American Studies and Latin American Studies (Beginners` Spanish) BA (Hons)
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American Studies and Latin American Studies (Beginners` Spanish) BA (Hons)

University of Nottingham

Course overview

This course provides you with the opportunity to combine the learning of Spanish language with the study of the history, culture, politics, literature and film of the United States, Spanish America and, where appropriate, British and Iberian histories and cultures.

Year one

You will be introduced to the basic themes and events of American history, and the key authors and texts of American literature. In Spanish, you will begin a structured course in the language to take you from beginners' to degree level and also will be introduced to aspects of Spanish American history, culture and art.

Year two

You will broaden your study by undertaking a survey of American thought and culture, complementing the first-year surveys of history and literature, and by selecting specialised modules to enable you to study certain periods, events, authors or texts in more depth. You will develop your knowledge of Spanish to prepare you for the year abroad and deepen and widen your knowledge of more aspects of Spanish American history, culture, cinema and literature.

Year three

Usually spent in Spanish America either studying in a higher education institution, working as an assistant in a school or on a work placement.

Year four

You will continue and extend the process of specialisation, writing a dissertation on a subject of your choice, and selecting from a wide variety of advanced level modules in both subject areas, whilst continuing to develop your Spanish language.

By the end of the course

You will have developed your Spanish language skills to degree level and have a wide-ranging and specialist knowledge of North American, Canadian and Spanish American literature, history, politics, thought and culture. Your international experience will show employers that you are independent, resourceful and adaptable.
BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
4 years Duration

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