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SP3222   Love and Loss

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm Thu

Love and loss have been the inspiration, in one way or another, behind most works in world literature. This module aims to provide a sound understanding of important literary works from Spain and Spanish America that explore these complex emotions. The syllabus involves a selection of canonical or critically acclaimed Spanish texts representing different genres, gender authorial perspectives, visions of sexuality, and historical moments, as in the following potential instances: the Romantic play, Don Juan Tenorio (1844); the Realist novel, La Regenta (1885); the Modernista poetry collection, Los cálices vacíos (1913); and the contemporary fiction, Beatriz y los cuerpos celestes (1998). Aspects to be explored are likely to include some or all of the following: loyalty and deception; fulfillment and disappointment; passion and affection; jealousy and revenge. In sum, the whole gamut of emotion in connection with a theme which, more than any other, expresses our humanity.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SP2002 or pass SP2004

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: Coursework - 100%