The subject content consists of a set of matters of constitutional law which aim to provide students with a reasonable level of basic knowledge:
1. Knowledge of origins, historical development and current meaning of concept of Constitution and its functions in the context of the social and democratic State, subject to the rule of law.
2. Knowledge of the period of political transition processes to democracy and the constituent phase of 1978 Spanish Constitution, as well as the general meaning of the main principles underlying the Spanish Constitution and to be able to observe and distinguish its manifestations in the constitutional text.
3. Knowledge of the sources of law and the general principles of operation of the legal system.
4. Knowledge of the normative value of the Constitution and its effects on legal system, composed of both pre-constitutional norms as issued after the adoption of the Constitution, and the special meaning and structure of the constitutional regulations and their interpretation.
5. Knowledge of the mechanisms which ensure the supremacy of the Constitution, specially jurisdictional protection developed by the Constitutional Court.
6. Knowledge of the system of sources of law in the Spanish legal system. In other words, the different types of existing norms and the relationships between them: Law and types of laws; government regulatory provision with force of law; rules; regulations; international treaties¿
7. Knowledge and assessment of the influence of the type territorial organization of power on the system of sources.
8. Knowledge and assessment of the impact of the incorporation of European Union Law into the Spanish legal system.