Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquisition of knowledge about Spanish literature and culture from the origins to the Siglo de oro, and of the capacity of analysing a literary text.
Course contents summary
The course deals with the development of Spanish literature from the origins to the beginnings of the XVIth century. The most representative texts will be analysed from a thematic, ideological and stylistic point of view.
The course deals with the development of Spanish narrative from the didactic prose of XIIIthe and XIVth centuries to the novels of the beginnings of XVIth century. In particular, fragments of the following works will be read and analysed: Calila e Dimna", "Sendebar", "Libro del Caballero Zifar" e " El Conde Lucanor", "Lazarillo de Tormes".
Pier Luigi Crovetto, "Cultura spagnola", Roma, Editori Riuniti 2007
Assessment methods and criteria
The verification of knowledge and skills is achieved through an oral test in Italian and Spanish. The knowledge and skills verified through the test are:
-the knowledge of the historical and cultural context, of literary phenomena, authors and texts of the period taken into consideration, including through an individual study and autonomous re-elaboration of contents;
-the skill of reading, understanding and analyzing the literary texts presented during the course;
-a good oral competence in Italian language, above all related to language and register appropriate to the exposition of literary contents.
The oral test is intended to evaluate the acquisition of the knowledge and competence required, the ability to process them and use them independently, and the ability to apply them to text analysis.
Therefore, an evaluation of failure is determined by a lack of knowledge of the minimum requirements established by the course and of the ability to re-elaborate them independently, by the lack of understanding and analysis of the texts studied and adequate oral competence in Italian and Spanish. A sufficient evaluation (18-23/30) is determined by the acquisition of the minimum requirements established by the course, by the demonstration of a sufficient capacity for autonomous re-elaboration and understanding and analysis of the texts, and sufficient oral competence in Italian and Spanish. An average evaluation (24-27/30) is determined by the achievement of a more than sufficient (24-25/30) or good (26-27/30) level of the indicators above. A high evaluation (from 28/30 to 30/30 cum laude) is determined by the achievement of a very good to excellent level of the same evaluation indicators.