20 Credits ACADEMIC YEAR



Aims/Description: Students will examine specific moments or periods in Spanish cultural history from the late nineteenth century to the present day in which a questioning of the status quo is foregrounded. They will examine a range of key texts, primary and secondary sources, and explore the issues raised. In so doing, they will acquire sophisticated techniques in interpreting the discourse of cultural expression on such subjects as the nature of social and gender roles, and Spanish identity. Students will examine specific moments or periods in Spanish cultural history in which a questioning of the status quo is foregrounded. They will examine a range of key texts, primary and secondary sources and explore the issues raised. In so doing they will acquire sophisticated techniques in interpreting the discourse of cultural expression on such subjects as the nature of social and gender roles.Aims- To examine specific moments or periods in Spanish cultural history in which a questioning of the status quo is foregrounded. The ambiguity of the title implies analysis of those who question the prevailing situation and the nature of that interrogation.- To develop skill in cultural analysis focussed on the examination of key texts which exhibit a questioning of social attitudes as expressed in historical writings and cultural products.- To acquire sophisticated techniques in interpreting the discourse of cultural expression on such subjects as the nature of social and gender roles, and Spanish identity using appropriate primary and secondary sources.- To develop the ability to present oral and written accounts of relevant issues, setting out arguments coherently, demonstrating powers of intellectual analysis, using the English language with clarity and citing source materials appropriately.

Restrictions on availability: Students will normally have studied Spanish language at Level 2 and are studying Spanish language at Level 3.

Staff Contact: DAVIES RHIAN
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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