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Hispanic Language and Civilization Studies – THEMATIC UNITS

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ISP10: Spanish Language LEVEL I

Module code: ISP10

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 1st

Language: Spanish

Outline of the Thematic Unit

Course objectives – Syllabus: Students develop their oral and written language skills through:

  • The use of authentic teaching material and audio-visual means (videos, internet, interactive whiteboard etc.),
  • Exercises on morphosyntactic structures.

Learning outcomes: After completion of the course, students are expected to:

  • Have basic knowledge of different morphosyntactic phenomena,
  • Have broadened their vocabulary,
  • Comprehend simple written texts and to summarize their central idea.

Subjects covered:

  • Integration of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through simple authentic texts
  • Communication methodology through an integrated teaching of grammar, structure and pronunciation
  • Study and drills in the Spanish language

ISP11: SPANISH LANGUAGE LEVEL ΙΙ

Module code: ISP11

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 2nd

Language: Spanish

Outline of the Thematic Unit

Course objectives-Syllabus: The main objectives of the course are:

  • To understand more complex morphosyntactic phenomena and improve the comprehension and expression skills in oral and mainly written discourse through texts with complex vocabulary as well as authentic teaching material and audiovisual means (videos, internet, interactive whiteboard, etc.).
  • Teaching and constant practice of the morphosyntactic phenomena.

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the course students are expected to use Spanish with relative ease, given that:

  • They have acquired extended knowledge of the morphosyntactic rules of Spanish,
  • They can use a wide range of vocabulary and understand idiomatic expressions,
  • They are able to produce, in an adequate and cohesive manner, written or oral discourse on current or cultural topics related to the Spanish-speaking countries and can generally express their points of view with clarity.

Subjects covered:

  • Integration of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through more complex authentic texts
  • Communication methodology through an integrated teaching of grammar, structure and pronunciation
  • More extensive use of the spanish language in studying and carrying out the exercises required

 

ISP12: Understanding the Language and Civilization: From Latin to Modern Spanish

Module code: ISP12

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 3rd

Language: Spanish

Outline of the Thematic Unit

General Description of the Module: The aim of ISP12 is:

  • To introduce students to the scientific study of the language and explore the ways in which society and culture interact with linguistic structure,
  • To research the origins of modern Spanish and study its diachronic evolution.

Learning Outcomes: After completing this module, students are expected to be able:

  • To understand key-terms of Linguistics, investigate various types of linguistic data and recognize major constituents of linguistic structure,
  • To familiarize with various levels of linguistic analysis (e.g. phonetics, phonology, syntax etc.),
  • To comprehend research methods related to Sociolinguistics and use them to explain in which society, culture and social networks interact and exert influence to various communication parameters,
  • To describe the linguistic rules involved to explain language change from Latin to Modern Spanish.

 Subjects covered:

  • Introduction to linguistics
  • Language evolution from latin to Modern Spanish
  • Introduction to the understanding of civilazations
  • Latin literature influences to Spanish literature

ISP21: History of Spain

Module code: ISP21

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 2nd

Language: Spanish

Outline of the Thematic Unit

General Description of the Module: Survey of the historical, social, political and economic development of Spain through the centuries.  Students are becoming familiar with selected representative works on Spanish history in order to be able to understand and   interpret the major events of each historical period.

Learning Outcomes: After completing this module, students are expected to be able:

  • Τo have acquired a general knowledge of Spain’s historical, political, cultural, economic development, from the early beginning to the present,
  • To identify and describe the major historical developments that shaped Spain and its cultural identity, from the prehistoric period to the present,
  • To explain and evaluate the historical events that led to the emergence of various political institutions, religious systems and intellectual phenomena in Spain from the Middle Ages to contemporary times.

Subjects covered:

  • From the Prehistoric times to the end of the Middle Ages, Arab Kingdoms.
  • From Renaissance to the 19th century.
  • From the 19th century to date.

