To introduce students to the study of Spanish politics and society from the beginning of the twentieth century to the 1970s.
On completion of the unit students shall have a better appreciation of the forces which have shaped Spanish politics and society during the 20th century.
Skills in critical analysis, conceptual thinking, precision in the use of written and spoken language, exercise of independent judgement, reasoned argument, effective communication in the target language and the planning/conduct/reporting of non-quantitative research are taught and assessed in this unit. Skills in effective learning are developed in this unit.
A chronological survey of Spain from 1898 to 1975 which examines issues including: the advent and decline of the Second Republic; the causes and course of the Spanish Civil War; and the dictatorship of General Franco. Seminars provide a forum for discussion and consolidation of lectures as well as providing study skills session for note taking and essay writing. The unit is taught in Spanish.