SPA2502 - Hispanic Contemporary Literature


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 7 days

Course content

The course focuses on a topic relevant to Hispanic literature or a hispanic author from the 20th and/or 21st Century. The focus may change from one year another. Relevant topics are short stories and flash fiction, multilingual literature and socially committed literature.

Learning outcome


The candidate:

  • is expected to have knowledge about specific Hispanic authors
  • is expected to have detailed knowledge about a selection of Spanish speaking literary texts
  • is expected to have thorough knowledge about theory, terminology and analytical tools that are relevant for the given topic
  • has specialized within a determined area of Hispanic literature



The candidate:

  • is expected to be able to understand and interpret Spanish texts
  • is expected to be able to utilize his/her knowledge to reflect on and discuss important problems within Hispanic literature, both orally and in writing
  • is able to consider whether a piece information is trustworthy
  • is expected to gain further knowledge within this academic field



The candidate:

  • is expected to be able to perform analytical reasoning
  • is expected to present and discuss problems, views and solutions, both orally and in writing
  • is expected to be able to talk to people with different backgrounds on a general level

Learning methods and activities

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


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 (1000-1200 words)
  • 1 oral exercise

Further on evaluation

Written home exam (7 days, 2500-3000 words).

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

The reading list will be announced at semester start.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Spanish

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Comparative Literature
  • Spanish
  • Language and Literature
  • Language Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100





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.

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