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

Undergraduate Course: Culture and Society in the Catalan World (ELCH08014)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will provide an interdisciplinary survey of the culture and society of the Catalan speaking world.
Course description This course will provide an interdisciplinary survey of the culture and society of the Catalan speaking world. Catalan Culture will be explored through the study of three literary texts in their historical context, as well as through reference to other forms of articulation, such as Politics, architecture, music and art.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs The purchase of literary texts - total cost approximately 35.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesFor visiting students, the course is available only with the explicit permission of the Course Organiser for Catalan
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  24
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 45 %, Coursework 55 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One Formative essay of 1000 words at the end of S1.
One summative essay of 1500 words at the end of S2.
One 10 minute small group presentation.
Evaluation of preparation, participation and engagement in class.

2,000-word take-home examination in Semester 2 exam diet, consisting of a close-reading commentary and a short essay.

Feedback Oral and written feedback on all assessed exercise as well as formative one
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop analytical, communication and presentation skills through group discussions and individual presentations on aspects of literature and history
  2. Engage in historical debate and how to adopt a critical approach to literature assessing the relationship between history and aspects of cultural expression
  3. Be familiar with the background to the cultural and artistic expression of Catalonia whilst also knowing something of the other nations whose language is Catalan (Andorra, South of France, Sardinia).
  4. Able to consider the present in relation to the past and understand the wider role of literature and memory in the shaping of a nation's development as well as its political institutions.
  5. Demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, organisational and problem-solving skills and the ability to work flexibly with others as part of a team
Reading List
See uploaded document (Bibliography)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills By the end of the course, students will have further developed their skills in the areas of research and enquiry, personal and intellectual autonomy, communication, and personal effectiveness. For further specification of these skills see the university's graduate and employability skills framework at
KeywordsDELC C&S Catalan
Course organiserDr Sergi Mainer
Tel: (0131 6)50 8966
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635
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