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2020/2021  BA-BBLSO1003U  Spanish Studies 3

English Title
Spanish Studies 3

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
  • 1. Content:
  • Write a well-structured and faithful summary in Spanish of a text, that is, a summary that captures the essential points and arguments of the author while respecting the argumentation line and chronology of the text.
  • Show a clear understanding of economic institutions and actors in the regions studied, and their implications for competitiveness based on the concepts and themes in the curriculum.
  • Read and understand a written question and provide a written answer in Spanish that is coherent, intelligible and logically related to the question posed. The answer must be a balanced discussion of viewpoints.
  • 2. Language:
  • Write correct Spanish that is making use of the vocabulary appropriate for the topic, cohesive devices as well as avoiding major grammatical, lexical, and spelling errors that inhibit communication.
Examination
The exam in the subject consists of two parts:
Spanish Studies 3 - Language:
Sub exam weight40%
Examination formWritten sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group examIndividual exam
Assignment typeCase based assignment
Duration4 hours
Grading scale7-point grading scale
Examiner(s)One internal examiner
Exam periodWinter
AidsLimited aids, see the list below:
The student is allowed to bring
  • Language dictionaries in paper format
The student will have access to
  • basic IT application package
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 3 - Content:
Sub exam weight60%
Examination formWritten sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group examIndividual exam
Assignment typeCase based assignment
Duration4 hours
Grading scale7-point grading scale
Examiner(s)One internal examiner
Exam periodWinter
AidsLimited aids, see the list below:
The student is allowed to bring
  • Language dictionaries in paper format
The student will have access to
  • basic IT application package
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.
Description of the exam procedure

The students will do one 4 hour written sit-exam. 40% of the grade is given for the language and 60 % of the grade is given for the content of the performance.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The overall aim of this course is to deepen the students’ knowledge of the economic, political and socio-cultural context in Spanish-speaking parts of the world, and to strengthen their written communication skills in their chosen language. The specific aim of the course is to develop students’ understanding of globalisation and internationalisation processes and their manifestations in and impact upon national and regional contexts.

 

The course is built up around two dimensions: content and language. The overall aim is to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of economic institutions, organisations, actors in selected Spanish speaking parts of the world and to strengthen their written communication skills.

The specific aim of the course is to develop students’ understanding of the relationship between economic institutions and actors, and their implications for competitiveness.

 

The course focuses on the contemporary economic development in Latin America  and Spain, and explores how these two regions are performing in terms of international and regional competitiveness. The course addresses Latin America’s contemporary economic development and international competitiveness in relation to specific topics such as the role of multinationals and democracy, and the role of business as an increasingly important political force in the region. Key topics include: foreign direct investments, and the development of the regional economic and trade blocs, such as Mercosur, Pacific Alliance and Prosur. We will also look at the implications of human development for economic development in both regions.  


The language dimension is aimed at improving the students’ written production (grammar and lexical skills, use of conjunctions, and idiomatic expressions) as well as their reading and comprehension.

Description of the teaching methods
Class teaching involving lectures, student presentations, group work, exercises with oral and written proficiency training, and discussion. All teaching and reading will be in Spanish.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given continuously in class and/or during office hours.
Student workload
Lectures 36 hours
Exam 4 hours
Preparation 167 hours
Total 206 hours
Expected literature

To be announced on Canvas

Last updated on 12-06-2020