Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Spanish Honours Written Language (Junior) HISP4089

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course consists of a variety of language teaching, including translation into and from English, plus exercises in the target language such as essay writing, summary and language analysis. This course forms year 1 of a 2-year programme.


Two hours weekly throughout both semesters as scheduled on MyCampus.


Teaching will take place in weeks 1-5 and 7-11. Week 6 will be dedicated to guided independent study. 

Requirements of Entry

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into Spanish, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes who qualify under the University's 25% regulation.

Excluded Courses



Spanish Honours Spoken Language (Junior) - HISP4087


There is no summative assessment in the Junior Honours year. Summative assessment is carried out only in the Senior Honours year.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ improve students' stylistic skills in the production of grammatically accurate written work in the target language;

■ work with sophisticated examples of language usage across different registers;

■ consolidate the key skills required to write in the target language at an advanced level.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ compose a linguistically accurate piece of writing in the target language, including use of appropriate grammatical structures, register and vocabulary;

■ use appropriate presentational and rhetorical skills in writing in the target language;

■ translate the content of diverse sources written in English and/or in the target language;

■ respond appropriately to passages written in a broad range of styles and registers in the target language.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.