Hispanic Literature and Culture II

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Hispanic Literature and Culture II

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Do A and B:
    A. Spanish Literature and Culture: This course is aimed at introducing students to a limited number of key 20th century Spanish literary texts, examining two important Spanish novels from the twentieth century.

    Set texts: Miguel de Unamuno, San Manuel Bueno, mártir, Cátedra. Miguel Delibes, Los santos inocentes, Santillana/Universidad de Salamanca, 1996.

    B. Choose either (i) or (ii):
    (i) Modern Spanish Theatre: This course analyses plays by three of the greatest twentieth-century Spanish dramatists.

    Set texts: Ramón del Valle Inclán Luces de Bohemia F. García Lorca Bodas de sangre A. Buero Vallejo El tragaluz (Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 2006)


    (ii) Introduction to Sociolinguistics: The broad aim of these classes is to explore the interrelationship between language and society, and to equip students with a broad working knowledge of key issues in contemporary sociolinguistics. Topics covered in class include the dialect and language dichotomy, language variation and language contact.

    Set text: Peter Stockwell, Sociolinguistics: A Resource Book for Students, 2nd edition (2007). Please note, for students taking two languages, you may take the Sociolinguistics option in one language only.

    Assessment: Part A: One 2-hour examination and one textual commentary.
    Part B: (i) Modern Spanish Theatre - Continuous Assessment.

    (ii) For Sociolinguistics ? This part of the module is assessed by a continuous assessment exercise (Reflective Commentary). More information will be provided in class.
    Parts A and B carry equal marks.

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.

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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.


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