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SPAN242 Spanish Culture and Literature

Aspects of Peninsular Spanish culture explored through analysis and study of textual and other cultural aspects of the Spanish language. (For students with knowledge of Spanish; texts will be in Spanish.)

Are you interested in learning more about multicultural Spain in Spanish? This paper traces Spain's diverse routes from its medieval past to its vibrant contemporary culture through an exploration of its autonomous regions. This is a discussion-based paper, so come prepared to learn and share.

Paper title Spanish Culture and Literature
Paper code SPAN242
Subject Spanish
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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(SPAN 132 or SPAN 102) and (SPAN 141 or SPAN 111 or PORT 141).

If you have previous knowledge of the language you can still enrol in this paper via Special Permission by proceeding with your application process to the Review and Submit page or email for assistance.
SPAN 262, SPAN 211
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Suitable for undergraduate students interested in cultural studies with an intermediate level (200-level) of Spanish language experience as some readings and discussions will be held in Spanish and English.
Teaching staff
Paper Convenor: Dr Tiffany Trotman
Paper Structure
This paper is a discussion-based course organised around an exploration of several distinct cultures from the Spanish autonomous regions. In addition, students explore the role of Spain in the EU and globally.

Piemontese-Ramos, Luisa and Carlos Arboleda. España: temas de cultura y civilización. Boston, MA: Heinle Cengage Learning. 2004.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
  • Understand the concept of culture and how it shapes our understanding of identity
  • Discuss the unique cultures of Spain and relate them to their own culture
  • Improve their ability to synthesise material and make connections between in-class material and out-of-class situations
  • Render logical, open and critical analyses
  • Expand their vocabulary to discuss culture (literature, film, poetry, image, etc)
  • Develop their oral presentation skills and research and analytical writing skills

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Not offered in 2017

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system