Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

Contact Details

Ms Clare Szembek
(Departmental Co-ordinator)

tel 020 7679 3109;
internal extension X33109;
email c.szembek@ucl.ac.uk

Dr Humberto Núñez-Faraco
(Head of Department)

tel: 020 7679 4332;
internal extension X34332;
email: h.faraco@ucl.ac.uk

SPAN1201

CORE COURSE: APPROACHES TO HISPANIC STUDIES

Course Co-ordinator:  Professor Stephen Hart
Room 305, Foster Court
Email:  stephen.hart@ucl.ac.uk

Course unit value:  1.0 cu
Duration:  2 terms

Day and Time:  Fridays, 11.00am - 1.00pm
Venue:   Foster Court 114

Assessment

One 2,000-3,000 word essay to be submitted on Tuesday 3 May 2011 + one 3-hour exam to be taken in the Summer 2011 term

Description

This course is obligatory for all first-year single and combined honours students, except for students taking Language and Culture and ESPS.

Brief syllabus

This course offers an introduction to the field of Hispanic and Latin American studies based on the in-depth study of four texts/themes, as follows:

A.  Benito Perez Galdos, Marianela

B. The social function of "santeria" in Cuba

C. Federico Garcia Lorca, Bodas de sangre

D. Ernesto Sabato, El tunel

Course Objectives

To introduce students to close analysis of literary and social texts from Spain and Latin America. In addition, the course aims to provide a critical basis from which students can develop adequate essay-writing techniques.

Moodle

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