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Unit information: Catalan Language (follow-on) in 2017/18

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. Sally-Ann Kitts
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:

  • be knowledgable about a significant cultural, historical or linguistic subject related to the language they are studying;
  • will have advanced skills in the selection and synthesis of relevant material;
  • be able to evaluate and analyse relevant material from a significant body of source materials, usually in a foreign language, at an advanced level;
  • be able to respond to questions or problems by presenting their independent judgements in an appropriate style and at an advanced level of complexity;
  • be able to transfer these skills to other working environments, including postgraduate study.

Teaching details

3 contact hours dedicated to the development of key skills. Mostly seminar based with some lectures for the delivery of grammar lessons. Ongoing e-learning tasks via Blackboard.

Assessment Details

100% examination  to test the 4 key skills  Translation; Composition; Guided Writing; Oral/Aural

2 hour translation exam (25%)
2 hour guided writing exam (25%)
3 hour composition exam (25%)
Oral/aural exam (25%)  1 oral exam (70% of component) and 1 aural exam (30% of component).

Reading and References

Selection of dedicated material prepared in-house (SML).

Grammar texts and dictionaries as appropriate to language area.

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