Modern Languages and Cultures

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title WOMEN IN IBERIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Code HISP112
Coordinator Dr ST Yiacoup
Modern Languages and Cultures
Sizen.Yiacoup@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2016-17 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

None 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Co-requisite modules:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 11
Lectures are tutor-led lessons which consist of background information such as historical and cultural context, author biography and textual detail being presented and discussed by the tutor, with the opportunity for student interaction and discussion.
11
Seminars are primarily student-focused lessons in which students have the opportunity to present their responses and ideas regarding the topics introduced by the tutors and to enter into group discussions, conduct close textual analyses, book presentations, etc.
        22
Timetable (if known) 11
 
11
 
         
Private Study 128
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Unseen Written Exam  2 hours  Semester 2  50  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Exam 
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Coursework  1500 words  First day of exam period, Seme  50  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Portfolio Notes (applying to all assessments) The exam will consist of essay questions. Student will answer two essay questions in total, each on a different topic covered in the module. 

Aims

The aim of this module is to:-

  • introduce students to key texts and cultural forms from Spain, Portugal and Latin America in which the social and cultural role, status and impact of women are of particular importance. 
  • by studying and engaging with the topics taught on this module, students will develop critical insight into representations of women in the texts they have studied and will be able to apply what they have learnt constructively in the study of women in Iberian and Latin American literature more generally.

Learning Outcomes

Understand and analyse the core texts within their historical, cultural and social contexts and recognise the connections and points of contrast between them.

Develop an awareness of key critical approaches and issues surrounding the core texts studied.

Distinguish between and analyse primary sources that are historiographical, sociological and cultural in nature.

Produce assessed work (Portfolio and Examination) that displays a critical insight into the topics covered.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture - Lectures are tutor-led lessons which consist of background information such as historical and cultural context, author biography and textual detail being presented and discussed by the tutor, with the opportunity for student interaction and discussion.

11

Seminar - Seminars are primarily student-focused lessons in which students have the opportunity to present their responses and ideas regarding the topics introduced by the tutors and to enter into group discussions, conduct close textual analyses, book presentations, etc.

11


Syllabus

Topics covered during the module may include:

Women in:

Franco''s Spain

Medieval Spanish History & Culture

Latin America Dictatorships

Lusophone Africa

Brazilian Popular Culture




Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.
Explanation of Reading List: