Culturas Españolas

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Duration 20 weekly meetings
Tutor Susanna Echaves
Course code SPA17A4824A
Fee £322.00
Concessionary fee £258.00 (find out about eligibility and funding options)

The aim of the course is to increase language competence while gaining a deeper  understanding of the hispanic society.

Students will get ample opportunity to discuss various contemporary issues of the Spanish speaking world through the medium of Spanish. The following topics will be covered:

  • Is there a global Hispanic culture?
  • Spain in the last century
  • Hispanic America: history
  • Spain and its diversity
  • The diversity of Hispanic America
  • Hispanic art and literature
  • Hispanic culture in North America
  • Other Spanish speaking countries

This course is for advanced students of Spanish.

Learning and teaching

This course will be taught in Spanish and students will consolidate both their active and passive  linguistic skills. Materials will be provided.

Coursework and assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

You will not have formal examinations but you may have class tests. You may be asked to write assignments, keep a course journal or put together a portfolio.

Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student. The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.


21-23 Senghennydd Road
CF24 4AG