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History of Spain: From the Middle Ages to the Present

HIST 255
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 250, IBST 233
Certificates: International Relations

This course is an introduction to the history of Spain from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. We will cover the Islamic period, the Christian expansion, the imperial age, the liberal and republican regimes, the 20th-century dictatorships, and the late democratic period. Through the analysis of historical sources, literature and poetry, art and film, students will learn not only about the past, but also about the way in which history affects and has affected the collective identities of the Spaniards, and therefore the way in which the past shapes the future.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
The study of the past is always an exploration of a distant culture whose parameters we need to learn (even when that culture, or that past, is not that distant: paraphrasing Lowenthal, "the past is a foreign country.") In order to learn that culture, we need to master the art of interpreting documents and expressions from the past: literature, art, political writings, etc.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(COL)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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