Level of Study
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.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
The student should:
- have detailed academic and practical knowledge of sentence analysis, Spanish grammar and phonetics.
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.
- 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
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.
The exam is marked in the grade scale A-F, where F is a fail.
Autumn. There will also be given an assessment early in the spring semester for students with valid compulsory assignments.
The reading list is selected parts of a reference text on grammar.
The teaching is evaluated in accordance with the quality control system of the University of Bergen.
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.
The Department of Foreign Languages