The Transition: From Franco's Dictatorship to Today's Democratic Spain

Universidad de Granada

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Transition: From Franco's Dictatorship to Today's Democratic Spain

  • Host University

    Universidad de Granada

  • Location

    Granada, Spain

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, History, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    High Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course examines the most significant political, economic, social and cultural events from the middle of last century to those of modern-day Spain. After an introducutory lesson aimed at explaining the precedents to Franco’s regime, we will fully analyse Franco’s military dictatorship and how, after this lengthy period of time, the transition to and consolidation of democracy was achieved.

    1. The precedents to Franco’s regime.
    2. Organisation of the totalitarian State.
    3. Consolidation and the end of international isolation.
    4. Spanish economy and society during the autarchy.
    5. The 60’s: development and social conflict.
    6. Economy and Spanish society in the stage of development.
    7. Towards the crisis. The end of Franco’s dictatorship.
    8. Transition: from Suarez’s government to 23 F
    9. Consolidation: the 80’s and 90’s.
    10. Present-day Spain.

    - 35% of the final mark is based on class participation, attention and attendance.
    - 15% of the final mark is based on written and oral tasks carried out during the course.
    - The remaining 50% is based on marks obtained in the two written tests, one mid-term and the other end-of-term.


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