América Latina: una perspectiva cultural 1
Level 2 (CQFW Level 5), 10 Credits.
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This course aims to
- Deepen your knowledge of Latin American language, music, history, folklore and current issues.
- Improve your language skills by discussing cultural issues through the medium of Spanish
The topics will cover various aspects of Latin American culture, history and traditions, music, literature, history, folklore & traditions of the whole region.
Indicative Reading and Resource List:
- Castro-Klarén, Sara, A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture (Blackwell, 2013)
- Galeano, Eduardo, Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina (Siglo XXI, 2009)
- Galeano, Eduardo, The Open Veins of Latin America (Monthly Review Press, 1997)
- Guevara, Eduardo, Diarios de Motocicleta (Planeta, 2005)
- Holoway, Thomas H., A Companion to Latin American History (Blackwell, 2008)
- Williamson, Edwin, The Penguin History of Latin America (Penguin, 2003)
Who is this course for?
This course is for students who have a good knowledge of the language (B1-B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages- Stage F or similar) and who wish to improve their active and passive skills of the language by learning, discussing and enhancing their education of Latin American culture through the medium of Spanish.
Learning and Teaching
The course will be entirely taught in Spanish and with materials in Spanish. Students will actively engage in discussions based on authentic written sources
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
You will not have formal examinations but you may have class tests. You may be asked to write assignments, keep a course journal or put together a portfolio. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
Materials will be given in class or be available in Learning Central. The students will read texts provided by the lecturer and dealing with the topics in the class.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.