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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
SPL1000526, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SP1421, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SPANISH LANGUAGE
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Spanish
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in POLITICAL SCIENCES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS

Teacher in charge ALESSIA CASSANI L-LIN/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 65 160.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: The spanish language course takes place in the second semester of the second year (9 CFU) and it requires a B1 level as a minimum qualification. Students who reach this level can take the B1 test (see fac simile at in the same dates of written examinations. In alternative, they can attend a course in Sevilla (february/march of every year) or Santander (in summer). Beginners and students that don't succeed in the test have to attend the lessons of language assistant Ana Cazorla.

Equivalent certifications are:
1. Diploma DELE (B1 level)
2. Diploma Universidad Menéndez y Pelayo - UIMP: winter course in Sevilla (especially organized for Padua students) and summer courses in Santander (open to all). Contact the teachers for more informations.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to a) start a metalinguistic reflection about spanish language b) give the students the tools and proper proficiencies in the written and oral skills c) give interdisciplinary knoledge to the students, so that they can understand historical and contemporary spanish and hispano-american realities.
Examination methods: All students must take the B1 test (see above)

Attending student will receive information about the examination during lessons.

Not attending student will have to do:
1. Written examination (dictation, translatin, a grammatical exercice, a composition).

Suggested texts:
- J. Pérez Navarro- C. Polettini, Contacto. Nivel 1 + CD, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2003, voll.1 e 2 (for the test and the written exam).
- A. Cazorla Cáceres, Del español al italiano. Análisis comparativo y modelos de traducción, ed. Libreria Rinoceronte, Padova, 2002 (for written exam).

2. Oral examination on the following books:
- Pilar Sánchez Otín, Dos siglos de historia de España, 1808-2008, Padova, Edizioni Libreria Rinoceronte, 2008.
- Pilar Sánchez Otín, Aproximación a la geografía de España, Padova, Edizioni Libreria Rinoceronte, 2008.
Moreover, during oral examination grammatical competence can be tested orally through specific questions.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the student's preparation will be based on an understanding of the themes, on the acquisition of the concepts and methodologies proposed and on the ability to apply them autonomously
Course unit contents: General, literary and specialistic texts will be used to improve translation, metalinguistic reflection, critical reelaboration, cultural knoledge.
Lessons will focus on historical, geographic, economic, political, social and cultural themes regarding Spain and Hispanic America, both in the national and international context.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Beside lectures, conferences and seminars offered, the course requires the active participation of students.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The teachers will give materials to the attending students during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)