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  GALICIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE I

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2019-20

Galician Language and Culture I is considered a basic subject (modern language) and it is located within the degrees in Catalan Philology, Spanish: Language and Literature, English studies, French studies and Arabic and Islamic studies; students get to know and analyze the linguistic and cultural reality of Galicia while trained as multipurpose professionals with different skills. The aim of this course is to learn the Galician language, a co-official language in the territory that occupies in Spain, as it happens to many other languages around Europe. Students can associate several sociolinguistic elements in common with the situation of the Valencian Community, because of their affinity.
After completing this subject, students may continue learning the Galicia language by doing the subject ‘Galician Language and Culture II’. Outside Alicante, summer courses with grants are held by other Galician institutions like the University of Santiago de Compostela or the University of A Coruña. Optionally, students could make the official exams of the Xunta de Galicia (known as CELGA, certificate of Galician language) which confirms the effective mastery of Galician oral and written language skills, this certificate being essential to apply for the different levels of civil services in Galicia. The correspondence with the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR), and ALTE (Association of Language Testers of Europe), determines that obtaining an official certificate CELGA 2 is equivalent to passing a model test of knowledge of language level B1.
Professionally, by learning this language students may acquire specialization with scholarships in Galician research centres (Centro Ramón Piñeiro) or starting a research career in Galician universities; future graduates might become teachers who wish to form part of the community linked to the Galician educational framework (primary and secondary education); moreover, other sectors should not be excluded (translators and interpreters, Galician government civil workers...).

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

DEGREE IN ARABIC & ISLAMIC STUDIES

 

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Ability to gather and manage information that allows life-long learning.
  • CG10 : Relate Arabic Studies with Philology and other disciplines, as well as work in interdisciplinary teams in national and international contexts.
  • CG3 : Capacity to plan and manage time.
  • CG4 : Capacity to learn and work both autonomously and in a team.
  • CG5 : Capacity for self criticism that encourages concern for quality and continuous improvement.
  • CG6 : Interpret, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information scientifically and critically.
  • CG7 : Make decisions, solve problems and adapt to new situations.
  • CG8 : Generate new ideas, design and manage projects with initiative and an entrepreneurial spirit.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE12 : Understand a second language of those proposed in the degree course.
  • CE5 : Capacity to interpret, produce and develop academic descriptions and arguments and/or technical reports related to the professional contexts that can be accessed with the degree qualification.

 

Transversal Competences

  • CGUA1 : Be able to communicate in a foreign language other than Arabic in one's discipline.
  • CGUA3 : Be able to express oneself correctly in one of the two official languages of the Region of Valencia in one's discipline.

 

DEGREE IN CATALAN STUDIES

 

General Competences (CG)

  • CG2 : Capacity to understand the role of language in the construction of human beings as active members of a linguistic and cultural community and relate this to the function of individuals in society.
  • CG3 : Capacity to develop reading, analysis and synthesis techniques.
  • CG7 : Social commitment to the equality of men and women, the plurality and diversity of the realities of modern society, to peace and democracy.

 

General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA1 : Capacity to communicate in a second language in communicative situations (oral and written), with students acquiring a level equivalent to B1 of the common European framework of reference.
  • CGUA2 : Ability to use basic ICT tools at user level.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Capacity to communicate in the Catalan language in communicative situations (oral and written), allowing fluid communication in the professional and academic areas in which the student will be working in the future, taking into account his/her knowledge of the historical, social, cultural and artistic reality of his/her context.
  • CE10 : Capacity to use the pertinent resources and materials for self-learning (bibliographies, dictionaries, reference works, terminological works, tutorials, new technologies) and transmit the information in the Catalan language.
  • CE11 : Be able to develop reading, analysis and synthesis techniques, formulate working hypotheses, demonstrate them with arguments and reach conclusions, as well as recognise and ensure the textual coherence (structure of the text, organisation of ideas, progression of information, use of keywords), to explain and argue any subject related to Catalan language and literature, thus achieving the role of expert, transmitter and adviser regarding the knowledge acquired.
  • CE12 : Capacity to understand, value and take advantage of multilingualism with an attitude favouring the standardisation of Catalan, to participate in cultural and linguistic diversity, as well as promoting it to ensure the better social development of the language.

 

DEGREE IN FRENCH STUDIES

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE11 : Capacity to use pertinent resources and materials: bibliographic repertories, reference works and the new ICTs as an autonomous learner able to control the learning process and progress independently in it.
  • CE12 : Capacity to respect, value and take advantage of multilingualism and multiculturalism as a social agent participating in building a plural and tolerant society on the basis of the multicultural configuration of the Francophone world.
  • CE13 : Understand one of the second languages offered on the degree course.

