Each year you will take three course units in Spanish and one in Philosophy.
The Spanish element comprises core course units in spoken and written language. In your first year you will take either the advanced language course unit or the intensive language course unit for beginners. Additional language course units including translation are taken by specialist (single and major Spanish) students. Optional course units cover an array of topics relating to the Hispanic world, including literature, film, history, visual arts, and popular culture.
In Philosophy you will study a broad range of texts from ancient Greek philosophy to modern philosophy, critically assessing issues to do with human values. Over the following two years you can choose from a range of courses in ancient and modern philosophy, depending on your interests.
Throughout the course, you will:
engage with the rich and varied world view represented through the language, literatures and cultures of Spain and Latin America, developing a high level of inter-cultural awareness
learn to converse and write confidently and fluently in Spanish
analyse and respond critically to Spanish materials in a wide variety of media
develop a valuable portfolio of transferable skills, including the ability to conduct independent research and present analyses in a cogent, balanced and persuasive manner.
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 websites of the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Department of Classics and Philosophy give detailed lists of the course units taken for each different degree.