Keep Beginners and Advanced Catalan as part of Hispanic Studies at Durham University
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We have been given some information that there is the possibility that Catalan will be moved to the Centre for Foreign Language Study next year and that future freshers will not be able to study it as part of their degree programme for Modern Languages. Whilst it will still be available, a move to the CFLS would mean extra costs, a removal of the cultural aspects of the module and a lack of recognition/ time to be able to study Catalan. There are many of us who wish to do their dissertations about Catalunya or Catalan culture and removing this module would stop people from doing this and take away the freedom to choose an excellent non-cultural module. Obviously we had to go through this last year but a continued pressure would definitely aid our case and show that we are not willing to back down. (Just to clarify- we think that if you have already started Catalan (current 2nd and 3rd years) that you will be able to continue but there has been no confirmation of this)