SPA6020 - Spanish Language Culture and Literature


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 1 weeks

Course content

This online course offers an introduction to culture and literature in the Spanish-speaking world, with a focus on contemporary culture and society. The central subject-didactic perspective in this course is the development of language through the reading of different types of texts and through text production.

Learning outcome

A candidate who has passed this course is expected to have obtained the following learning outcomes, defined as knowledge, skills and general qualifications:


The candidate:

  • has knowledge of culture and literature in the Spanish-speaking world
  • has the vocabulary to be able to compare culture and literature in Norway and the Spanish-speaking world
  • has knowledge of different contemporary Spanish-language text and media forms
  • has knowledge of multicultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world, which they can apply to their own teaching practice
  • has experience using digital resources for teaching and learning


The candidate:

  • can understand and interpret various types of Spanish texts
  • can use their knowledge to reflect on and discuss important questions in Spanish-language culture and literature, both spoken and written
  • can discuss and reflect on one’s own teaching practices in culture and literature and how they can be further developed
  • can use sources critically and follow bibliographical norms


Upon completing the course, the candidate will be able to:

  • present and discuss issues and perspectives about culture and literature in the Spanish-speaking world, both written and spoken
  • familiarize themselves with important contemporary issues and have a meaningful dialogue in Spanish with people from different cultures
  • use relevant subject and digital tools
  • plan and carry out language tasks related to main themes in the multicultural Spanish-speaking world
  • reflect over and evaluate one’s professional practice

Learning methods and activities

The course offers online teaching over 13 weeks.

Teaching will include video lectures and introductory texts, with assignments which cover the various topics introduced in the course.

Teaching will be largely based on student activities, with assignments including videos, blogs, and individual and group written assignments. Obligatory activities cover various aspects of the course, and students are given oral or written feedback on these by video or on the learning platform. Assignments are assessed as approved/not approved, and they are not part of the final examination grade. However, all obligatory assignments must be approved in order for the student to qualify to take the exam.

Students will have contact with the instructor and other students via the blog, discussion forum, email, and the digital classroom.

This is a fully online course and has no in-person instruction. There will be 4-5 online meetings in the course, in addition to those related to the obligatory assignments. 75 % attendance is mandatory. Absences beyond this must be documented.

Initial information about the course will be sent to the student’s registered email address. All further communication will happen via the course website and learning platform, as well as the student’s NTNU email address.

Students must stay up to date on all these information channels.

Compulsory assignments

  • 3 home assignments
  • 75% mandatory attendance
  • 2 home assignments
  • 1 oral assignment
  • 75% attendance

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
- (KSPA1-8-13)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a programme of study is required: KOMPiS Spansk 1, 8.-13. trinn.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

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

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home exam 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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