Independence, Federalism and Secession: Catalonia and Beyond
Universidad Pompeu Fabra
Area of Study
European Studies, Spanish Culture
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course offers an overview of the concept and practice of self-determination concerning its history and application to different contexts. From Mr. President Woodrow Wilson Fourteen Points to the recent Catalan Declaration of sovereignty or the Scottish 2014 referendum the notion of self-determination has suffered several changes. On one hand, this course provides a theoretical knowledge on self-determination and secession through its history, main theories and international legal status. On the other hand, it applies theoretical knowledge to processes of self-determination in Eastern and Western Europe. At the end of the course the student will be able to identify different meanings of self-determination through history and will have an expertise on practical cases in Eastern Europe (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovenia) and Western Europe (Basque Country, Catalonia and Scotland).
Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.