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SPA1401 - Latin American Culture and History

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours F

Course content

About 90% of the world's Spanish-speaking population lives outside Spain, mainly in Latin America and the US. This course gives an introduction to history, society and culture in the Spanish-speaking world, with a main focus on Latin America after 1500.

Learning outcome

A candidate who has passed the course is expected to have gained the following teaching outcome in accordance with the description of the course in the syllabus. This is defined as knowledge, skills and general competence:

KNOWLEDGE

The candidate:

  • is expected to have basic knowledge about culture, history and societies in Spanish speaking countries in Latin America
  • is expected to have basic knowledge about terminology and the use of sources in relation to history and cultural studies

SKILLS

The candidate:

  • is expected to be able to understand and interpret various Spanish-language texts
  • is expected to apply what he/she has learnt in order to reflect on and discuss important issues in Latin American history and cultural studies, both orally and in writing
  • is expected to seek further knowledge within the academic field

GENERAL COMPETENCE

The candidate:

  • is expected to have gained insight into source criticism
  • is expected to be able to present an analytical reasoning
  • is expected to be able to present and discuss problems, views and solutions, both orally and in writing
  • is expected to be able to participate in a dialogue on a general level with people from different academic backgrounds

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars. Students are expected to participate actively in seminars, by preparing at home. They are also expected to participate orally in seminars and to a certain degree in lectures.

The lecturer may opt for a multimedia file for the obligatory assignment. Information regarding this will be made available at the beginning of the semester. The course is taught in Spanish.

Approved obligatory assignments are valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester). All obligatory assignments must be completed in the same semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • 1 written assignment
  • 1 oral presentation

Further on evaluation

The exam must be answered in Spanish. Information about which dictionaries or other aids students are allowed to consult during the exam will be made available at the beginning of the semester.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

The reading list will be made available at the beginning of the semester.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: Spanish

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Spanish
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature

Examination

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 F 2022-12-21 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 F INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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