SPAN 4002 - Honours Spanish Culture

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018

The course represents advanced learning, scholarship and research in the area of Spanish Studies. It is the final stage of formal culture tuition in the Spanish language as well as extending students' knowledge and research skills in Spanish culture, building on the learning and research capabilities gained in the Spanish Studies major. It focuses on skills of higher order spoken and written expression, through tasks such as literary translations and academic writing exercises. It will also develop skills of textual analysis and documentary scholarship in relation to specific forms of cultural expression, such as literature, film, media and social issues.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code SPAN 4002
    Course Honours Spanish Culture
    Coordinating Unit Spanish Studies
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completed degree (72 units) including 24 units Spanish Studies major or completed Diploma of Languages
    Restrictions Available only to students admitted to relevant Honours program
    Course Description The course represents advanced learning, scholarship and research in the area of Spanish Studies. It is the final stage of formal culture tuition in the Spanish language as well as extending students' knowledge and research skills in Spanish culture, building on the learning and research capabilities gained in the Spanish Studies major. It focuses on skills of higher order spoken and written expression, through tasks such as literary translations and academic writing exercises. It will also develop skills of textual analysis and documentary scholarship in relation to specific forms of cultural expression, such as literature, film, media and social issues.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Jorge Paredes

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Upon successfully completion of this course students should be able to:

    1. Comprehend the cognitive nature of artistic practices inSpain in the last 500 years.
    2. Explore a wide range of diverse Spanish literary practices/discourses;
    3. To improve their interpretative competence in the target language;
    4. To analyse and discuss Spanish literary texts with an advanced level of sophistication;
    5. Consolidate their communicative competence in the Spanish language;
    6. Enhance their intercultural competence;
    7. Understand the different loci of enunciation from which Spanish writers speak from as an expresion of situated knowledge;
    8. Enhance their reading & writing skills in the Spanish language.
    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1. 2, 4, 6
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2, 4, 7
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    2, 5, 8
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1, 3, 5, 8
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1, 2, 4, 6, 7
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    3, 5, 6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Required readings:

    1) El Lazarillo de Tormes (Anónimo)
    2) Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino (Duque de Alva)
    3) Bodas de sangre (Federico García Lorca)
    4) La Colmena (Camilo José Cela)
    5) El manuscrito Carmesí (Antonio Gala)

    Recommended readings:

    - Breve panorámica de la la historia de la literatura castellana.
     http://www.insjoseplladonosa.cat/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/LITERATURA-CASTELLANA-de-los-or%C3%ADgenes-al-S-XIX.pdf

    - Esquemas de historia de la literatura española.
    http://folk.uio.no/jmaria/spania/index.html
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course is taught as a directed-reading exercise, in which the students will read a minimun 5 books in Spanish on their own time and following a reading calendar agreed upon by both the lecturer and the student. There will be 6 two-hour meetings to discuss the books read and to analyze different historical and aesthetic components in the books.
    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    5 book reports 500 words each ..................................................... 30%
    Final essay 4000 words in Spanish................................................  70%

    Assessment Detail
    Book reports: students will write and submit a report of 500 words on each book read. The report must be submitted in advance to the lecturer and it will be the basis fo rthe discussions on each week's seminars. Reports must be submitted by midnight Monday.

     Final essay: Students will write a 3500-word essay in Spanish, on a topic to be discussed with and aproved by the course coordinator. The essay will be on a specific book, author, or a group of books link together by a specific theme, discourse, artistic strategy, etc.
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M11 (Honours Mark Scheme)
    GradeGrade reflects following criteria for allocation of gradeReported on Official Transcript
    Fail A mark between 1-49 F
    Third Class A mark between 50-59 3
    Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B
    Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A
    First Class A mark between 80-100 1
    Result Pending An interim result RP
    Continuing Continuing CN

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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