You will be studying at a top'ranking languages department with an outstanding research record. We offer excellent quality equipment and dedicated language learning facilities. You will study with academics who bring the latest and most exciting ideas to their teaching. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), the Spanish department achieved the highest score in the country for its 'world'leading' research publications. You can choose from a wide range of exciting courses in each language covering literature, film and cultural studies, history and society, and philosophy and the history of ideas. You will spend a year abroad; joint honours students usually spend some time in each country; and can choose to study at university, be a teaching assistant or go on a work placement.
Italian Year 1: intensive Italian for beginners or advanced Italian; the heritage of Dante and the renaissance; building the Italian nation: heroes and anti'heroes from Pinocchio to the leopard; fascist Italy. Year 2: advanced Italian 2 or advanced Italian 2 for post beginners. Optional courses: Dante's comedy (themes and ideas); post'war Italian cinema; renaissance transgressions (Aretino, Cellini, Bruno); Italian crime fiction; Boccaccio'Decameron. Year 3: placement year. Year 4: advanced oral and communication skills; advanced Italian 3 (translation from and into Italian); essay in Italian; Dante (the divine comedy, Paradiso); of women, knights, weapons and loves: the Italian chivalric tradition; shooting history (dictatorship, terror and crime in Italian film); Italian fashion and design; link essays; approved topic; from aestheticism to the avant'garde. Spanish Year 1: intensive Spanish or Spanish 1 or Spanish 2. optional modules: introduction to translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English; text and image in the Hispanic world; culture and identity in Latin America; re'mapping the Amexicano border in visual culture; authors and readers in 20th century Spanish American fiction; comparative Hispanic culture. Year 2: intensive Spanish 2 or Spanish 2; principles and practice of translation (Spanish to English); principles and practice of Spanish translation. optional modules: constructing identity in contemporary Spanish film; myths of the feminine in the Spanish novel; 20th century Mexican visual arts and film; religion and society in the 16th' and 17th century Hispanic world; love in the contemporary Spanish American novel; the Romancero (the Spanish ballad tradition from the Reconquista to Lorca). Year 3: placement year. Year 4: Spanish 3. optional modules: advanced literary translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish; research project; short fiction by Spanish woman writers; contemporary Mexican cinema; Spanish American literature (an overview); dissertation; Don Quixote (the text and its contexts); literature and conflict in 20th 'century Latin America; the gothic mode in Spanish and English fiction.
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Full Time With Time Abroad
Full Time With Time Abroad
- GCE A-level BBB-ABB
- European Baccalaureate 75%
- International Baccalaureate 34
- SQA Advanced Higher
- Course specific
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
- SQA Higher
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- The course is well organised and is running smoothly 89%
- I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 90%
- The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 82%
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Total Coursework: 36%
Total Practical: 36%