Summer Courses

Contemporary Spain (from 1868 to the Present): Penn-in-Madrid: Contemporary Spain (from 1868 to the present): Penn-in-Alicante

Summer 2014
Special Session
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Course Number: 
SPAN 327 951
Spanish 219
Primary Program: 
Penn Summer Abroad
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Course Description: 

In this course we study the main events, periods and policies that formed contemporary Spain. In the first half of the course we will study the historical conditions, including a review of the constitutional monarchy (1875-1923) and its dissolution in Primo’s dictatorship (1923-1931), followed by the second Republic and the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). At this stage we will pay special attention to the international pressures that resulted in the defeat of the Republic followed by the advent of Franco’s dictatorship. The second part of the course concentrates on the study of Franco’s regime (1939-1975) and the transition to democracy (1979) as well as the consolidation of the monarchy and Spain’s integration into Europe.

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