In the Department of SPLASyou can study Spanish and the languages and culture of Spain, Portugal and Latin America through literature, art, theatre, film, music, history and media.
You do not need to have studied Spanish before coming to us. About half of our students are beginners when they start their studies.
If you are studying Spanish as part of theBA (International) or BA (World Languages)you can spend Year 3 in Spain or Mexico.
Key aspects of the course:
- Spanish language at all levels
- Spanish as a global language
- contemporary Spanish narrative
- aspects of contemporary Iberian and Latin American culture and society
- pedagogy and teaching of Spanish
- the work of Cervantes and Golden Age writers
- Latino writers in the US from Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba
- Spanish and Latin American theatre and film, among others
You can also study Portuguese, Catalan, Basque or Galician (Gallego).
Year 1 Modules:
HS1101 First Year Spanish Language for Beginners (15 credits);
HS1102 First Year Spanish Language for Non-Beginners (10 credits);
HS1030 Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Studies (5 credits) (for Non-Beginners Only);
As well as your language learning,you will work in small groups to prepare a written project on an aspect of Spanish or Latin American culture, including history, politics, language, literature, music, art, film or theatre.
Year 2 Modules:
Second Year Spanish Language Course (Ex-Beginners); Second Year Spanish Language Course (Ex-Non Beginners)
Culture and Society in the Spanish Golden Age: An Introduction; Dissertation; Business, Culture and Society in Spain and Portugal; Contemporary Writing from Spain; Contemporary Hispanic Theatre; Iberian Identities; Understanding Latin America; Basque Language and Culture; Catalan Language and Culture; Galician Language and Culture; Linguistic Aspects of Spanish; Art and Visual Culture of the Spanish Golden Age; US Hispanic Fiction; Latino Writers in Focus; Cinema and Identity in Spain and Latin America
Year 3*4 Modules
Culture and Society in the Hispanic World; History and Society in Spanish Literature; Aspects of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language; Linguistic Aspects of Spanish as a Global Language; Stages of Exile in Hispanic Theatre; International Work Placement; Year Abroad Language Programme;Catalan Language and Culture; Galician Language and Culture; Truth and Fiction in Cervantes's 'Novelas Ejemplares'; Golden Age Drama; Gender, Violence and Power on the US-Mexico Border; Latin American Human Rights in a Historical and Cultural Context; Minor Disserataion
* BA International students spend third year studying in an approved foreign university in a country of the student's major language or subject. They will return to complete their final year in UCC in year 4.
See the College Calendar for additional information on Programmes and the Book of Modules for further information on modules.
Course Code: CK101, CK108
Course Title: Arts
Subject Title: Spanish
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration: 3 years
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BA (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.
2017 Entry Requirements: Students wishing to take Beginners' Spanish must have obtained a Grade H4 in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in another modern continental language or Irish, Latin or Greek. Students wishing to take Non-Beginners' Spanish must have obtained a minimum Grade H4 in Spanish in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). For Arts Entry requirements, refer to CK101, CK108 and CK110.
Entry Points: CK101: 350 in 2015. CK108: 475 in 2015
Expected lecture hours:Contact hours will vary depending on levels and course combinations. However, you will always have about three hours per week of language classes if you come to us as a non-beginner and four hours per week if you are a beginner in Spanish. Most of the options are taught in one semester and involve two hours per week of contact.
Expected reading/lab/practical hours:Additional hours will be required for reading, class preparation, laboratory practice and group work.
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have written examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including written and oral examinations, essays, group projects, presentations, learning journals and others.
Refer to CK101, CK108 and CK110. Students choose Arts subjects when registering for first year.
Further Contact Information
Ms. Sinead Watkins
Senior Executive Assistant
T: +353 (0)21 490 3267