Spain in the 21st century: From the Civil War to Democracy Today
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Area of Study
European Studies, History, Spanish
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course covers the history of Spain since the 1930’s until the first decade of the 21st century. It analyzes the social and economic transformations during this period, the interwar period, the experience of dictatorship, the transition to democracy and its development and the participation of Spain in the project of European unification. Additionally, and following the latest historiographic currents, this course presents monographic themes of interest to Spanish history such as gender, family and sexuality, nations and nationalism, the environment, religion, immigration and global history. Lastly, problematic concepts which have been applied to Spain’s history will be debated such as “failure” or “success”, “backwardness” and “normalization”… This course attempts to determine whether Spain is “different” or not.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations