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

Undergraduate Course: The Quest for Identity in Medieval Spain (Ordinary) (ELCH09001)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA study of seminal texts from the Spanish Middle Ages
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Ordinary students and visiting students only.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesIn 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the Spanish Middle Ages in the wider context of the European Middle Ages
  2. Reflect critically and make judgements in light of evidence and argument
  3. Extract and synthesise key information from written and spoken sources
Reading List
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)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Students may enrol on the course ONLY with the explicit permission of the Spanish 3 Course Organiser.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Huw Lewis
Tel: (0131 6)50 3676
Email: Huw.Lewis@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635
Email: f.jack@ed.ac.uk
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