Spanish Language and Culture (Intermediate)

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Language and Culture (Intermediate)

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Spanish, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Intermediate

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Description
    The purpose of this module, conducted in Spanish, is to allow students to critically engage with social, political and cultural issues in contemporary Spain. Discussion and critical analysis are based on a range of authentic material: namely literature, music, media and films. The module focuses on recent changes related to gender, immigration and Historical Memory in Spain. Students will acquire a thorough understanding of contemporary Spain and will develop advanced written and reading skills through developing their range of expression, accuracy and style.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Use a broad lexical repertoire to express ideas with accuracy: the learner will have knowledge of and ability to use the vocabulary of the target language (lexical and grammatical elements) and develop awareness and control of the organisation of meaning.
    2. Show a relatively high level of grammatical control and a grasp of complex syntax to enable full comprehension and confident expression in a variety of contexts.
    3. Understand texts, articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints.
    4. Develop academic writing and produce reviews of cultural artefacts related to Spain.
    5. Demonstrate an awareness and critical thinking of socio-economic and cultural issues in contemporary Spain.
    6. Demonstrate research skills from an array of resources such as literature, media and audio visual material.
    7. Extract relevant information from digital literacies in order to enhance the student’s research tools and assess the resources available on-line.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.