Italian MA

Catalan 2 HISP4006

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course consolidates and enhances those linguistic skills acquired in Catalan I, and enables the student to engage in critical reading of selected Catalan texts.


Three weekly classes over 18 weeks.

Excluded Courses





A short written project (800 words) to be submitted at the start of week 1 of semester 2 (30%);
a twenty minute oral examination in week 6 of semester 2 (30%):
a one and a half hour written examination at the end of Semester 2 (40%).

Main Assessment In: April/May

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 will provide the opportunity to:

■ enhance students' language skills and knowledge of the grammar and syntax of the Catalan language, building on Catalan 1 or equivalent prior learning;

■ introduce further areas of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions;

■ enable students to acquire the necessary communication skills to cope with problem-solving situations which can occur in everyday life.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

• express themselves in written and spoken Catalan in a clear and grammatical way, using certain grammatical structures correctly at a level appropriate to the material covered in the course;

• communicate on familiar and routine matters requiring a direct exchange of information;

• give answers to problem-solving situations using the appropriate grammar, syntax and vocabulary;

• describe aspects of their background, environment and immediate needs and engage in conversation over a range of topics;

• demonstrate understanding of oral and written materials at a level appropriate to the material covered in the course, i.e. understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment);

• demonstrate an exemplary command of the Catalan vocabulary and structures covered throughout the course;

• demonstrate their ability to produce extended written work in Catalan.

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.