Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
SPANISH FOR ENGINEERS: SPANISH AND LATIN-AMERICAN CULTURE AND SOCIETYGEMA75
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: A3, B4, BI3, C4, D4, E4, F3, I4, K4, KID1, L4, M4, MD4, MID1, N2, Pi4, RH4, V4, W3. Course coordinator: Jonas Granfeldt, jonas.granfeldt@rom.lu.se, Spanish. Assessment: Oral and written examens. Parts: 2. Further information: The course is designed for students at the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University. There are a limited number of places which means that particular criteria apply for admission and selection. Teaching language: Spanish. Home page: http://www.sol.lu.se/spanska.

Aim
The course has as its objective to further strengthen the students’ oral and written proficiency in Spanish. Furthemore the give an overview of Spanish and Latin American society, culture and literature. The focus of the course is the modern society in the 20th century.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
The course is divided into two modules

Module 1

The first module includes area studies focusing on the geography and modern history of Spain and Latin America. The teaching consists of lectures accompanied by discussions in Spanish. The study of texts together with the teaching aims, on the one hand, to increase the knowledge of culture and society and, on the other hand, to further improve the oral proficiency in Spanish

Module 2

The second module includes text analysis with a particular focus on one specific work of literature and some complementary literary texts. The texts are studied with a focus on vocabulary and grammar. The teaching consists of lectures accompanied by discussions in Spanish. The aim of the study is, on the one hand, to convey a literary content and, on the other hand, to further improve the written proficiency in Spanish.

Literature
Masoliver, J & Miguel, Maria del Mar (1998) España. Geografia y cultura. Lund: Studentlitteratur (2 ed).
Mendoza, Eduardo. Sin noticias de Gurb. Optional edition.

Parts

Code: 0110. Name: Spanish and Latin American Culture and Society.
Higher education credits: 3,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.

Code: 0210. Name: Texts from Spain and Latin America.
Higher education credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.