Course: Contemporary Spain and Spanish Identity

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Course title Contemporary Spain and Spanish Identity
Course code KRS/SSPI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Spanish
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Esparza Daniel, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Spain today: society, política, crisis, cultura. 2. Theory of National Identity formation and transformation. 3. Geography and the structure of the population 4. Art and Gastronomy. 5. Mass-media in Spain (Press, TV and internet) 6. Secrets and small paradises of Spain. 7. Traditions in Spain.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work Activities
  • Attendace - 25 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 25 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 25 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 25 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal of this course is to obtain cultural, historical a geographical overview of the Spanish society. It will make students acquainted with the way of life, traditions, art, myths, social problems and conflicts, and many secrets hidden and rooted into the Spanish culture that the student must discover during the lessons.
Knowledge of subject matter specified in the goals of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Seminar Work, Final Report

1. The condition of successful passing is an active participation and following fulfilment of teacher's conditions. 2. Presentation 3. To prepare exercises during the lessons 4. Final report
Recommended literature
  • Aguirre Beltrán, B. (1994). El espanol por profesiones. Servicios turísticos. Madrid: SGEL.
  • Carrasco Montero, J., a Solé Bernardino, L. (1997). Reálie španělsky mluvících zemí. Plzeň.
  • Esparza, D. y Krc, E. (2011). Literatura e identidad nacional: Un estudio del Otro en la novela Trafalgar de Galdós. Olomouc.
  • Uriz, F. J. - Harling, B. (2000). En el mundo hispánico. Londres: Chancerel.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Spanish Philology (2015) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Spanish Philology (2015) Philological sciences - Summer