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Unit information: Catalan Language (follow-on) in 2021/22

Unit name Catalan Language (follow-on)
Unit code MODL30011
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. James Hawkey
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

Relevant core language unit at level I/5

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Modern Languages
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description

To revise and deepen knowledge of Czech/Catalan language acquired in 2nd year, to practise and develop students’ oral, aural, reading writing and translation skills; to give students further linguistic skills and cultural background.

Aims:

  • To introduce students to a significant body of knowledge of a complexity appropriate to final year level. The content matter will normally include one or more of the following: literature; social, cultural or political history; linguistics; cultural studies; film, television or other media.
  • To facilitate students’ engagement with a body of literature, including secondary literature, texts, including in non-print media, primary sources and ideas as a basis for their own analysis and development. Normally many or most of these sources will be in a language other than English and will enhance the development of their linguistic skills.
  • To develop further skills of synthesis, analysis and independent research, building on the skills acquired in units at level I.
  • To equip students with the skills to undertake postgraduate study in a relevant field.

Intended learning outcomes

Successful students will:

  1. be knowledgeable about a significant cultural, historical or linguistic subject related to the language they are studying;

  2. will have advanced skills in the selection and synthesis of relevant material;

  3. be able to evaluate and analyse relevant material from a significant body of source materials, usually in a foreign language, at an advanced level;

  4. be able to respond to questions or problems by presenting their independent judgements in an appropriate style and at an advanced level of complexity;

  5. be able to transfer these skills to other working environments, including postgraduate study.

Teaching details

Learners will be involved in a variety of synchronous activities, mostly interactive with maximum use of the target language, but with attention devoted also to explaining the fundamentals of Catalan language structures. These activities will be supported and amplified by asynchronous e-learning opportunities and self-directed exercises.

Assessment Details

1 x Oral Assessment (summative, 25%), testing all ILOs. 1 x Timed Online Exam (summative, 75%), testing all ILOs.

Resources

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