History of Galicia
History of Galicia 2023-24
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
During this course, you will be introduced to the history of Galicia, from its pre-history through to the creation of the autonomous community that it is today. In the early part of the module, attention will be paid to Galicia’s pre-history (in connection with the theme of Galicia's Celtic origins and its links with modern nation-building discourses) and the Middle Ages. In the second part, the module will concentrate largely on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with particular focus on the emergence of the idea of Galician nationhood, political activism, Galician transatlantic migration and contemporary cultural production in Galicia. Key historical texts will be analysed for each period covered.
-threshold -D- - D+: For the award to credit, students should demonstrate a satisfactory comprehension of the various topics studied, with some understanding of the correlations and interrelations highlighted.
-good -C- - B+: For the award of higher grades, students should demonstrate a solid comprehension of the various topics studied, with clear understanding of the correlations and interrelations highlighted, having also analysed and evaluated key sources.
-excellent -A- - A*: For the award of the highest grade, students should demonstrate a detailed comprehension of the various topics studied, with a nuanced understanding of the correlations and interrelations highlighted, having also analysed and evaluated key sources thoroughly.
- Demonstrate a mastery of basic study skills, such as the ability to make effective use of notes and secondary sources, and benefit from class discussions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the main historical events shaping Galicia and particularly its language and culture.
- Demonstrate familiarity with key historical texts and an ability to produce critical historical commentary on them.
- Present arguments in essays and presentations, supported with cultural and historical evidence.
Oral presentation including a thematic and questions.
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
Final exam including two thematic essays.