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I. Raneda-Cuartero
EURO 360
Seattle Campus

Contemporary Spain

Social, political, and cultural developments in Spain since the end of the Franco dictatorship in 1975. Extensive use of Spanish Web sites. Prerequisite: SPAN 302 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: jointly with SPAN 360.

Class description

The course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop and improve their knowledge of Spanish within the context of contemporary Spain. The course will focus on Modern Spain. It will begin with a brief introduction to the Spanish Civil War, the Francoist dictatorship and its consequences. It will be followed by a review of the vast changes that have taken place in Spain since the death of Franco in 1975, the arrival of King Juan Carlos I to the throne, and the transition to democracy. The Constitution of 1978 and the country’s new political regimes will also be examined. It will take a broad view of the country by covering aspects of daily life, recent history, social, economic and political changes, modern and popular culture, and the new role of Spain in the international community. Internet use will be an integral part of this course; familiarity with this medium is essential. Course conducted in Spanish.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

302 completed or taken concurrently.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by I. Raneda-Cuartero
Date: 04/09/2012