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Gender in Hispanic Cultures (SPAN30001)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeSPAN30001
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Issues related to gender and sexuality are key to understand social and cultural practices in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries in the Americas. In this subject such issues are explored in relation to their representation in cultural texts – including fiction literature, film and TV. Major themes to be explored include gender violence, gay marriage legislation, gender reassignment legislation, post-colonial feminisms, new masculinities, and sexism in language.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • understand the significance of gender relations in contemporary Spanish-language societies;
  • understand indigenous, local and regional notions of gender and sexuality in Latin America and Spain;
  • be able to critically analyse contemporary representations of gender and sexuality in literature, film and TV;
  • recognise and identify instances of sexism in the Spanish language;
  • continue to expand Spanish-language reading and writing skills.

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 intelligibly and economically: through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussions and class presentations;
  • have developed public speaking and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations.

Last updated: 23 February 2019