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  • Objectives
    The dual degree in Hispanic Studies and Economics is a four year course which provides the opportunity to gain a solid grounding in modern economic theory in the Economics half of the degree, while you study the language, society, literature and thought of Spain and Latin America. You spend the third year of your course abroad in a Spanish-speaking country.
  • Practical experience
    We offer an excellent range of year abroad options in Spain and Latin America
  • Entry requirements
    -GCE/VCE A Levels - BBB -Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - BB+BB -Scottish Highers - AABB (must include at least one Advanced Higher) -Scottish Advanced Highers - BBB -Irish Leaving Cert. - ABBBB -International Baccalaureate - 32 points -Core Requirements - Grade B in GCSE Maths and Grade B in GCE A Level Spanish or appropriate evidence of linguistic ability required. You can take our beginner's course in Spanish and then go on to our Honours degree - for this route (or if you have good AS Level Spanish) you'll need Grade B at GCE A Level in another language or equivalent evidence of linguistic ability. Economics is not essential.
  • Academic Title
    BA Hispanic Studies and Economics
  • Course description
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.

    Typical First Year Modules

    -Economic Analysis and Policy 1 
    -Economic Analysis and Policy 2 
    -Mathematical Methods for Economics 1 
    -Mathematical Methods for Economics 2 
    -Spanish Advanced: Language and Culture I 
    -Spanish Advanced: Language and Culture II
    -Spanish Beginners: Language and Culture I 
    -Spanish Beginners: Language and Culture II

    Typical Second Year Modules

    -Macroeconomic Principles 
    -Microecnomic Principles 
    -Advanced Spanish Language I 
    -Advanced Spanish Language II 
    -Applied Economics 
    -Economics of the European Union 
    -Further Mathematical Methods for Economics 
    -The Economics of Education 
    -The Economics of Well Being 
    -Cinema, Nation and Identity in the Hispanic World
    -Contemporary Latin America (Cuba) 
    -Contemporary Latin America (Mexico) 
    -Cuban Culture and the Revolution 
    -Further Portuguese: Language and Culture I 
    -Further Portuguese: Language and Culture II 
    -Hispanic Film and Human Rights 
    -Intensive Catalan I 
    -Intensive Catalan II 
    -Intensive Portuguese I 
    -Intensive Portuguese II 
    -Linguistic Developments in Modern Spain 
    -Narrative Perspectives on Post-Civil War Spain 
    -Representations of Latin America 
    -Spain and Enlightenment 
    -Spanish American 20th-Century Literature I 
    -Spanish Language in Business Contexts 
    -The Novels of Benito Perez Galdos 
    -Troubled Times: Writers and Social Conflict in the Spain of the 1930s 

    Typical Third Year Modules

    -Hispanic Studies Year Abroad 
    -Hispanic Studies Year Abroad 
    -Hispanic Studies Year Abroad (Project) 
    -Hispanic Studies Year Abroad (Project)  

    Typical Fourth Year Modules

    -Advanced Spanish Language III 
    -Advanced Spanish Language IV 
    -Advanced Economic Analysis 
    -Development Economics 
    -Environmental and Resource Economics 
    -Health Economics 
    -Industrial Organisation 
    -International Trade 
    -Labour Economics 
    -Mathematical Economics 
    -Modern Finance 
    -Public Sector Economics 
    -Spanish Language Teaching 
    -The International Economy 
    -Catalan Advanced: Language and Culture I 
    -Catalan Advanced: Language and Culture II 
    -Contemporary Argentina 
    -Dissidence and Debate in Early 20th-Century Spain 
    -Genesis and Genre: From Novel to Play to Screen: Galdos Today 
    -Interpreting Skills 
    -Law and Culture in the Hispanic World
    -Media Ethics in the Hispanic World 
    -Modern Peru
    -Modern Uruguayan Narrative 
    -Musical Performance and Hispanic Culture 
    -Popular Culture and Society in Latin America 
    -Portuguese Advanced: Language and Culture I 
    -Portuguese Advanced: Language and Culture II 
    -Portuguese Advanced: Language and Culture III 
    -Portuguese Advanced: Language and Culture IV 
    -Sexual Politics in Latin American Fiction 
    -Spain Since 1975 
    -The Politics and Fiction of Crisis: 1868 - 1898 
    -The Rise of Popular Culture in Latin American Fiction 
    -Translation Studies 
    -Visual Culture in Spain and Latin America 
    -Writers Under Franco 
    -Writing in Exile 

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