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Hispanic Culture Through Film - LAN00041H

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Elia Lorena Lopez Ramirez
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module summary

The module, delivered in Spanish, focuses on the representation of Spanish and Latin American culture through the medium of film; we will appraise how aspects of social order, gender and cultural background shape contemporary issues in Spanish-speaking societies.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2021-22 to Summer Term 2021-22

Module aims

This course focuses on the analysis of key Spanish-language films to enhance students’ appraisal of critical issues and cultural values of Spanish and Latin American societies.

Students will also improve and refine their language skills through actively participating in class discussion, presentations, group project work, and formal essay writing in the target language.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should:

  • be familiar with a number of Spanish-speaking films and the social, cultural or historical context they refer to and/or the context in which they were produced
  • have an in-depth understanding of fundamental issues of social, cultural and political nature shaping current challenges of twentieth and twentieth-first century Spain and Latin America
  • be able to analyse, research, and evaluate film content through critical discussion of issues such as social order, gender, and discrimination affecting Spanish-speaking societies
  • develop a proficient level of accuracy in the production of written and spoken Spanish
  • demonstrate a higher level of fluency and advanced precision in syntax and vocabulary in the target language


Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - extensions not feasible/practicable
Video Blog
N/A 40
Research Essay
N/A 60

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - extensions not feasible/practicable
Video Blog
N/A 40
Research Essay
N/A 60

Module feedback

Feedback on formative work:

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

Formative feedback will be provided throughout the course: comments and marks on University scale given to individual students for practice essays and video presentations, with opportunity for individual consultation. Feedback on formative work will be returned two weeks after submission. Furthermore, students will be able to get more extensive feedback and support during office hours and additional consultation meetings when required.

Summative assessment and feedback:

3000-word essay in Spanish (60%)

Video blog (40%)

Students will receive personalised, written feedback from the course instructor on all summative assignments within 20 working days.

Indicative reading

Text and reading list will be supplied by the tutor.

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.