Spanish Literature and Film

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Literature and Film

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Literature, Spanish, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    To facilitate a guided reading of two contemporary literary texts and to critically view and analyse a film of a contemporary Spanish director To consider the social and political background in which the texts were produced To consider the literary/cinematic genre to which each belongs To discuss the texts and film as artistic expressions of social and political trends in Spanish or Latin American society To identify principal narrative features and show how they function in the text/film 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. appraise the value of literature and film in offering insight into some of the major political, social and cultural events in twentieth century Spain or Latin America.
    2. recognize and interpret the significance of key social and politician events in twentieth and twenty-first century Spain
    3. identify and describe selected narrative features and recognize how they function in literature and film.
    4. develop reading, comprehension and listening competence in Spanish

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.