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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - Hispanic Studies

Undergraduate Course: Reading Latin American Poetry (ELCH10053)

Course Outline
School School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures College College of Humanities and Social Science
Course type Standard Availability Available to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area European Languages and Cultures - Hispanic Studies Other subject area None
Course website http://www.selc.ed.ac.uk/hispanic/undergd.html Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description This course aims to give the student knowledge of a representative sample of poetry from Latin America. Its primary focus will be on developing the student's analytical and interpretive skills through close reading, but ample reference will also be made to the socio-cultural context and to wider literary movements to broaden the students' knowledge of the field of Latin American literature. The students will learn to express themselves in a coherent manner in both verbal and written form, and will gain an appreciation of the value of poetry and of the problems peculiar to reading, interpreting and indeed defining poetry as opposed to other literary genres.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Entry to Spanish Hons required, unless taken as part of Spanish 3
Additional Costs Primary course texts, approx. 60
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites None
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralTutorial1-11 16:10 - 18:00
First Class Week 2, Thursday, 16:10 - 18:00, Zone: Central. Appleton Tower G.05
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes Stationery Requirements Comments
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:0020 sides
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The course objectives are to develop students' skills in responding in an informed and critical manner to a wide range of poetic texts, and to express their responses orally through class presentations and discussion, and through written essays.
Assessment Information
Formative assessment - one presentation and one essay. Formal summative assessment 100% - one exam (3 hours) consisting of three questions of the type essay and commentary on poems.
Special Arrangements
For visiting students wishing to enrol the course will only be available with the explicit permission of the Spanish 3 Course Organiser.
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywords - Latin America- Spanish America- Poetry- Literature
Contacts
Course organiser Dr Fiona Mackintosh
Tel: (0131 6)50 8303
Email: f.j.mackintosh@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Mrs Fiona Scanlon
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
Email: Fiona.Scanlon@ed.ac.uk
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