Checking date: 29/04/2022

Course: 2023/2024

Contemporary history of Spain
Bachelor in History and Politics (Plan: 394 - Estudio: 352)

Coordinating teacher: RUIZ FRANCO, MARIA DEL ROSARIO

Department assigned to the subject: Humanities: History, Geography and Art Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
PART 1: THE FORMATION OF LIBERAL SPAIN (1808-1874) 1. Crisis of the Old Regime and liberal revolution. 2. Political instability and social change. 3. The slow penetration of capitalism PART 2. THE RESTORATION PERIOD (1875-1931) 4. The Canovas┬┐ Restoration. General features. 5. Economic, social and cultural outlook of Spain between 1900 and 1930. 6. The war of Cuba and "regenerationism". 7. Political crisis of the Restoration system. The opposition to the system: socialism, anarchism, nationalism. 8. The war in Africa and the military question. 9. The Dictatorship of Primo de Rivera (1923-1930) PART 3. THE CRISIS OF THE THIRTIES (1931-1939) 10. The arrival of the Second Republic. The reformist biennium (1931-1933). 11. The Radical-CEDA biennium. The center-right in power (1933-1936). 12. The elections of 1936 and the military uprising. 13. The Spanish Civil War: causes, stages and development. 14. Evolution of the sides in conflict. Republican Spain and insurgent Spain. PART 4: FRANCO'S SPAIN (1939-1975) 15. The postwar period and the repression. The first Francoism: from national-syndicalism to national-Catholicism (1939-1959). 16. The dictatorship, from its heyday to its decline (1959-1975). Economic, social and political transformations. The opposition groups. 17. Approach to the figure of Francisco Franco.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.