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LANG8014 - Spanish Business and Arts

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Title:Spanish Business and Arts
Long Title:Spanish Business and Arts
Module Code:LANG8014
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Pio Fenton
Module Author: ANA CRUZGARCIA
Module Description: This module focuses on the consolidation of a B2-B2+ level of the language, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It includes translation and grammar exercise on topics of international business, as well as focussing on the development of knowledge and appreciation of Twentieth and Twenty First Century Arts in Latin America.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Translate a range of texts in the areas of business, journalism, current affairs and literature from Spanish into English and English into Spanish.
LO2 Critically analyse and evaluate a variety of cultural and media materials from the Twentieth and the Twenty First Century (film and media studies, visual art and short stories).
LO3 Research and examine specific aspects of contemporary business culture in Latin America in an effective and appropriate manner in an academic essay or project format.
LO4 Consolidate knowledge of advanced grammatical structures necessary to consistently produce a B2 - B2+ level of language structures.
LO5 Communicate orally to a high level of competency (B2 - B2+ levels), in topics of international business/trade and/or culture and the arts.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. Translation/Written Skills:
Applied advanced practice (building on Semester 1 skillset) in the translation of varied texts (journalistic, current affairs, business and literary) from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.
3. Cultural Studies:
Critically analyse and discuss key aspects of culture and media (film studies, short stories and visual art) in Latin America in the Twentieth and Twenty First Century. Evaluation of these in their socio-historical/geo-political contexts. Identification and application of suitable research methodologies to communicate the above in academic essay format.
4. Business Studies:
Examine and critically evaluate topics of contemporary business culture in Latin America.
5. Grammar:
Substantial reinforcement and practical application of complex grammatical elements relevant to a B2/B2+ level of the target language (direct and indirect report speech).
6. Oral/Presentation Skills:
Enable students to develop communication skills of a sufficient standard to: deliver effective oral presentations in a professional manner; participate in group/class discussions as required; converse individually or in a paired context to enhance fluency.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Cultural analysis project 2,3 30.0 Week 7
Other Written in-class exam 1,3,4,5 40.0 Week 12
Presentation Business presentation 1,4,5 30.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Grammar; translation; oral practice/presentation skills; literature; culture 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Conversation classes, online review work 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Grammar; translation; oral practice/presentation skills; culture and media 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Conversation classes, online review work 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Oxford University Press 2009, Concise Oxford Spanish-English Dictionary [ISBN: 12365987422]
  • Jaime Corpas, Eva García, Agustín Garmendia, Carmen Soriano 2014, Aula Internacional 4, 1st Ed. [ISBN: 8415620853]
  • Louise Haywood, Michael Thompson and Sandor Hervey 2009, Thinking Spanish Translation: A Course in Translation Method: Spanish to English [ISBN: 9780415481304]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Catherine Leen and Niamh Thornton 2017, International Perspectives on Chicana/o Studies: "This World is My Place", Routledge [ISBN: 1138097845]
  • Nuala Finnegan 2007, Ambivalence, Modernity and Power in Mexico, 1st Ed. [ISBN: 9783039105076]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 8 Group Elective 1

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