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2020/2021  BA-BBLSO1001U  Spanish Studies 1

English Title
Spanish Studies 1

Course information

Language Spanish
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc and MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Maria Emilia Casco Flores - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Language
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 12-06-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Identify factual information about their chosen language area taught during the course,
  • Identify rules governing grammar in their chosen language
Examination
The exam in the subject consists of two parts:
Spanish Studies 1 Multiple-choice Test:
Sub exam weight50%
Examination formWritten sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group examIndividual exam
The duration of the exam is 2 hours in total (1 hour per sub exam).
Assignment typeMultiple choice
Duration2 hours
Grading scale7-point grading scale
Examiner(s)One internal examiner
Exam periodWinter
AidsClosed book: no aids
However, at all written sit-in exams the student has access to the basic IT application package (Microsoft Office (minus Excel), digital pen and paper, 7-zip file manager, Adobe Acrobat, Texlive, VLC player, Windows Media Player), and the student is allowed to bring simple writing and drawing utensils (non-digital). PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to communicate with others during the exam.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Spanish Studies 1 Grammar Test:
Sub exam weight50%
Examination formWritten sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group examIndividual exam
The duration of the exam is 2 hours in total (1 hour per sub exam).
Assignment typeWritten assignment
Duration2 hours
Grading scale7-point grading scale
Examiner(s)One internal examiner
Exam periodWinter
AidsClosed book: no aids
However, at all written sit-in exams the student has access to the basic IT application package (Microsoft Office (minus Excel), digital pen and paper, 7-zip file manager, Adobe Acrobat, Texlive, VLC player, Windows Media Player), and the student is allowed to bring simple writing and drawing utensils (non-digital). PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to communicate with others during the exam.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

Spanish Studies 1 provides a basic historical and geographical introduction to Spain and Spanish America. Topics dealt with include: geographical and regional diversity, the historical links between Spain and Spanish America from colonisation to independence, the formation of the modern state as well as reflections on the changing role of key social institutions that are adapting to modern society, e.g. the family, political and civil society organisations. The course will also introduce basic concepts important to understanding sociopolitical and cultural development in the two regions, including: authoritarianism, political transition, democratisation and cultural identity.

The course is built up around two dimensions – content and language:

The content dimension provides a general introduction to the modern Spanish-speaking areas from a historical perspective. It also presents basic knowledge of politics, economics and culture in the students’ chosen region. The course broadly follows the thematic organisation of the parallel Globalisation Studies and British and American Studies lecture series and draws on the addressed theories and concepts. These conceptual approaches 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.

The language dimension is aimed at improving students’ basic grammar skills, pronunciation and fluency; and their reading and aural comprehension. Emphasis will also be placed on learning and exercising phrases needed in order to make presentations and participate in class discussions.

Description of the teaching methods
All teaching will take place in Spanish and all reading will also 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.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given continuously in class and/or during office hours.
Student workload
Lectures 46 hours
Exam 2 hours
Perparation 158 hours
Total 206 hours
Last updated on 12-06-2020