Spanish society has changed dramatically over the last half century. The restrictions on personal freedoms that were part of the Franco regime have been lifted to reveal a liberal, tolerant European society that nevertheless still shows some elements of its conservative heritage. This unit (taught in English) explores contemporary Spanish society and culture to show the reasons for the changes, and their effects. The areas under discussion will be family, sexuality and gender; class, money and consumerism; and mass/popular culture.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week
Seminar participation (5%), 1xOral Presentation in a small group (equivalent to 1000wds) and 1x1000wd individual written memorandum on research for the presentation (20%), 1x1hr Mid-semester in-class test (25%), 1x3000wd Research essay (50%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Spanish and Latin American Studies or SPAN3001