Teaching GuideTerm
Faculty of Philology
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Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios
  Postcolonial Literature
Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Directed discussion A1 A2 A11 A15 B7 B8 C4 C6 C7 This section will assess in-class activities (both individual and in group, oral and in writing) which may include, among others, reader responses to the assigned readings, summaries, analysis, contribution to debates and class discussion. 20
Long answer / essay questions A9 B1 B2 B3 B6 Students will write two essays (one half-way through the semester; the other one at the end) based on the novels discussed in the small groups. (The dates will be specified at the beginning of the semester). In assessing these written exercises, the teacher will pay particular attention to the student's ability for a critical understanding of the texts and concepts seen in class as well as her/his linguistic competence in English. 40
Mixed objective/subjective test A3 A6 A7 A9 A11 A15 A16 A17 C2 The final exam may include short-answer questions (e.g., identification / analysis of quotations, definition of key terms, etc.) as well as longer (and more complex) questions. 40
Assessment comments
  • A passing grade means the student has obtained a grade of 5 (or higher) out of 10 after adding up all the assessment sections. Additionally, the subject cannot be passed unless a grade of at least 4 out of 10 is obtained in the final exam. 
  • The second opportunity of assessment in July will consist of the following sections:
1) a written test similar to the June final (40%); 
2) a critical essay (40%);
3) additional written questions to substitute for the “Directed discussion” portion of the assessment in the first opportunity (20%).
  • A grade of "Non Presentado" (Absent) will be obtained by not attending the exam and/or by completing less than 50% of the coursework. 
  • Students sitting for the December exam (final exam brought forward) will be assessed according to the criteria specified for the July opportunity. 
  • Students officially enrolled part-time who have been granted an official dispensation from attending classes will need to contact the teachers at the beginning of the semester, and they will be assessed according to the criteria applied in the July opportunity. 
  • Instructors may use the plagiarism-detection service "Turnitin" to check students' work. Plagiarism in any activity will translate into a grade of"0" in this activity. 
  • The university provides a service known as ADI ("Atención á diversidade") specializing in helping "os membros da comunidade universitaria con necesidades especiais derivadas da discapacidade ou doutras formas de diferenza fronte á poboación maioritaria". Those students interested in this service can contact Prof. Ana Veleiro in our Facultade de Filoloxía or else the general ADI office at adi@udc.es. 

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