?Introduce themselves and talk about fundamental aspects of daily life in Catalan
?Identify the different regions in the Catalan countries and analyse key aspects of their history and culture.
?Write a critical analysis of specific works related to Catalan culture (art, history, literature, film, etc.).

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1x 3000-word essay and translation portfolio); Oral Assessment 50 marks (Oral/Aural Assessment).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Supplementary Oral/Aural examination).

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HS6018 Intensive Galician Language and Culture

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 72 x 1hr(s) Seminars (Language Classes); 24 x 1hr(s) Directed Study (Optional directed study using online and other materials).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Martin Veiga, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To introduce students at postgraduate level to both spoken and written Galician language, and to acquaint them with different manifestations of cultural production in Galicia.

Module Content: Introduction to Galician language ? both spoken and written ? for students with a high level of linguistic and cultural knowledge of the Hispanic context and an awareness of its cultural and linguistic diversity. The course will combine intensive language classes and oral practice with the analysis and study of Galician culture, society, history and other cultural manifestations.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Interpret information and follow instructions about general needs in Galician (A2).
?Demonstrate A2 reading and listening skills in Galician.
?Write texts about daily activities and immediate experiences in Galician.
?Translate a range of texts from Galician into English.
?Conduct a basic conversation in Galician.
?Identify the major landmarks in Galician political and cultural history.
?Outline major historical events that shaped society and culture in Galicia.
?Write a critical analysis to an appropriate standard of specific works related to Galician culture (art, history, literature, film, etc.).

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1x 3000-word essay and translation portfolio); Oral Assessment 50 marks (Oral/Aural Assessment).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Supplementary oral/aural examination).

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HS6019 Intensive Portuguese Language and Culture

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 72 x 1hr(s) Seminars (Language Classes); 24 x 1hr(s) Directed Study (Optional directed study using online materials).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Sofia Maria Da Silva Mendes, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Ms Sofia Maria Da Silva Mendes, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Module Objective: To provide students at postgraduate level with an intensive grounding in spoken and written Portuguese, and to acquaint them with different aspects of cultural production in Portuguese-speaking countries.

Module Content: Introduction to the language and culture of Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries. The course will combine intensive language classes and oral practice with the analysis and study of culture, society, history, traditions, and other cultural manifestations of Portugal and other major Portuguese speaking countries.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Understand and describe the basic grammatical structures of Portuguese (A2)
?Demonstrate A2 reading and listening skills in Portuguese
?Write texts about daily activities and immediate experiences in Portuguese
?Conduct a basic conversation in Portuguese.
?Identify the major Portuguese speaking countries and analyse key aspects of their history and culture.
?Write a critical analysis of specific works related to the culture (art, history, literature, film, etc.) of major Portuguese speaking countries.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1x 3000-word essay and translation portfolio); Oral Assessment 50 marks (Oral/Aural Assessment).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Supplementary oral/aural examination).

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HS6025 Dissertation in Languages and Cultures (Spanish)

Credit Weighting: 30

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Hispanic Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Module Objective: To carry out a sustained research project on an original topic in the field; to develop research skills, critical thinking, and the identification of appropriate methodologies and presentation of findings in the form of a dissertation.

Module Content: Under the academic guidance of staff, students will independently explore a specialised area from among the areas of applied linguistics, visual art, media, theatre, film, cultural history or pedagogies of language teaching within Spanish Studies, apply the appropriate research methodologies and present the results in a minor dissertation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?demonstrate an ability to conduct guided individual research at an appropriate level;
?Conceptualize and execute a sustained, specialized research project;
?Develop individual research strategies and produce critical bibliographies;
?Explain major interpretive strategies of the texts in question;
?Display an independent approach to critical analysis and evaluation;
?Write critically using proper citation in keeping with standards of postgraduate research;
?Identify an appropriate theoretical and methodological framework consistent with their area of study;
?Present their work in a minor dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words.

Assessment: Total Marks 600: Continuous Assessment 600 marks ((Continuous Assessment 600 marks (Research Dissertation 15,000 - 20,000 words)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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