In this minor you specialise in Spanish language and cultures.
In this minor, the student specialises in the Spanish language and various cultures of Spanish-speaking areas (Latin-America and Spain). The minor consists of the parts of Language skills, Culture and History and Cross Cultural Management.
Language skills (Lengua práctica; reading - listening - writing - speaking) are the main items of the course, circa 80% of the study load. The aim is quickly attaining a high level, from zero level, via a highly intensive language course (level A1/ A2 after period 1, and level A2/B1 after period 2). There are several classes a week, which involve practical/skill training.
The part of Culture and History (Cultura e Historia) aims to get a good picture of Spanish and Latin-American cultures and especially of the variety of cultures that can be found in Spanish-speaking areas. Moreover, this programme part aims to get an overview of the main events in the history of Spain and several Latin-American countries.
As far as Cross Cultural Management concerns: the student can identify the cultural similarities and differences between the various areas (within and between Spain and Latin-American countries).
There are weekly lectures (at least 12), which involve talking about and discussing texts. Another part of this programme part involves individual contribution and projects.
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