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The first-year course is designed primarily to establish and consolidate competence in understanding and using
the Spanish language. The program also comprises a course on Introduction to Modern Spain and one on
Introduction to Spanish and Spanish-American Literature.

SP1021 Non-beginners (MT & HT) are expected to attend four language classes each week, including one in Spoken Spanish.
(Ms Virginia Segura and Ms Nuria Cos de Lara)

SP1022 Beginners (MT & HT) are expectedto attend five language classes each week, including one in Spoken Spanish. Beginners
will need (inside and outside cocommitment to language study and preparation; by the time of the examinations in May it is
expected that they will have reached the same level as non-beginners.
(Ms Patricia Gonzalez and Ms Nuria Cos de Lara)

Prescribed texts
  • Juan Kattán-Ibarra & Christopher J. Pountain. Modern Spanish Grammar: A Practical Guide
    (Routledge, 2003)
  • Spanish Grammar Booklet
  • A copy of a good bilingual dictionary

SP1015 Introduction to Modern Spain (Dr Bayó Belenguer)

All Junior Freshmen (TSM - Two Subject Moderatorship & ES - European Studies) are expected to attend
lecture each week on the course Introduction to Modern Spain.

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

SP1005 Introduction to Spanish & Spanish American Literature (Dr Brewer, Dr Kelly, Dr Bayó Belenguer)

Junior Freshmen (TSM - Two Subject Moderatorship) also attend one seminar each week on the course
Spanish& Spanish American Literature.

Prescribed texts
  • Selection of poems (Departmental booklet)
  • Jean Franco (ed.), Spanish Short Stories (Penguin)
  • F. García Lorca, La casa de Bernarda Alba (ed. Ramsden, Manchester U.P.)
  • G. García Márquez, Crónica de una muerte anunciada

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Junior Freshman Course Information