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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 become familiar with present-day Spanish society through some of its most representative aspects: population, economy and culture.


  • Population and society.
  • Foreign relations.
  • The Spanish economy and the welfare state.
  • Spanish culture today.

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 with the subjects and concepts dealt with in class.

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