Social, political, and cultural developments in Spain since the end of the Franco dictatorship in 1975. Extensive use of Spanish Web sites. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 360.
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.
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