Department of European Studies & Modern Languages, Unit Catalogue 2009/10
EU10552: Spanish cultural studies 1A: introduction to 20th Century Spanish culture
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
To provide an introduction to modern Spanish culture and the events that have marked its development; to explore the work of authors that have played a significant role from the early 20th Century up to 1975.
On completion of this unit students should be able to:
* recognize and articulate the significance of the authors and works studied;
* identify and use key concepts in the study of modern Spanish culture.
Skills in critical analysis, conceptual thinking, precision in the use of written and spoken language, exercise of independent judgement, reasoned argument, effective communication in the target language and the planning/conduct/reporting of non-quantitative research are taught and assessed in this unit. Skills in effective learning are developed in this unit.
Introduction to major texts and authors from the early century to 1975. The course will focus on major plays and films from the Franco period. Themes will include genre, ideology, censorship and resistance. The unit is taught in Spanish.