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Objectives and Content
SPLA209 is an advanced course in Latin American cultural studies worth 10 ECTS credits. The course topic can vary from semester to semester.
Students will have broad general knowledge in the subject area. They will use their knowledge critically and reflect over their own academic practice.
The course features specialization in a topic from Latin American cultural studies, for example, a period, country, or theme. The students will work independently and demonstrate their development in competence and specialization.
- has knowledge about a topic in Latin American historical and cultural studies
- has an understanding of how the course topic shapes the Latin American reality
- can explain how the course topic fits in with general characteristics in Latin American historical and cultural studies
- has developed the ability to use relevant analytical tools to interpret different issues in Latin American historical and cultural studies
- has developed their language competence, especially with regard to interpreting different Spanish language texts from Latin American historical and cultural studies
- has the ability to continue with a Master¿s program in Spanish language and Latin American studies (after also having completed other required or elective courses)
Required Previous Knowledge
No formal requirements, but all teaching is in Spanish and is based on knowledge of Spanish corresponding to the courses at the 100-level in Spanish language and Latin American studies.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
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Access to the Course
The course is open to all with admission to the University of Bergen.
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
The course includes both lectures and seminars. Classes are shared with SPLA259. Normally there will be four hours of teaching a week for eight weeks. The teaching may also be organized in larger blocks.
If fewer than five students register for a course, instruction will be tailored to the number of students. If this is the case, students will be informed of alternate instruction arrangements at the beginning of the semester prior to the registration deadline of Feb 1/Sept 1.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Students must attend at least 70% of the classes in order to be allowed to take the final course assessment.
The compulsory course assignments are valid for one semester after the semester the course was taken.
Forms of Assessment
In the course, the following forms of assessment will be used:
The form of assessment in the course is a four-hour written examination in Spanish. The grade will be based on content and language. The exam may be administered digitally.
Examination Support Material
The students may use monolingual and bilingual (for example Norwegian-Spanish/Spanish-Norwegian) dictionaries approved by the Department during the exam. The students must bring their own dictionary to the exam and be aware of and follow the rules regarding dictionary use on exams.
The grading scale is A-F, where F is a fail.
The required course reading (in total 550 pages) includes a selection of historical source texts and scholarly articles/essays, and more general overview texts related to these.
As a rule, students are to adhere to the course reading list given the semester the course is taken. However, one may, in special cases, get permission to replace the reading list with that of an earlier semester. This requires an application at the beginning of the semester. Contact the Department of Foreign Languages.
The teaching is evaluated according to the quality assurance system of the University of Bergen.
Programme CommitteeThe program committee is responsible for the academic content and the structure of the program, as well as for the quality of the study program and related courses.
Department of Foreign Languages
Type of assessment: Written examination
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam