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SPAN2631: Cultural and Social Change in Spain

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Code SPAN2631
Academic unit Spanish and Latin American Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Spanish and Latin American Studies or SPAN3001
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the main features of contemporary Spanish society
  • LO2. explore the ways in which Spanish society has changed over the last 50 years and understand the reasons for the changes
  • LO3. place Spain within the broader context of European and global socio-cultural change
  • LO4. analyse the relationship between social change and culture at a general level.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote

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