Spanish II: From 1900 to the Present: Literature, Film and Society in Latin America

6 Credits
First Cycle Level 1
School of Language, Literatures and Learning
Subject field
Spanish (SPA)
Group of Subjects
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 15 June 2017.
This syllabus is valid from 15 June 2017.

Learning Outcomes

The goal of the course is that students will develop both their knowledge of Latin American literature and film in relation to Latin American society, as well as their ability to analyse literature and think critically.
Upon completion of the course, students shall be able to:

  • present and defend their text interpretations orally and in writing in adequate Spanish based on various literary texts
  • place the literary text within a historical and cultural context with the help of film and other materials
  • demonstrate the ability to interpret texts with a certain critical distance at a level that meets with basic literary requirements
  • demonstrate both a good understanding of some central literary concepts as well as an ability to, with the help of these, analyze Latin American literature in a well-argued way.

Course Content

The course covers a selection of literary works and films representing different periods in Latin American literature and culture from the 1900s and 2000s. The study of literature also includes other material that deals with texts from a historical, socio-political and cultural perspective. In the course, a number of literary concepts are studied. The texts are also used as a starting point for discussions about Latin American culture and history in which students practise their ability to present, argue for and defend their text analyses orally in correct and varied Spanish.


The course is examined through written assignments, oral presentations and active participation in seminars and forum discussions.

Forms of Study

Teaching takes the form of seminars with obligatory attendance, where the students are expected to participate actively, in the form of forums and through different written assignments. The language of instruction is Spanish.


The Swedish grades U–VG.


  • 22.5 credits within the main field of Spanish, including the course Spanish I: Written Language Proficiency and Grammar, 7,5 credits

Other Information

Replaces SP1031.