BACHELOR Language, Literature and Foreign Cultures SPECIALTY Spanish

This Bachelor’s degree aims to give students a grounding in the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. It has four main focuses: language, literature, civilisation and the arts (iconography and cinema). The course is open to students who studied Spanish during their secondary education and have a solid basis of skills in this area. Students taking the course are also introduced to Portuguese as a third language and attend classes (in French) on Brazil in the South American context.
 
  • Objectives
The course’s primary objective is to instil knowledge of the Hispanic and Latin-American cultural area, with four focuses:
The language, the study of which includes a strong grammatical and linguistic component, is put into practice through translation exercises that require solid competences. Proficiency in its use is reinforced by oral practice, an activity overseen by native-speakers of Spanish (from Spain or America) or of Portuguese. Students may complete the programme by spending all or part of their second or third year at a Spanish or Latin American university with which the department has an agreement (see list above).

The civilisation and cultural history of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries is taught hand-in-hand with their literature – two fundamental aspects of culture. History of art and cinema round out the course, enabling students to go on to a Master’s in Education and Teaching and prepare for competitive examinations for recruitment of teachers at secondary schools, where art history and film studies both occupy prominent places in the syllabus. The Master’s in Research gives students an opportunity to go into their speciality in greater depth with a view to continuing on to a Doctorate and an eventual career in higher education.

Each of these fields of study combines theory and practice, with an emphasis on methodological aspects: acquisition of a method for analysing literary or historical texts, or iconographic or film documents, helps students develop their critical sense in general, and such methodology may then be applied to all kinds of texts and situations.

Upon completion of the course, students will possess sound writing and analytical competences that they will be able to turn to their advantage. Professional fields they might enter include copywriting, communication consultancy, interpreting and translation. Lecturers brought in from various activity sectors will give students an idea of the realities of the many careers open to them apart from teaching.
 
  • Content or list of themes covered and subjects taught
L1 S1
Non-specialist Modern Language
Written and oral expression
Student support
Methodology: Synthesis and analysis / Documentation

Translation techniques
Spanish grammar
Spoken language practice

Introduction to Spanish and Spanish-American civilisation
History of Spanish and Spanish-American literature
Literary theory

L1 S2
Non-specialist Modern Language
Written and oral expression
Digital competences (Computer science)
Guidance, Assessment and Integration into the Degree Course Module (MOBIL)
Opening up (free option)
Methodology: basic concepts.

Translation techniques
Spanish grammar / Linguistics
Spoken language practice

Introduction to Spanish and Spanish-American civilisation
History of Spanish and Spanish-American literature

L2 S3
Modern Language
Opening up

French to Spanish / Spanish to French translation
Spoken language practice
Linguistics /Grammar

Spanish and Spanish-American civilisation
Spanish and Spanish-American literature
Stylistics
Literary and dramatic theories

L2 S4
Modern Language
Digital competences (Computer science)

French to Spanish / Spanish to French translation
Spoken language practice
Linguistics /Grammar

Spanish and Spanish-American civilisation
Spanish and Spanish-American literature
Stylistics
Iconographic analysis/ Film analysis
History of ideas

L3 S5
Modern Language
Digital competences
French to Spanish / Spanish to French translation
Linguistics
Spoken language practice

Spanish and Spanish-American literature
Spanish and Spanish-American civilisation
Brazilian civilisation
Translation sciences
Film analysis or iconographic analysis

L3 S6
Modern Language
MOBIL: Accreditation of student’s competences

French to Spanish / Spanish to French translation
Linguistics
Spoken language practice

Spanish and Spanish-American literature
Spanish and Spanish-American civilisation
Brazilian civilisation

Introduction to research
Film analysis or iconographic analysis