ISP22: Civilisation of Spain

Module code: ISP22

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 1st

Language: Spanish

Outline of the Thematic Unit

General Description of the Module: Introduction to the Spanish civilization and culture from the prehistoric period to the present.

Learning Outcomes: After completing this module students are expected to be able to:

  • Τo have acquired a general knowledge of Spain’s social and cultural development from the prehistoric period to the present,
  • To identify and describe the major social developments that shaped Spain and its cultural identity from the prehistoric period to the present,
  • To understand the historical events that led to the emergence of various political and religious systems and intellectual phenomena in Spain from the Middle Ages to contemporary times,
  • To understand fundamental aspects of the Spanish civilization related to the values of public and private life, political organization, philosophy, science, art, architecture and religion from the Μiddle Ages to contemporary times.
  • Students must be able to comprehend the sociopolitical and cultural context of certain important periods in the Modern and Contemporary History of Spain, such as a) the period of the Spanish Empire (15th-18th century) and, in particular, Cervantes and Baroque period (17th century), b) 20th century Spain in general, and, in particular, the national schism during the Second Republic, the Civil War and Francoism (1930-1975). Moreover, students may be able to determine the “position” of the country in the “Mediterranean environment” at the above periods.

Subjects covered:

  • From the ancient times to the Arab Kingdoms
  • From Renaissance to the 19th century
  • From the 19th century to modern times.

ISP30: Spanish Literature I

Module code: ISP30

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 3rd

Language: Spanish

Outline of the Thematic Unit

General description: Study of the Spanish Literature from its origins to the emergence of Romanticism.

Learning Outcomes: After the fulfilment of the course students:

  • Will have knowledge and understanding of the historical development of the Spanish literature from its origins to the 18th century.
  • Will have a comparative knowledge of the literary production of that period.
  • Will be familiarized with literary language, style variations, literary genres and the most significant authors and works as well as important artistic and literary movements of the specific period,
  • Will be capable of a critical evaluation of the relation between literature of that period and the broader social and historical context,
  • Will be able to analyze, comprehend, interpreter and compare literary texts using appropriate methods and tools of the contemporary literary criticism.

Subjects covered: Spanish Literature: from the Middle Ages until the 19th century (poetry, prose, theatre)

 

ISP31: Latin American Civilisation

Module code: ISP31

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 1st

Language: Spanish

Outline of the Thematic Unit

Learning Outcomes: “Latin American Civilization” is an obligatory course of the Curriculum of the Undergraduate Program of Studies “SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CIVILIZATION”, composted of:

  • the cultural development of Latin American Countries from the period of precolombian civilizations to the 20th century,
  • the basic historical and social events that influenced the cultural tradition of Latin America.

The course aims:

  • To provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of the cultural development of Latin America from the precolombian period until the end of the 20th century,
  • To familiarize the student with the most important achievements of the Arts of each period (Literature, Plastic Arts, Architecture, etc.),
  • To equip the student with rudimentary knowledge of economy, geography and society of Latin American countries and their development over time,
  • To familiarize the student with the study and understanding of important essay works of various periods in order to promote of comprehension of the social and cultural phenomena in Latin America.

Subjects covered:

  • Pre-Colombian Civilisations (Majas, Aztec, Incas)
  • The Colonial Period: 16th – 19th century
  • Modern period: 19th century to date

 

ISP32: History of Latin American countries

Module code: ISP32

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 2nd

Language: Spanish

Outline of the Thematic Unit

The course aims:

  • To provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of the historical development of Latin American countries from the precolombian period until the end of the 20th century.
  • To familiarize the student with the most important historical events as well as their effects on the historical development of the countries.
  • To familiarize the student with the study and understanding of important essay works of various periods in order to promote comprehension of the historical phenomena in Latin America.

Learning Outcomes: The “History of Latin American Countries” is an obligatory course of the Curriculum of the Undergraduate Program of Studies “SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CIVILIZATION”, composted of:

  • the historical development of Latin American Countries from the period of precolombian cultures to the 20th century
  • the basic political and social phenomena that influenced the historical development of these countries.

