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Historical Memory in the Spanish-speaking World - LAN00013I

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Ms. Maria Muradas-Taylor
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

Students must have successfully completed the first year core Spanish modules.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

This module will look into different dictatorships in Spanish-speaking countries and will reflect on the cultural, social, and historical consequences they had in society through the reflection of literature, music, cinema and the plastic arts. The student will look into human rights and social justice in the Hispanic world in the XX and XXI centeries, highlighting the Historic Memory and its importance in democratic societies. The course will give the students the opportunity to explore the richness of social compromise in Spain and Latin America.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key aspects on the topic
  • Understand complex written and aural authentic materials
  • Present and develop arguments effectively in both spoken and written Spanish
  • Achieve a good level of accuracy in the production of both written and spoken Spanish


Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam
Historical Memory in the Spanish-speaking World
N/A 70
Open Examination (7 day week)
Historical Memory in the Spanish-speaking World (Paper 1)
N/A 30

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Reassessment: Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback on formative work

Oral commentary and dialogue within class on oral and written language work, given immediately both to individuals and to group

Written comments and mark on University scale given to individual students for practice essays, with opportunity for individual consultation. The essays will be returned to students two weeks after seminar.

Assessment and feedback

Open examination

Feedback: Individuals will be allowed to see their exam paper with comments, under supervision, at an appointed date set by the department.

Closed examination, Summer term, Weeks 5-7

Feedback: Individuals will be allowed to see their exam paper with comments, under supervision, at an appointed date set by the departmet.

Indicative reading

Bibliographical references will be supplied during the course. Consultation of Spanish daily newspapers and weekly magazines is essential for the students to keep up to date with current issues.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.

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