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SP3121   Spanish American Literature I (Gauchos and Indians)

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 9:00 am - 10:30 am Wed

The aim of the module is to study a selection of Spanish American 'Americanist' texts. These are works which are self-consciously Latin American in their depiction of historical or cultural aspects of the continent. The selection is likely to include works dealing with one or more of the following topics: gauchos, Indians, rural Latin America. Three or four texts are studied from a list including Hidalgo's poetry, Facundo, Don Segundo Sombra, Los rmos profundos, Amalia, Doqa Barbara and the rural short story in the River Plate. Apart from general and historical introductions, the course proceeds on the basis of seminar papers given by students.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SP2002

Co-requisite(s): Compulsory modules for single and major spanish programmes

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 seminar and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 16

Guided independent study hours: 134

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Prof G F San Roman
Module teaching staff: Prof G San Roman