Second Year Extended Essay - HISP5680

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


Stage 2 students write an Extended Essay on a topic of their own choice. The topic must be on a Hispanic (Peninsular or Latin American) literary, linguistic or cultural subject; it is expected that the topic will be related to other Hispanic Studies modules taken by the student. Throughout the terms students are given guidance by a chosen supervisor. The supervisor and the student will establish a calendar of meetings / supervisions in Week 1 (at least 5 one-hour meetings) in which aims and objectives, critical approach, bibliography and drafts of the Extended Essay will be discussed.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 6
Private Study Hours: 144
Total Study Hours: 150


Available in both Autumn and Spring Term.

Method of assessment

Extended Essay (5,000 words) – 100%

Indicative reading

This will vary in accordance with the chosen topic.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1 Undertake extensive pieces of analytical and critical writing about Hispanic culture and literature;
2 Carry out detailed analysis of a Hispanic author, cultural theme or works;
3 Engage in close reading and critical evaluation of films, literary works or historical texts in Spanish;
4 Engage in independent research about Hispanic culture and literature;


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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