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SP3121 Spanish American Literature I (Gauchos and Indians)

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
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.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all degrees involving Spanish once compulsory modules have been taken

UG Pre-requisite(s):Pass at Grade 11 or better in SP2002 or SP2004
UG 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.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 16
  • Guided independent study: 134

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


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