SPAN3031

Contemporary Spain: cultural and societal changes

Credits:

Period:

Assessment:

6

2nd semester

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

SPAN3001. Spanish III.1

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

Elective Course
The aim of this course is to offer a glimpse of the cultural and societal changes in contemporary Spain. Through a series of lectures, students will learn about Spain in the 20th and 21st centuries, the changes undergone through the political transition from a dictatorship to a democracy and the current challenges. The course will cover topics such as history, politics, economy, society, traditions and customs among others. Students will be exposed to a variety of texts from different media (written, audio and video) from the Hispanic world. The selection of documents will also serve as a basis for discussion on social issues related to contemporary Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. Students will be encouraged to critically analyse and compare Spanish culture and society with their own culture.

Professor:

Blasco-Garcia, Rocio

Blasco-Garcia, Rocio

Senior Lecturer