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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 researching the diachronic and synchronic context of the Don Quixote;
- understand the transcendence of the Age of Cervantes Period in shaping Hispanic Studies research as a global discipline;
- understand the academic and research practice of the main theories and approaches on Cervantes´ Don Quixote and Baroque culture;
- understand the social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness/openness to the world of the artistic philosophy of Cervantes in the context of the most relevant historical, cultural and anthropological aspects of the Baroque period;
- be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly, bilingually and economically through researching in the form of academic essays on Early Modern and Colonial topics in the Baroque period;
- understand and research 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.
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: 15 July 2020