Latinos in the USA - LAN00038H

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Ms. Maria Muradas-Taylor
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19

Module aims

In this module, we will look into how the growing Latino community is reshaping the idea of cultural identity in the United States. We will explore the ideas of cultural identity and assimilation through literature and media. We will look into the current debates on the role of Spanish language, bilingualism and the use of Spanglish in the US.

Module learning outcomes

Satisfactory completion of the course should enable students to:

  • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of some of the topics discussed
  • Demonstrate an ability to undertake personal research
  • Present sources from a critical perspective and develop arguments effectively in both spoken and written Spanish
  • Develop increased confidence and advanced accuracy in the production and presentation of both written and spoken Spanish

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
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.

Model answers may be given for class exercise/ past exam papers, with class discussion of difficulties.

Summarive assessment and feedback

Written assignment to be handed in by noon on Thursday of week 1; term 2

Students research an issue related to the theme covered by the module and write a paper.

Feedback: Comments on written assessed work will be available to view, under supervision, at an appointed time by the department.

Indicative reading

Teaching materials and bibliographical references will be supplied during the course.



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