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SPPO3071 Contemporary Spain: Politics, Culture and Society After FrancoSPPO3071 Contemporary Spain: Politics, Culture and Society After FrancoCredits: 20This Module is approved as a Discovery ModuleThis module replaces SPPO3070SPPO3010 Practical Language Skills in Spanish 3 This module is mutually exclusive with: SPPO3050 Things Can Only Get Better: The Role of the Arts and CulturaDiscovery module overviewModule SummaryThis module takes a holistic view of social, political and cultural change in Spain from the end of the Franco dictatorship through to the years of socialist rule under Jos Luis Zapatero. The thirty five years thus studied enable students to develop a detailed and situated knowledge of the institutions, cultural practices, political debates and transformations of contemporary Spain set against an informed historical background elaborated upon by four tutors in SPLAS. ObjectivesThis module aims to complement existing student knowledge on recent Spanish history and to develop it by referring to a particular period of time: the Transition from dictatorship to democracy and the transformations that Spain experienced over the years from the end of Francoism up to the period governed by the Socialist Party. SyllabusAfter an introductory session, the module tackles a variety of topics related to Spanish politics, society and culture. The legacies of the long dictatorship led by General Francisco Franco will be addressed in separate sessions on the Spanish Transition to Democracy and the Historical Memory of the Civil War and Franco's regime. The accession to the European Economic Communities in 1986 as well as the Spanish economy since the 1970s will also be studied. The module also tackles issues like gender politics, the well-known La Movida movement and the recent developments in Spanish society such as the 15-M and the Indignados movementLearning Outcomes- understand the transformations of contemporary Spain- develop historical sensitiveness regarding the memory of violent conflict and the legacy of authoritarianism - have an in-depth knowledge of a range of cultural, political and social issues affecting contemporary Spain- be aware of how history continues to affect contemporary realities in Spain- have understood the role of the economy in social and political change - be able to interrogate the relationship between institutions, identities and social movements in respect of social changeSkills OutcomesStudents will acquire the ability to sustain detailed and competent debates across a range of subject areas relevant to the module and to put into practice this knowledge in written form as part of the module assessment.