Oct 04, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPAN 160 - Spanish Current Events

An overview of current events in contemporary Spain through readings and viewings of contemporary news media contextualized through study of Spain’s recent history, its current political system, and contemporary cultural politics. Course will be offered every year (Summer).

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Relate a basic outline of Spain’s recent history including the authoritarian antecedents of the democratic system and Spain’s political transition to a constitutional Monarchy.
  • Describe the structure of the Spanish political system and identify salient features of government institutions such as the Congress of Deputies, the Senate, and the Constitutional Court.
  • Describe salient features of contemporary Spanish cultural politics including regionalism, migration, politics of the family, women’s and LGBTQ movements, politics of memory, and debates surrounding the European Union.
  • Apply knowledge of Spain’s recent history, current political system, and contemporary cultural politics in order to contextualize readings in contemporary Spanish news media.
  • Compare and contrast Spanish news media, in the context of recent history and current events, to US new media. 

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