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Don Quijote Against the Universe (SPAN30013)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Overview

Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeSPAN30013
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This subject allows students to study key aspects of Hispanic culture, primarily through the analysis of specific literary texts and/or films. Students will also have the opportunity to study the development of Hispanic society. By the end of the subject, students should have been introduced to a number of literary texts and/or films in order to improve their standard of comprehension and to gain some understanding of the process of literary/cultural criticism. They should also have acquired the ability to examine critically various aspects of Hispanic history and culture.

Intended learning outcomes


On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • understand and use at an academic level, strategies in the use of linguo-cultural genres with a focus on researching historical narratives;
  • be able to interpret the intellectual, cultural and historical context of the Age of Cervantes by acquiring learning strategies to self-reflecting on researching the diachronic and synchronic context of the Don Quixote;
  • understand and self-reflect on the transcendence of the Age of Cervantes Period in shaping Hispanic Studies as a global discipline;
  • understand and self-reflect on the academic practice of the main theories and approaches on Cervantes´ Don Quixote and Baroque culture;
  • understand and self-reflect on the social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness/openness to the world of the artistic philosophy;
  • be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly, bilingually and economically through self-reflective research in academic essays on Early Modern and Colonial topics in the Baroque period;
  • understand and self-reflect on the linguo-cultural acquisition and contextualisation of judgements and knowledge process, developing a critical self-awareness and being open to new ideas and new aspects of Spanish Renaissance and Baroque culture both in English and Spanish showing autonomous, self-directed and academic-level skills;
  • have gained public speaking skills and confidence in self-expression, research and conversations where historical differences within the Spanish-speaking world are addressed in the Baroque period.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed an understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness/openness to the world, through the contextualisation of judgements and knowledge, developing a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and new aspects of Spanish culture, and by formulating arguments;
  • be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;
  • have developed public speaking skills and confidence in self-expression through tutorial participation and class presentations.

Last updated: 10 August 2019