Spanish Cinema (taught in Spanish)
Universidad de Barcelona
Area of Study
Film Studies, Visual Arts
High Beginning, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced
Please be advised that Beginning level students are eligible to take this course, as it is considered "open to all levels" at the University of Barcelona. However, the class moves at a more rapid pace than the courses marked for basic Beginners, and may require additional work and tutoring for anyone under the intermediate level.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
The objectives of the course are to critically comment on the films shown in class and
deepen, through cinema, the knowledge of conversational Spanish (formal and informal, dialectal varieties, etc.) and in sociopolitical and cultural reality in Spanish.
In all the sessions, before the screening of the film, we will work with:
- The synopsis
- The artistic profile
- The technical profile
- Criticism about the movie
- The cinematographic career of the director
- The filmography
- The plot and themes of the film *
- The characters and their relationships
- The sociocultural and historical framework of the film
- The lexical field (vocabulary and idiomatic expressions)
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.