SPAN 3103 - Spanish Literature and Society
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code SPAN 3103 Course Spanish Literature and Society Coordinating Unit Spanish Studies Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Prerequisites SPAN 2102 Assumed Knowledge Basic fluency in the Spanish language Course Description This course builds on the knowledge and skills students have acquired in SPAN 2112 Introduction to the Culture of Spain. The main emphasis of this course will be on the reading and analysis of representative works of literature produced in Spain from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Some of the authors to be included for study and analysis are Miguel de Cervantes, Benito Perez Galdos, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Miguel Delibes. Reading literary material and reporting back to the class in oral form will be the key activity for students in this course. Students will also be introduced in full to the specific and most effective ways of conducting research on Hispanic literatures. Lectures and seminars will be conducted in Spanish and students will be expected to actively contribute to discussions in the Spanish language.
Course Coordinator: Dr Jorge Paredes
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesStudents who complete this course will
1) acquire an advanced knowledge and understanding of Spanish literature, culture and society.
2) acquire the ability to independently use a variety of sources to further their understanding of Spanish literature.
3) develop the capacity/ability to produce reports, essays and oral presentations on Spanish literature to strict timelines, both individually and as part of a group.
4) gain the ability to work collaboratively with their peers and to communicate effectively with them.
5) learn how to make effective use of the internet and other electronic resources when doing research on Spanish literature and culture.
6) develop a positive attitude towards reading works of literature in Spanish throughout their life.
7) be able to appreciate the cultural richness of Spanish and other foreign cultures.
8) be capable of independently doing research on Spanish literature beyond the books, authors and periods covered in the course.
9) develop the ability to synthesize, analyse and present information both in written and oral forms in a variety of formats, including oral presentations, written reports and formal essays.
10) gain in-depth knowledge of some of the major works of Spanish literature from the 16th to the 20th Centuries.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 6, 7, 10 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 3, 9 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2, 4, 8, 9 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 5 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 8
Required Resources1. Lazarillo de Tormes (Anonimous)
2. Doña Perfecta (Benito Pérez Galdós)
3. El camino (Miguel Delibes)
4. El silencio de las sirenas (Adelaida Garcia Morales)
Recommended ResourcesSpanish Collins Dictionary.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures supported by problem-solving tutorials which develop lecture material.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
1 x 2-hour lecture (or equivalent) per week 24 hours per semester 1 x 1-hour tutorial (or equivalent) per week 12 hours per semester 6 hours reading per week 72 hours per semester 2 hours research per week 24 hours per semester 2 hours assignment preparation per week 24 hours per semester TOTAL WORKLOAD 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
Schedule Week 1 Introduction to the course and the literary history of Spain Week 2 The 16th Century in Spain and the literature of the Golden Age Week 3 Introduction to El Lazarillo de Tormes: Author? Week 4 Analysis of El Lazarillo de Tormes Week 5 Introduction to the 19th Century in Spain Week 6 Analysis of Doña Perfecta Week 7 Introduction to 20th Century Spain Week 8 Analysis of Cinco horas con Mario Week 9 Analysis of Cinco horas con Mario Week 10 Introduction to Adelaida Garcia Morales Week 11 Analysis of El Silencio de las sirenas Week 12 Analysis of El Silencio de las sirenas
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Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Tutorial participation Formative and Summative 10% 1-10 Oral presentations Formative and Summative 20% 1-10 Mid-semester test Formative and Summative 30% 1-10 2000 word (in Spanish) final essay Formative and Summative 40% 1-10
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SubmissionInformation available on enrolment.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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