For students taking LS313 as a wild module: pre-requisite: 'A' level or equivalent in Spanish.
Co-requisite: Must also be registered for LS302.
OverviewThe module is a core course which aims to provide students with a general understanding of the development of the Spain, the Spanish American nations, and their cultures, in order to establish the general historical and cultural framework which underpins all other modules in the BA programmes. The key periods covered are:
This module appears in:
This module will be taught by means of a one-hour lecture and a one-hour seminar for 10 weeks.
Available in the Spring Term under code LS312, in the Autumn Term under code LS313.
Method of assessment
Indicative Reading List:
DAVIES, C. (2002) Hispanic Studies. The Essential Companion. London: Routledge
GARCÍA de CORTÁZAR, F. & GONZÁLEZ VESGA, J.M. (2012), Breve historia de España, Madrid: Alianza
BARTON, S. (2009), A History of Spain, London: Palgrave
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Demonstrate a sound basic knowledge of key figures and events in Spanish and Spanish American history from their origins to the end of the 20th century.
Demonstrate an understanding of the key factors influencing social and political change during this period.
Place social, political and artistic events in a historical context.
Make an informed response to, and evaluate critically a range of texts and topics representative of main historical and cultural movements in Spain and Spanish America.