|| SP31320 |
|| CONTEMPORARY SPAIN (1975 - DATE) |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Mr Matthew Richards |
|| Intended for use in future years |
|Next year offered
|| N/A |
|Next semester offered
|| N/A |
| 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 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.
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours 1 x 2 hour exam if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 hour exam if no continuous assessment submitted. ||100%|
Upon completion 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.
** Recommended Text
Farrell, M. (2001) Spain and the European Union
Gies, David (1999) The Cambridge Companion to Modern Spanish Culture
Heywood, P. (1995) The Government and Politics of Spain
Heywood, P. and Closa, C. (2003) Spain and the European Union
Preston, Paul (1990) The Triumph of Democracy in Spain
This module is at CQFW Level 6