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This subject is intended to focus on texts from mainstream literature as a stimulus to discussion, research and discussion practice. Paper writing, class presentation and oral discussions will be set for the purpose of studying Spanish rhetoric and applied literary research practise in the appropriate registers. This subject will also include advanced take-home exercises in research paper writing with the purpose of refining information literacy acquisition and Spanish language style. Each student will present an assessable class paper on a topic to be negotiated with the lecturer at the beginning of the semester.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed written and oral Spanish, refining Spanish rhetoric discourse;
- be able to to discuss in Spanish different topics with an adequate level of complexity;
- be able to research and analyse literary and cultural texts and use literary criticism at a sophisticated level.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to understand social, political, historical and cultural contexts through the contextualisation of own judgements and literary and cultural analysis knowledge;
- have developed a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and new aspects of historical Spanish culture and literature by formulating adequate arguments;
- be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and adequately through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;
- have gained skills in public speaking and confidence in self-expression through tutorial participation and class presentations;
- have developed information literacy skills as applied to specific research cases and applied to historical and contemporary literary and cultural texts and adequately orally present results in the classroom.
Last updated: 6 December 2019