Each year you will take three course units in Spanish and one in History.
In Spanish the course is structured around core course units in spoken and written language and you will also study translation. In your first year you will take either the advanced language course unit or the intensive language course unit for beginners. You will use film resources and computer programmes designed by the School of Modern Language, Literatures and Cultures; with language laboratories, satellite television and internet available all day for personal study.
The course covers an array of topics relating to the Hispanic world, including language and translation, literature, film, history, visual arts, and popular culture. All or part of your third year will be spent in Spain or Latin America studying at a partner university, working as a language assistant, or in other approved employment.
The History course units blend analysis, narrative and argument. After taking introductory courses in the first year, you will choose from a wide range of elective units covering subjects such as Tudor Britain and the Victorians and countries such as the USA, Spain and China.
Throughout the course, you will:
learn to converse and write confidently in Spanish
analyse and critique Spanish materials in a wide variety of media
understand and critique primary and secondary historical sources
develop insights, narratives and themes that account for historical events.
All undergraduate degree courses at Royal Holloway are based on the course unit system. This system provides an effective and flexible approach to study, while ensuring that our degrees have a coherent and developmental structure. In the case of combined degree courses, this approach also makes it possible to change the balance of your subjects during your time at Royal Holloway.
The websites of the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Department of History give detailed lists of the course units taken for each different subject.
View the full course specification for Spanish with History (BA) in the Programme Specification Repository.