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Undergraduate Course: The Novel of the Spanish Transition (Ordinary) (ELCH09010)

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
SummaryThis course aims to provide students with a broad knowledge of the political implications of the After Franco-Spain through the most important novels of the period.
Course description These works will be studied from the point of view of the new society being built and all its popular culture implications integrated in the Spanish new narrative. These texts reflect the change in the Spanish people mentality and a rethinking and recovering of a past transformed by the old regime.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
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
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formative Presentation 0%
1,250-word Essay 40%
1,250-word Time Limited Take-Home Essay 60%
Feedback Feedback on Essay and on non summative presentation as well as exam by both internal examiners
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the political implications of post-Franco Spain through the most important novels of the period.
  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
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Los mares del Sur.
Carmen Martín Gaite, El cuarto de atrás.
Lourdes Ortiz, Urraca.
Eduardo Mendoza, La ciudad de los prodigios.
Julio Llamazares, Luna de lobos.
Rosa Montero, Te trataré como una reina.
Josefina Aldecoa, Historia de una maestra.
Antonio Muñoz Molina, El invierno en Lisboa.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Jose Saval
Tel: (0131 6)50 3677
Course secretaryMiss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030
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