Subjects covered:

  • The Pre- Colombian Period (Majas, Aztec, Incas)
  • The Colonial Period: The struggle for independence
  • 19th century to date. Formation and development of the member countries.

 

ISP40: Spanish Literature II

Module code: ISP40

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 4th

Language: Spanish

Outline of the Thematic Unit

Module general description: Survey of the Spanish Literature from the begging of the 19th century to the present day.

Learning Outcomes: After completing this module, students are expected to be able:

  • To obtain a global view of the entire Spanish literature of the last two centuries,
  • To get acquainted with the literary language, the dominant stylistic varieties and the themes of the various stages of modernity and postmodernity,
  • To get familiar with the major literary authors of each period and their most representative works,
  • Through the study of the original texts, as well as the relevant comments concerning those texts, included in the compulsory reading material, they will obtain direct contact with the Spanish literary canon of the last two centuries,
  • Above all, they will obtain a deeper knowledge of the particular relations existing between literature and society, as they are registered in the corpus of literary texts.

Subjects covered:

  • Spanish Literature: 19th century to date (poetry, prose, theatre)

 

ISP41: Latin American Literature I

Module code: ISP41

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 3rd

Language: Spanish

Outline of the Thematic Unit

Module general description: Survey of Spanish American Literature from the Pre-Colombian period to the 19thcentury.

Learning Outcomes: After completing this module, students are expected to be able:

  • To understand and development t of Spanish American Literature from the Pre-Colombian period to the 19th century,
  • To know the main periods and the artistic/literary movements and trends that influenced and shaped the Spanish American literature from the Pre-Colombian period to the 19th century,
  • To familiarize with major authors and their representative works of this period.
  • To analyze literary texts of all literary genres by using the appropriate methodology and terminology of contemporary literary criticism,
  • Compare and contrast literary texts of the same or different movements/currents and authors by using the appropriate methodology and terminology of the contemporary literary criticism.

Subjects covered:

  • Latin American Literature: from the colonial period until the 19th century (poetry, prose, theatre)

 

ISP42: Latin American Literature II

Module code: ISP42

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 4th

Language: Spanish

Outline of the Thematic Unit

Module general description: Survey of Spanish American Literature from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

Learning Outcomes: After completing this module, students are expected to be able:

  • To understand the development of Spanish American Literature from the begging of the 20th century to the present day,
  • To know the main periods and the artistic/literary movements and trends that influenced and shaped the Spanish American literature from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day,
  • Τo familiarize with major authors and their representative works of this period,
  • To analyze literary texts of all literary genres by using the appropriate methodology and terminology of contemporary literary criticism,
  • Compare and contrast literary texts of the same or different movements/currents and authors by using the appropriate methodology and terminology of the contemporary literary criticism.

Subjects covered:

  • Latin American Literature: from the 19th century to the modern times (poetry, prose, theatre)

 

ISP43: Applied Linguistics: Practical training in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

Module code: ISP43

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 4th

Language: Spanish

Outline of the Thematic Unit

Module general description: The Module aims at providing students with a wide background knowledge in Applied Linguistics with regard to the teaching of Spanish as a second Foreign Language that will enable them to acquire the necessary skills in order to be able to achieve teaching competence at all levels of education.

Learning Outcomes: Upon the successful completion of the Module, students are expected to:

  • Understand the complexity of the work and role of teachers of foreign languages and recognize the value and the real conditions under which foreign language education takes place,
  • Use and apply the theoretical pedagogical and methodological knowledge (concepts, principles, theories, methods, models) to state-of-the-art teaching practices and techniques, in order to be able to respond to the educational language needs of their prospective students,
  • Competently describe and explain the process for first language acquisition as well as the corresponding process for second foreign language acquisition,
  • Identify and define the factors affecting foreign language acquisition,
  • Creatively plan and organize the learning procedure and the teaching practice through activities for the cultivation of competences and skills,
  • Justify their aforementioned choices in accordance with the principle theories in the field of language, communication and interconnectedness and be able to apply them in special learning environments,
  • Explain and discuss practical issues with regard to learning-teaching Spanish as a foreign language,
  • Analyze the pedagogies underlying the learning of Spanish as second foreign language,
  • Clearly identify the theoretical and methodological approaches to the teaching of Spanish as a second foreign language,
  • Design, develop and evaluate programmes of learning-teaching Spanish as a foreign language,
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills with regard to the teaching of Spanish through the teaching-learning of communication skills and aspects of the Spanish-speaking civilization

Subjects Covered

  • Applied Linguistics in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language
  • Internship in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language
  • Planning a Language Course

Evaluation:

Students are required to upload four written assignments to the electronic platform of the H.O.U. during the academic year. Successful essays will contribute to the final grade of the T.U. by 30%. 

Α final examination consisting of presentation of a twenty- minute microteaching accompanied by the corresponding lesson plan submitted on the day of the examination.

The grade of the final examination will contribute 70% to the final grade of the thematic unit.

 

EPO11 SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY OF EUROPE

Module code: EPO11

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Optional for those who hold the Superior or the Diploma de Estudios Hispanicos of Spanish Universities (4 years of study), graduates of Spanish-speaking higher education institutions recognized by Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (Hellenic NARIC) with proficiency in the Greek language or graduates of a Spanish-speaking high school with proficiency in the Greek language.

Year: 1st or 2nd  

Language: Greek

Learning Outcomes: After completing this module students are expected to:

  • Differentiate between general history and economic history.
  • Assess and compare approaches of economic and social history theoretically and empirically.
  • Grasp, understand and explain basic macro processes of economic development: transition from feudalism to capitalism and its different paths, the various phases of the industrial revolution, the occurrence of economic crises.
  • Develop synthetic and analytical skills to: a. analyze and compare patterns of development in the North, South and East, b. discern forms of globalization.
  • Critically assess their impact on social, entrepreneurial and business structure and change.
  • Acquire the foundations for post-graduate studies in Economic, Social and Business History, in Business Studies and Economics, also in European Studies.

Subjects covered:

  • Introduction to the Social and Economic History of Europe
  • Social and Economic developments from the 6th to the 20th century.

 

EPO12 GEOGRAPHY, HUMAN GEOGRAPHY AND MATERIAL CULTURE OF EUROPE

Module code: EPO12

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Optional for those who hold the Superior or the Diploma de Estudios Hispanicos of Spanish Universities (4 years of study), graduates of Spanish-speaking higher education institutions recognized by Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (Hellenic NARIC) with proficiency in the Greek language or graduates of a Spanish-speaking high school with proficiency in the Greek language.

Year: 1st or 2nd  

Language: Greek

Learning Outcomes: On the successful completion of EPO12, the students are expected to develop abilities:

  • To understand the meaning of “Europe” since its inception during antiquity, to recognize its boundaries at different historical periods and recall the transformations of borders around and within Europe, their relocations and hierarchies from 16th century and the periods of colonialism and globalization, until the European unification and the present EU crisis.
  • To examine the science of Geography as taught in the European Universities as an important science, based on the ancient Greek scientific tradition, and to understand its shrinkage in modern Greece; to discern between the complex and interdisciplinary approach and the descriptive one, as taught at school.
  • To comprehend the role of Geography in the formation of European material, virtual and spiritual culture, and vice versa; to perceive the processes of European and national identity formation, appreciate and evaluate the primary role of spatiality in European culture and grasp the cultural changes in relation to their spatial contexts.
  • To recognize and critically assess the “Paradigm shifts” in Geography and grasp the differences in narratives, methods and ways of interpretation of fundamental socio-economic phenomena in space; to understand the interaction of space and human activity mediated by epistemological shifts and geographical imaginations, which play a central role in European culture.
  • To analyze uneven development in geographical space from the global to the local scale, the multiple divisions and disparities among European regions, the contribution of specific places in European cultural, scientific and socio-economic development, and to comprehend spatial interaction, networking and cosmopolitanism of innovative activities and processes.
  • To analyze processes of spatial differentiation and restructuring in contemporary Europe and its regions from the era of the industrial revolution to that of globalization – i.e. from 19th to 21st century – and more concretely: urbanization, urban landscapes from human ecology until postmodernity, migration, industrial restructuring, technological development, socio-economic transformation, political developments and social movements in European space.
  • To understand and interpret cartographical data after familiarization with the maps and the thematic cartography of Europe.

Subjects covered:

  • Geography
  • Human Geography and Material culture of Europe

 

EPO20: THE HISTORY OF ARTS IN EUROPE

Module code: EPO20

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Optional for those who hold the Superior or the Diploma de Estudios Hispanicos of Spanish Universities (4 years of study), graduates of Spanish-speaking higher education institutions recognized by Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (Hellenic NARIC) with proficiency in the Greek language or graduates of a Spanish-speaking high school with proficiency in the Greek language.

Year: 1st or 2nd  

Language: Greek

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the module students will be expected to be able to:

  • Name artistic features, important artists, architectural elements, key examples of works of visual arts and of music, artistic innovations, historical factors, artistic programs, categories of artistic subjects, principal characteristics of music genres
  • Display similarities/ differences between works of visual arts, orientations in architecture in relation to technology and aesthetics
  • Distinguish artistic styles, differences between artistic styles, iconographical components, particular architectonic characteristics, particular musical characteristics, features of style, contribution of musical genres to the evolution of music, innovation in music
  • Understand distinctive artistic expressions, musical terms, methods of music, transition in music genres, evolution in visual arts and music, use and potentiality of new materials in art
  • Describe works of visual arts and of music, artistic occurrences, innovations in style, artistic technics, architectural construction problems, use of musical instruments, musical forms, use of musical forms
  • Analyze the relation between history and art, the meaning of artistic production, artistic features, artistic terms, artistic movements, musical forms, iconographical subjects
  • Examine changes in art, differences between styles, evolution of musical genres, transition in music history, artistic objectives, artistic technics, the function of works of visual arts, musical achievements, particular issues of form, artistic categories and trends
  • Correlate/ Juxtapose works of visual arts and of music, theories of art, artistic styles
  • Specify personal artistic components

Subjects covered:

  • Fine Arts from the Middle Ages to the Late Renaissance
  • Fine Arts from the late Renaissance (Mannerism 1530) to the end of the 20th century
  • Music in Europe

 

EPO21 HISTORY OF EUROPEAN LITERATURE

Module code: EPO21

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Optional for those who hold the Superior or the Diploma de Estudios Hispanicos of Spanish Universities (4 years of study), graduates of Spanish-speaking higher education institutions recognized by Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (Hellenic NARIC) with proficiency in the Greek language or graduates of a Spanish-speaking high school with proficiency in the Greek language.

Year: 1st or 2nd  

Language: Greek

Learning Outcomes: On completion of his/her studies, the student will be in a position to:

  • Know the main periods and discern the cultural trends/ artistic movements that constitute the milestones in the European history of literature from the 12th to the 20th century.
  • Know the leading authors and works forming the “canon” of European literature from the 12th to the 20th century and the main literary genres that emerged in various periods in the history of European literary history from the 12th to the 20th century, their expression and transformation in time.
  • Analyze literary texts on the basis of genre, thematic material, style and ideological ramifications.
  • Compare and contrast literary texts of the same or different traditions and trends on the basis of their thematic material, their genre and stylistic features, as well as the ideas they deal with.
  • Compose papers where it will be possible to combine successive literary elements, pertaining to specific literary genres or works, with their morphological and ideological analysis.

Subjects covered:

  • Introduction to the history of literature
  • History of European Literature from the 6th to the 20th century CE

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