02-25-2015, 06:08 PM
I started learning Spanish years ago for various reasons, but mainly to help fulfil her dream trip to Latin America one day. I started taking private Spanish lessons, but soon became frustrated with the slow pace. So, I decided to look at the official Spanish program at the University of South Africa. I believe, UNISA is the world's largest correspondence University, with more than 150000 students examination centres all over the world, and the degrees are recognized at the international level. When viewing the list of available courses, I decided, heck, why not just sign up to the full? Then I changed jobs for startups that consumed so much of his energy and time that I just don't have time to study in the evenings and on weekends anymore. In addition, I moved to the lovely village of Scarborough outside Cape Town, with fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean in front of me, and mountain walks behind me. So for several years I have not studied at all, as I learned how to Bodyboard and paddle-skiing.
4 years ago we moved to Ireland. Elizabeth started a Bachelor's degree in computer science, and I thought it would be a good time to resurrect his unfinished degree. I need to finish 3-year Spanish, consisting of 5 articles:
SPS301H Spanish translation
SPS302J Spanish oral communication
SPS303K Spanish for professional purposes
SPS304L a meeting with the Spanish-American culture and literature
SPS305M Reading and analysis of literary texts in Spanish
I also had to the second big plus at least 2 additional courses. Making of psychology and philosophy, I might just be one of them, to complete his degree. Instead, because I was interested in the solution of environmental problems, and would like to become familiar with GIS, I decided to do the geography.
Now, to compare levels of difficulty between the Spanish and geography: I finished all my 1 St, 2nd and 3rd year Geography works in less time that it would have taken me to complete only 3-rd year of Spanish!
I went through 4 of 5 Spanish Securities. Oddly, the paper that interests me most, meeting with Spanish-American culture and literature, is the only one I keep failing. I started this whole degree based on my desire to travel and learn about Latin America, but I can't even pass that exam. Some of the other articles were much more complex than this, especially translation and literary analysis.
This is a very interesting job, covering the history and culture of Latin America from the ancient Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations through the Spanish conquest, slavery, wars of independence in modern politics. Ordered literature consists of books "El Coronel no Tiene Quien Le escribe Garcia Marquez, Gabriel" and "La Muerte y la Doncella" Ariel Dorfman. All together quite a considerable amount of work that can be carefully studied.
However, the final document contains only 3 questions tend to like:
"Violence and repression are central themes in the novel by Marquez. Discuss. "
However, that short question has 40% of the total mark.
Compared to any mathematics paper, well designed to test the breadth of your knowledge and your ability to judge the reasoning on an objective basis, it's a complete joke.
Anyway, I asked for paper to be marked. Hopefully, I'll get a few extra percent I need to pass this exam ... otherwise, I'll just continue until I eventually did not pass.