The BA combines the study of the Spanish language with aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture from the medieval period to the present day. You’ll gain skills in reading, writing and speaking Spanish. Optional units include art, film, and political and historical writing. Emphasis is also placed on ways of reading texts, in order to develop your analytical and critical skills.
The BA consists of 11 units
Spanish language 1*
AND three further introductory units from the list below
Spanish language 2
AND three units taken from the list of further introductory units
Spanish language 3
AND two further units from the list of specialised options below not previously offered at Level 2
Introduction to medieval literature
Tradition and innovation in Golden Age prose and drama
Introduction to 19th- and 20th-century narrative
The essay in Latin America
Medieval love poetry
Medieval love poetry
The struggle of modernity in 20th-century Spanish culture
Literature and the nation in Latin America
Spanish language 4
Women in the prose and drama of the Golden Age
Spanish women writers and the canon
Modernity and the Avant-Garde in Latin America
Culture and society in modern Spain
Exhibiting the nation in Latin America
BA Spanish and Latin American Studies
Students who demonstrate a native or near-native speaker competence in Spanish at the entrance test (see page 41) will be required to replace ‘Spanish language 1’ with either a further introductory unit or a specialised option.
From October 2007, a Language Marking Service will be available exclusively for students studying for the BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies with the University of London
External System. Full details of the service, together with practice exercises for each of the four language components offered on the degree, will be circulated.
Objectives of the programme
The programme combines study of the Spanish language with aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture from the medieval period to the present day.
Particular attention is paid to the ways in which different cultural forms relate to their historical context.
Some of the units include art, film, and political and historical
writing, alongside literary texts.
Emphasis is also placed on ways of reading texts, in order to
develop students’ analytical and critical skills.