Undergraduate Course: The Quest for Identity in Medieval Spain (Ordinary) (ELCH09001)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||A study of seminal texts from the Spanish Middle Ages
Through a study of the literature of medieval Spain, coupled with an introduction to medieval Spanish culture (its history, art and architecture), this course will chart the emergence of national, cultural and individual identity in the Iberian Peninsula. By focusing on key themes such as love and death, war and religion, it will show how social conformity is constantly challenged and undermined by the subversive instincts of the Middle Ages.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Ordinary students and visiting students only.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||In order to be eligible to take 4th Year Options, Visiting Students should have the equivalent of at least two years of study at University level of the appropriate language(s) and culture(s).
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the Spanish Middle Ages in the wider context of the European Middle Ages
- Reflect critically and make judgements in light of evidence and argument
- Extract and synthesise key information from written and spoken sources
|Berceo, Milagros de Nuestra Señora (Cátedra)|
Don Juan Manuel, El conde Lucanor (Cátedra)
Juan Ruiz, Libro de buen amor (Cátedra or Castalia)
Jorge Manrique, Poesía (Cátedra)
Anon., Danza general de la muerte available at: http://mason.gmu.edu/~rberroa/Danzadelamuerte.htm
Juan del Encina, Teatro completo (Cátedra)
Fernando de Rojas, La Celestina (Cátedra or Castalia)
Anon, Sendebar (Cátedra)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students may enrol on the course ONLY with the explicit permission of the Spanish 3 Course Organiser.
|Course organiser||Dr Huw Lewis
Tel: (0131 6)50 3676
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635