The study course objective is to survey the development and construction of Spanish culture and civilization from pre-Roman times to the present, focusing on history, geography, art, politics, current social issues, and the significance of particular customs. Specifically, the course will examine the cultural threads of distinct identities that have been woven together throughout history to influence the character of contemporary Spanish society. Far from viewing Spanish culture as a seamless entity, we will consider the conflicts between dominant and marginalized groups as crucial forces in the shaping of the Spanish identity. 

The course also addresses current relevant issues regarding politics, religion, economics, family values, gender roles, immigration or regional identities. The course’s goal is to analyze realities and articulate ideas related to Spain, and to consider what it means to be Spanish in the multicultural and multilingual situation of Europe today.