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SP2540: REBELS, OUTSIDERS AND CONFORMISTS (2023-2024)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:35


Course Overview

The course will introduce students to several key texts from Spain. It will also introduce a key question in contemporary literary and film analysis: how texts may reinforce or challenge the social structures that underlie local and national communities.  To this end we will study plays, novels and films that have had a broad impact in the Spanish-speaking world and beyond, investigating how they work to cement the cultural values that bring communities together or, on the contrary, lead readers to question and rebel against prevailing social norms.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jesse Barker

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Spanish-speaking cultures are often thought of as having tight-knit and sociable communities, particularly when compared to the Northern European norm. However, all communities are run through with tensions and conflicting points of view about what brings them together or divides them.

In this course we will ask what makes a community at different levels: families, friendship groups and neighbourhoods; villages, towns and cities; regions and nations. We will study how communities have been constructed or challenged in Spanish literature and film from different time periods. We will focus on iconic figures from these texts: insiders and outsiders, conformists and rebels, conservatives and revolutionaries, pragmatists and dreamers. All these individuals have particular ways of engaging with or contesting the communities that have shaped them.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 30, 32 - 35, 39
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 30, 32 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Design Project: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 31 Feedback Weeks 34

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided in writing and orally in class.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand, interpret and analyse Spanish-language texts within their cultural and historical contexts.
ProceduralEvaluateCarry out in-depth evaluations through essays and class discussion of how literary and film texts reinforce, question and subvert cultural structures based on analysis of primary and secondary sources

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 31 Feedback Weeks 34

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided in the form of comments inserted and general written feedback via Turnitin.

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand, interpret and analyse Spanish-language texts within their cultural and historical contexts.
ProceduralEvaluateCarry out in-depth evaluations through essays and class discussion of how literary and film texts reinforce, question and subvert cultural structures based on analysis of primary and secondary sources

Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35 Feedback Weeks 25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided as needed throughout the semester, particularly during the first couple weeks. It will also be provided through MyAberdeen at the end of the semester.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand, interpret and analyse Spanish-language texts within their cultural and historical contexts.
ProceduralEvaluateCarry out in-depth evaluations through essays and class discussion of how literary and film texts reinforce, question and subvert cultural structures based on analysis of primary and secondary sources

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Take Home Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided in written form through Turnitin.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateCarry out in-depth evaluations through essays and class discussion of how literary and film texts reinforce, question and subvert cultural structures based on analysis of primary and secondary sources
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand, interpret and analyse Spanish-language texts within their cultural and historical contexts.

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