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2010/2011  BA-BLC_SS2  Spanish Studies 2

English Title
Spanish Studies 2

Course Information

Language Spanish
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course Period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc og MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BSc
Course Coordinator
  • Maribel Blasco - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
Main Category of the Course
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

• present a well-structured summary of text excerpts and establish links between the topics and concepts raised in the text and the region-specific political, economic and social features introduced in the course literature of the 1st and 2nd semester, and
• identify and describe key institutions, moments and figures in the regions studied.
At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
• comprehend the questions posed during the examination, and communicate in sufficiently coherent Spanish so that their responses are intelligible,
• present and discuss the exam topic in Spanish using appropriate vocabulary, and
• speak in grammatically accurate and well-pronounced Spanish, avoiding major grammatical, lexical, idiomatic or pronunciation errors that inhibit communication. At this stage, students should be able to show some degree of linguistic awareness by beginning to correct their errors in the exam situation.
Spanish Studies 2
Exam Period May/June
The examination is oral and based on the material from the first and second semesters. At the exam, the student will draw a page from the 200-page exam syllabus and has 30 minutes in which to prepare a summary of the text and discuss it in terms of the overall context of the curriculum and of the specific topic that it addresses. This is an open-book examination, meaning that students have the opportunity to consult reference works, class notes and dictionaries during the preparation session. Two grades are given: one for content and one for language. Grades are given according to the 7-point grading scale by the teacher and an internal examiner. Before students can take the examination, they must have completed the compulsory assignments in the 1st semester (multiple-choice test, grammar test, oral presentation); and in the 2nd semester (grammar test and a listening comprehension exercise).
The course is designed to integrate with Globalisation Studies and the First Year Project, and to provide the foundation for a progression within Spanish Studies in the bachelor’s programme as a whole.
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

The second semester of Spanishstudies builds on the knowledge acquired during the first semester, with a particular focus on culture and communication in Spain and Spanish America. Course topics include: culture in its national, regional and local expressions, the culture ‘industry’, and the role played by ICTs and the information society in cultural and political modernisation processes and governance.

The course builds on the themes presented in the first semester Globalisation Studies course. The themes are presented in conjunction with perspectives and concepts rooted in the specific language area, so that students develop an understanding of different theoretical traditions, and enhance their nationally specific knowledge as well as their cultural sensitivity

Teaching Methods
All teaching and reading will be in Spanish. A combination of lectures, class discussions and student presentations will develop students’ knowledge and ability to analyse and understand current cultural and social processes in the chosen region.