 

Generic Degree Course Competences

  • CG1 : Capacity to work and learn both autonomously and in a team.
  • CG10 : Capacity for self-criticism that enhances one's concern for quality and continuous improvement.
  • CG11 : Capacity to respect fundamental rights, the equality of men and women, the respect for and promotion of Human Rights and the principles of equal opportunities, non-discrimination and universal accessibility for the disabled.
  • CG12 : Capacity to understand the role of language in the construction of human beings as active members of a linguistic and cultural community and relate this to the function of individuals in society.
  • CG2 : Ability to obtain and manage information to allow learning throughout life.
  • CG3 : Capacity to interpret, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information in a critical manner.
  • CG6 : Capacity to transmit knowledge of one's discipline, prepare and defend arguments and explain problems to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • CG8 : Capacity to generate new ideas (creativity) and design and manage projects.

 

Generic UA Competences

  • CGUA1 : Understand a second language other than French in the context of one's discipline.
  • CGUA2 : Capacity use basic ICT tools at user level.

 

DEGREE IN SPANISH: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES

 

Generic Degree Course Competences

  • CG2 : Capacity to understand the role of language in the construction of human beings as active members of linguistic and cultural communities and relate it to the function of individuals in society.
  • CG3 : Be able to develop reading, analysis and synthesis techniques.

 

Generic UA Competences

  • CUA1 : Understand and express oneself in one's discipline in a language other than the two official languages of the Region of Valencia.
  • CUA2 : Be able to use basic ICT tools at user level.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Conceptual

  • CC16 : Acquire level B1 of the CEFR in a second language.
  • CC5 : Capacity to communicate in the language of the speciality (Spanish) and in a second language in oral and written situations to enable fluid communication in the future professional and/or academic contexts the student will be involved with in the future.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Procedural

  • CP20 : Capacity to use the pertinent materials and resources: bibliographic repertories, dictionaries, works of reference, critical editions, translations and ICTs as an independent learner able to control one's own learning process and make the corresponding independent progress.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Attitude

  • CA22 : Be able to value and take advantage of multilingualism and multiculturalism as a social agent participating in the construction of a plural and tolerant society on the basis of the multicultural configuration of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • CA23 : Be able to show a critical and self-critical attitude during the learning process.
  • CA24 : Capacity to demonstrate social commitment to the equality of men and women, the plural and diverse nature of modern society, peace and democracy.

 

DEGREE IN ENGLISH STUDIES

 

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity for analysis, synthesis and critical reasoning.
  • CG3 : Research skills.
  • CG4 : Capacity for teamwork and leadership.
  • CG5 : Ability to work without supervision.
  • CG6 : Capacity to understand the role of language in the construction of human beings as active members of a linguistic and cultural community and relate this to the function of individuals in society.
  • CG7 : Theoretical and practical understanding and appreciation of diversity and multiculturalism both nationally and internationally.
  • CG8 : Capacity to respect fundamental rights, the equality of men and women, the respect for and promotion of Human Rights and the principles of equal opportunities, non-discrimination and universal accessibility for the disabled.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE10 : To know the literature of a language other than English (one of the two official languages of the Region of Valencia or a second foreign language).
  • CE12 : To know the history and culture associated with a second language.
  • CE16 : Be able to use and understand literary analysis techniques and methods.
  • CE17 : Be able to use and assume theoretical and methodological linguistic currents.
  • CE25 : Be able to identify and propose the solution to problems, as well as locate, use and critically assess bibliographic content and/or the information contained in databases.
  • CE6 : Be able to acquire and understand the linguistic aspects of a language other than English (one of the two official languages of the Region of Valencia or a second foreign language).

 

UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • UA1 : Be able to communicate in a second language other than English in the context of one's discipline.
  • UA2 : Be able to use basic ICT tools at user level.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2019-20

1. Know the evolution of the Galician language.
2. Learn about the main features of the Galician language.
3. Acquire basic knowledge about oral and written Galician language.
4. Be able to acquire, analyze and synthesize specialized information critically.
5. Use the bibliographic resources, databases and information search tools.
6. Be able to apply the acquired knowledge to the practice
7. Developing correct and adequate oral and written texts of different types in the Galician language.
8. Linking knowledge with other areas and subjects.
9. Analyze and discuss texts and speeches using the techniques of analysis textual.
10. Acquire ability to self-training.
11. Promote the sensitivity of the future teacher to appreciate, understand and take advantage of multilingualism in our society.
12. Train habilities of analysis and synthesis, and exercise critical thinking.
13. Be able to communicate effectively in Galician language in any context.
14. Undertake to work for equality between men and women and assess multiple configuration of today's society, with an attitude of respect for the fundamental rights of the personas.
15. Acquire a level of linguistic competence B1 in the Galician language according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

 

 

General

Code: 30211
Lecturer responsible:
GARCIA LOPEZ, JOSE ANGEL
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: CATALAN STUDIES
    Area: CATALAN STUDIES
    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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