Spanish III Focus on Literature: 20th Century Literature in Spain and Spanish America

7.5 Credits
First Cycle Level 2
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, 12 February 2018.
This syllabus is valid from 12 February 2018.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • reflect upon, evaluate, and critically examine research articles and text interpretations, and to give an account of the contents of the articles, and their individual reflections, both orally and in written form, with argumentative clarity and precision
  • analyze Spanish modern literature from both an historical and a literary perspective
  • relate the literary work to their respective aesthetic, socio-cultural and political contexts as well as demonstrate both the characteristic features of, and deviations from, the literary practice of the era.

Course Content

The course focuses on the 20th century’s most important literary expressions in Spain and Spanish America. The main object of study consists of a selection of works of literature representing the three major literary forms of expression of this century: prose, poetry and drama. Theoretical concepts which form a basis for literary analysis of these texts will also be studied. Through reading the literary works, major events of Spanish and Spanish American communities are studied in an historical perspective. Relevant literature and literary criticism will be studied in connection to the literary texts.


The course is examined by evaluating a number of individual assignments as well as a continuous assessment of the seminars.

Forms of Study

Teaching consists of lectures as well as seminars and forums in which the students are expected to participate actively. Tuition is in Spanish.


The Swedish grades U–VG.


  • Spanish II, 30 credits at First cycle, with at least 22.5 credits passed at time of registration, including the course Spanish II: Written Language Proficiency and Grammar, 6 credits

Other Information

Replaces SP2012.