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SP4223 History and Culture in Spanish Texts

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
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.

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):Permission of the Spanish Honours Adviser
UG Anti-requisite(s):SP4102

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: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Prof J Larios
Module teaching staff: