|| SP21320 |
|| CONTEMPORARY SPAIN (1975 - DATE) |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Mr Matthew Richards |
|| Intended for use in future years |
|Next year offered
|| N/A |
|Next semester offered
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| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 2 per week (lectures/seminars/tutorials) |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours ||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| Continuous Assessment: 2 essays of 1500 - 2000 words each Only the better of the two marks will be taken for the continuous assessment element. This is to allow some assessment to be formative as well as (or instead of) summative.
If a student fails to submit one piece of the two required, and does not supply the tutor concerned with valid reasons/evidence in writing, the mark for the one piece of work submitted will be carried forward as a continuous assessment mark, but divided by two.
If no assessed work is submitted, the mark for the continuous assessment element (which will be fed into the overall module assessment) will be zero.||40%|
|Supplementary Exam|| 1 x 2 hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 hour examination if no continuous assessment submitted.||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Students will be able to understand fully the major shifts and developments in contemporary Spain. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of current social, political cultural and economic issues with some historical background and will practice displaying logical argument through essay writing.
Upon completition of this module, students will be able to understand fully the major shifts and developments in contemporary Spain. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of current social, political, cultural and economic issues with some historical background and will practice displaying logical argument through essay writing.
The areas covered in this module will include:
- the conflicting pressures of Catholic, liberal and secular Spain
- The transition to democracy and the role of Spain in the EU
- Elites in Spain and their influence on politics and society
- Spanish/Latin American relations and Spain in a global context
- The changing spanish Language
- Analysis of Spain's recent history including national and regional identity and ayutonomy, ETA and terrorism, the monarchy and political parties.
** General Text
Lawlor, Teresa (1998.) Contemporary Spain :essays and texts on politics, economics, education and employment and society /Teresa Lawlor and Mike Rigby, with Jos e Amod ia ... [et al.].
** Essential Reading
Ross, Christopher J. (2002.) Contemporary Spain :a handbook /[by] Christopher J. Ross.
** Recommended Text
Closa, Carlos. (c2004.) Spain and the European Union /Carlos Closa and Paul M. Heywood.
Farrell, M. (2001) Spain in the EU
Gies, David (1999) The Cambridge Companion to Modern Spanish Culture
Heywood, P. (1995) The Government and Politics of Spain
Moreno, L (2001) The Federalisation of Spain
** Supplementary Text
Carr, Raymond. (1980 (various p) Modern Spain 1875-1980 /Raymond Carr.
Carr, Raymond. (2001.) Modern Spain, 1875-1980 /Raymond Carr.
Carr, Raymond. (c1981 (various) Spain :dictatorship to democracy /Raymond Carr and Juan Pablo Fusi Aizpurua.
Carr, Raymond. (1979.) Spain :dictatorship to democracy /[by]Raymond Carr and Juan Pablo Fusi Aizpuria.
Clark, Robert P. (1984.) The Basque insurgents :ETA, 1952-1980 /Robert P. Clark.
Collins, Roger (1986.) The Basques /Roger Collins.
Conversi, Daniele. (1997.) The Basques, the Catalans and Spain :alternative routes to nationalist mobilisation /Daniele Conversi.
Douglass, William (1999.) Basque politics and nationalism on the eve of the millennium /edited by William A. Douglass ... [et al.].
Farrell, Mary (2001.) Spain in the EU :the road to economic convergence /Mary Farrell.
Gillespie, Richard, et al. (1995.) Democratic Spain :reshaping external relations in a changing world /edited by Richard Gillespie, Fernando Rodrigo, and Jonathan Story.
Gunther, Richard. (c1985.) Spain after Franco :the making of a competitive party system /Richard Gunther, Giacomo Sani, and Goldie Shabad.
Kurlansky, Mark. (2000.) The Basque history of the world /Mark Kurlansky.
Nunez, Luis C. (1997.) The Basques :their struggle for independence.
Powell, Charles T. (1996.) Juan Carlos of Spain :self-made monarch /Charles Powell.
Preston, Paul (1986.) The triumph of democracy in Spain /Paul Preston.
Preston, Paul (c1986 (1990 pri) The triumph of democracy in Spain /Paul Preston.
Ross, Christopher J. (1997.) Contemporary Spain :a handbook /Christopher J. Ross.
Woodworth, Paddy (2002.) Dirty war, clean hands :ETA, the GAL and Spanish democracy /[by] Paddy Woodworth.
(2001.) Spain :a history /edited by Raymond Carr.
This module is at CQFW Level 5