Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
SPLA207 is an advanced course in Spanish grammar with a focus on Spanish in Latin America.
- has solid knowledge of a specific topic related to Latin American language varieties of Spanish grammar
- can use grammatical terminology and academic reflection in the analysis of practical and theoretical issues in Latin American language and grammar
- has further developed their language competence, especially with regard to discussing linguistic and grammatical topics
- 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
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Teaching and learning methods
The classes are a combination of lecture and seminar, and are held for two hours a week for eight weeks. Additionally, there are normally small group classes two hours a week for eight weeks. Instruction is shared with SPLA257.
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
In the spring semester 2021, the requirement to attend at least 70% of the classes in order to be allowed to take the final course assessment will not apply due to the corona situation.
Forms of Assessment
In the course, the following forms of assessment will be used:
The course assessment is two-part, and consists of a graded written assignment (without supervision/guidance by the instructor) which counts as 40% of the final grade, and a final written exam which counts as 60% of the final grade.
The deadline for turning in the written assignment will be set early in the semester. The students can choose from a selection of topics set by the course instructor, and the assignment should be 1250 words.
The course also has a final four-hour written exam in Spanish. In the fall semester 2021, the final four-hour written school exam in Spanish has been changed to a 6-hour written examination from home + 1 hour technical time, as a measure to prevent transmission of the corona virus.
Failing one of the parts of the exam means a failing grade in SPLA207. Both parts of the exam must be passed in the same semester.
Examination Support Material
In the fall semester 2021, all aids are permitted during the written examination from home.
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Spring. There will also be given an assessment early in the fall semester for students with valid compulsory course work.
The required course reading is primarily a grammar reference book.
The teaching will be 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.
Course AdministratorThe Department of Foreign Languages at the Humanities Faculty is responsible for the administration of this course and study program.
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Term paper and written examination at home
- Withdrawal deadline
Exam part: Paper
- Submission deadline
- 24.09.2021, 13:00
- Examination system
- Digital exam
Exam part: Written examination at home
- 30.09.2021, 09:00
- 5 hours
- Examination system
- Digital exam