SPA1402 - Spanish Culture and History


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours HJELPEMIDD

Course content

This course gives an introduction to the country’s culture, history and society. The course approaches selected topics of current interest through a variety of sources, such as historical documents, documentary movies and literary texts, as well as articles and secondary literature.

Learning outcome

A candidate who has passed this course is expected to have obtained the following learning outcome in accordance with the description of the course in the course programme, defined as knowledge, skills and general qualifications:

The candidate
-is expected to have a general knowledge about culture, history and civilization in Spain
-is expected to have obtained basic knowledge about terminology and use of sources when reading and writing about Spanish history and civilization

The candidate
-is expected to be able to understand and interpret various types of Spanish texts
-is expected to be able to utilise his/her knowledge to reflect on and discuss important problems within the academic field Spanish history and civilization, both orally and in writing
-is expected to seek further knowledge within this academic field

The candidate
-is expected to have gained insight into source criticism
-is expected to be able to perform analytic reasoning
-is expected to present and discuss problems, views and solutions, both orally and in writing
-is expected to be able to enter into a conversation with different people from other backgrounds

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars. All lectures are held in Spanish.

The course involves a high degree of student activity, both through preparations at home and oral participation in lectures and seminars.

Mandatory activities may sometimes be handing in a multimedia file or independent work. This is decided by the lecturer and information about the compulsory assignments is given at the start of term. The compulsory activities may consist of several small assignments, in accordance with what the teacher decides. Both the written and oral work must be approved within the fixed deadlines for the student to be allowed to sit the exam. It is the responsibility of the student to keep informed about deadlines and requirements for this work.

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 skriftlig innlevering
  • 1 muntlig aktivitet

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

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

The reading list will be announced at the start of term. The teaching material is basically in Spanish, although literature in Norwegian or English may also be used.


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Digital exam Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination INSPERA 100/100 HJELPEMIDD
Spring ORD Written examination INSPERA 100/100 HJELPEMIDD
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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