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Department of Hispanic Studies
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European Studies & Spanish


The first-year course is designed primarily to establish and consolidate your competence in understanding and using the Spanish language.


Spanish Language

Students are expected to attend five language classes each week, including one in Spoken Spanish and one in Listening Comprehension.


  • Herbert Ramsden, An Essential in Modern Spanish (London: Harrap)
  • a copy of a good bilingual dictionary

Introduction to Modern Spain

All Junior Freshmen are expected to attend one lecture each week on the course Introduction to Modern Spain.


  • Martin Blinkhorn, Democracy and Civil War in Spain, 1931-1939 (Routledge)
  • John Hooper, The New Spaniards (Penguin)


Spanish Language

All students attend three classes a week in Spanish Language throughout the year.

  • Spanish Language
  • Syntax & Vocabulary of Spanish
  • Spoken Spanish

España Contemporánea I and II prepare students for their Year Abroad (topics covered range from culture to politics and society)

Michaelmas term (weeks 1-9)

  • España Contemporánea I
    (2 hours per week)

Hilary term (weeks 1-9)

  • España Contemporánea II
    (2 hours per week)


Spanish Language (Minor)

All students attend two classes a week in Spanish Language throughout the year.

Spanish Language (Major)

In the final year students are expected to attend two classes a week in Written Spanish and one in Spoken Spanish.


All courses are offered subject to availability of lecturer.

Email : Hispanic Studies
Tel: (01) 6081257
Fax: (01) 6710649
Department of Hispanic Studies, Trinity College Dublin 2
Last updated: 20-Oct-2003 by Hispanic Studies Webmaster