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; and the mechanisms which ensure the supremacy of the Constitution, specially jurisdictional protection developed by the Constitutional Court.
5. 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
6. Knowledge and significance of the democratic principle as a basis of the Constitutional Organization and the various instruments which allow the participation in the public affairs
7. Knowledge of the position of the diverse State Central Institutions and the map of the connections among them (Crown, Cortes Generales or Parliament, Government and the Judicial Power)
8. Knowledge of the basis of the territorial organization of the State, giving special attention to the Autonomous Communities: organization, competencies distribution, relations with the State...