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Undergraduate Course: Restoration Spain, 1875-1923 (HIST10302)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaHistory Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course examines Spanish history from the restoration of the monarchy in 1875 to the establishment of the Primo de Rivera military dictatorship in September 1923. While this is a period of liberal constitutional government, it is dominated by the 'Disaster' of 1898, when Spain lost the remnants of her Empire. The course will assess the performance of the Spanish economy, the domestic impact of 1898 and examine the changing role of the Catholic Church and the military in Spanish politics and society. It will also discuss populist politics and the growth of mass Socialist and Anarchist trade union movements as well as the emergence of Catalan and Basque nationalism.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission.

** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **

Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  24
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 67 %, Coursework 33 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course students will be required to demonstrate in their course work, written examination and oral presentations the following attributes:

the ability to critically assess different historiographical interpretations of Spanish history between 1875-1923;
the capacity for analytical and critical thinking;
the ability to assess critically primary and secondary sources, understanding the challenges faced by historians when investigating the past;
the capacity to work independently on a research topic and demonstrate the ability to evaluate and use effectively the relevant information;
show an appreciation of, and respect for, different opinions;
be able to express themselves clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
the ability to produce well-argued, well-documented, and properly referenced coursework;
good time-management and the ability to organize the workload effectively so as to meet the established deadlines.
Assessment Information
The course will require one 3000 word essay and one two hour examination (April/May). The essay will make up one third of the final assessment. The examination will be worth two-thirds of the final assessment
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Study Abroad Not entered
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KeywordsRestoration Spain
Course organiserDr Julius Ruiz
Tel: (0131 6)50 3760
Course secretaryMiss Annabel Stobie
Tel: (0131 6)50
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