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Sociology - Spain Today: Society and Institutions
University of Barcelona (UB)
Barcelona, Spain

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Sociology 200, 300, 400 Spanish 1 20 Spanish 200 or equivalent

  • To introduce students to the diversity of Spain through its natural regions and Autonomous Regions.
  • To study the process towards democracy through the political transition.
  • To study the Spanish Constitution and present-day institutions.


  • Present-day Spain: its socio-cultural and economic diversity.
  • The political transition to democracy.
  • The Spanish Constitution: The State of the Autonomies and of the institutions.

Reading List

FUSI, J.P. - PALAFOX, J., (1997), España: 1808-1996. El desafío de la modernidad, Madrid, Espasa-Calpe.
PICAZO, M. T., (1996), Historia de España del siglo XX, Barcelona, Crítica (Colección Nuevos Instrumentos Universitarios).


At the end of the term, a written paper in connection to the subjects and concepts dealt with in class.

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