Spanish Cinema (taught in Spanish)

Universidad de Barcelona

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Cinema (taught in Spanish)

  • Host University

    Universidad de Barcelona

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    High Beginning, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced

  • Prerequisites

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    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.
    Methodology
    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)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.