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 INTRODUCTION TO IBERIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES II
Code HISP121
Coordinator Professor CL Taylor
Languages, Cultures and Film
C.L.Taylor@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

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

 

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 22

6

        28
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 122
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Participation Standard UoL penalties will apply. This cannot be marked anonymously.           
Website post and commentary Standard UoL penalties will apply. There will be a reassessment opportunity. This will be marked anonymously.  -1000 words    45       
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -2000 words    50       

Aims

Identify and evaluate key issues in Luso-Hispanic Studies;

Apply these issues to your study of the Luso-Hispanic world;

Locate, organise and evaluate a range of information sources;

Discuss the issues raised with reference to the texts / topics studied in class;

Carry out sustained research into a particular topic and express your findings in an appropriate academic form.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of some of the key texts of the Luso-Hispanic world.

(LO2) Display an understanding of some of the key issues of Hispanic Studies.

(LO3) Demonstrate the ability to apply a close analysis to texts.

(LO4) Understand different texts, literary and cinematic genres within their broader social and historical contexts.

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

(S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

(S4) Global citizenship - Cultural awareness

(S5) Personal attributes and qualities – Independence


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Students will attend lectures on key topics in Luso-Hispanic Studies, delivered by specialist lecturers.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar
Description: Students will normally attend six seminars during the module. The seminars will be devoted to the discussion of the prescribed literary or film texts and students will be expected to prepare work in advance of the seminars.
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Syllabus

 

Topics covered during the module may include:

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American literature;

Issues in Spanish and Latin American history and politics;

Spanish and Latin American cinema.

(See module handbook for more information, as the module content may alter from year to year).


Recommended Texts

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