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SP4223   History and Culture in Spanish Texts

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

Focusing on a variety of texts from different periods and geographical areas in the Spanish-speaking world, this module aims to provide the student with a questioning understanding of the importance of the past and the different ways in which the past can be represented depending on the creator's own historical context, intentions and knowledge. In other words, this module will explore how several highly significant historical moments have been represented through fictions. The syllabus will involve the study of a selection of canonical texts from Spain and Spanish America, ranging from the Renaissance to the present day, that raise issues related to the link between history, memory and cultural expression.

Relationship to other modules

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

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take SP4102

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: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Prof J Larios