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Spanish II

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ECTS Credits

10

Level of Study

Bachelor

Teaching semester

Autumn

Place of Instruction

Online. This course also exists as a campus course (SPLA117)

Objectives and Content

The course consists of a detailed introduction to Spanish syntax and phonetics, as well as a specialization in Spanish grammar, focusing on Latin American variations of the language. The course builds on SPLA107.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student should:

  • have detailed academic and practical knowledge of sentence analysis, Spanish grammar and phonetics.

Skills

The student should:

  • demonstrate a clear understanding of different variants of the Spanish language
  • be able to develop this academic knowledge further in order to identify these different variants.

General competence

The student:

  • is able to analyse academic texts and draw their own conclusions
  • is able to further extend his or her knowledge, skills, and understanding through continued studies or employment.

Required Previous Knowledge

No formal requirement, but all teaching is in Spanish, and demands a solid command of the language.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Introductory Spanish course or equivalent. It is advantageous to have completed the courses SPLA107 and EXFACOOSK, Linguistics.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

SPLA105 (10 ECTS Credits), SPLA117 (10 ECTS Credits) or SLAN640 (10 ECTS Credits)

Access to the Course

The course is open to students with admission to UiB Videre.

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching is offered over a period of 8 to 10 weeks, with one or two seminars a week, depending on available ressources. The teaching focuses on central aspects of the required reading list, divided between phonetics and grammar, and in solving exercises. Student active learning methods are employed, and the students are thus expected to prepare for classes as well as engaging actively in class and in after-class-work. 

In the case that less than five students register for a course, the organized teaching may be adapted to fit the number of students. If this occurs, students will be informed at the start of the semester, and before the registration deadline 1. February/1. September.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

There is one obligatory assignment on selected topics from the reading list. This assignment must be completed by the given deadline. The assignment is assessed as a pass/fail.

In accordance with the University of Bergen's Regulations for Degrees and Studies, the students have the right to a second try for each assignment, if one or more of the first hand-ins were not passed. The assignment must be approved before the student can be assessed in the course.

The compulsory assignment is valid for one semester after the teaching semester.

Forms of Assessment

The form of assesment is a 6-hour written examination at home. The written examination must be completed in Spanish. The exam is digital.

Examination Support Material

All aids are permitted during written examination at home. 

Grading Scale

The exam is marked in the grade scale A-F, where F is a fail.

Assessment Semester

Autumn. There will also be given an assessment early in the spring semester for students with valid compulsory assignments.

Reading List

The reading list is selected parts of a reference text on grammar.

Course Evaluation

The teaching is evaluated in accordance with the quality control system of the University of Bergen.

Programme Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for the academic content and structure of the subject, as well as for the quality of the study program and all of its courses.

Course Administrator

The Department of Foreign Languages

Contact

Student Advisor: studierettleiar.if@uib.no

Exam Coordinator: eksamen.if@uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written examination at home

    Assignment handed out
    29.11.2021, 09:00
    Submission deadline
    29.11.2021, 15:00
    Withdrawal deadline
    15.11.2021
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam