Each year you will take a combination of core and optional Spanish and Visual Cultures modules.
In Spanish the course is structured around core course units in spoken and written language and you will also study translation. You will use film resources and computer programmes designed by the School of Modern Language, Literatures and Cultures.
The course covers an array of topics relating to the Hispanic world, including language and translation, literature, film, history, visual arts, and popular culture. All or part of your third year will be spent in Spain or Latin America studying at a partner university, working as a language assistant, or in other approved employment.
For the Visual Cultures part of your degree, you will take three core courses plus one optional module in year 1, two core units plus two optional modules in year 2 and one core unit plus three optional modules in your final year. Optional modules cover a wide range of specialist subjects that explore visual cultures in France, Germany, the Hispanic world and Italy.
Throughout the course, you will:
• learn to converse and write confidently in Spanish
• acquire a broad and comparative knowledge of the theories and practices of visual media across a range of cultures and contexts (geographic, historical, political)
• acquire the kind of critical, communication and leadership skills that are highly valued by prospective employers
• enhance your own original critical and analytical thinking and expression
• hone oral and written communication skills, and the ability to pose and solve problems in sophisticated and flexible ways
• learn research skills and the ability to analyse and process effectively many different kinds of information.
All undergraduate degree courses at Royal Holloway are based on the course unit system. This system provides an effective and flexible approach to study, while ensuring that our degrees have a coherent and developmental structure. In the case of combined degree courses, this approach also makes it possible to change the balance of your subjects during your time at Royal Holloway.
The School's website gives detailed lists of the course units taken for each different degree.