HUM 127: Spanish Civilization

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2020
Credits: 3
Total Contact Hours: 54
Lecture Hours : 54
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 108
District General Education: C2. Humanities, D1. History and Political Science
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

Spanish Civilization provides an interdisciplinary global understanding of the culture and history of Spain. The course critically analyzes contemporary Spanish society by examining the social and historical traditions and institutions that shape the Spanish way of life in the 20th century. 54 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Analyze the various social and economic forces that have shaped Spanish society.
  • Explain the historical and ethnic sources that have formed the Spanish culture.
  • Better assess the nature of the relationship between Spain and the United States.

Major Course Content

  1. Introduction: The Land and its People
  2. Major Historic Periods
    1. Prehistoric Spain
    2. Medieval Spain
      1. Life in Medieval towns
      2. Christians, Moors and Jews in Medieval Spain
      3. The Role of the Spanish Inquisition in Spanish History
    3. The Conquest of the New World
    4. The Spanish Renaissance
    5. The Golden Age
    6. The Bourbons
    7. The Spanish Republic
    8. The Spanish Civil War
      1. Francisco Franco’s Dictatorship
      2. The Valley of the Fallen
    9. The Spanish Monarchy
  3. The Current Government System in Spain
  4. Spain and the European Community.
  5. Spanish Architectures, Gastronomy and Art - Illustrating the Influence of Different Historical Periods..
  6. History of the Spanish Language
  7. General Overview of Spanish Literary History
  8. Economic Development in Spain.
  9. Spain in a Global Economy.

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

For class preparation, students will read: 1. Primary source materials 2. Secondary source supplemental readings 3. Additional text pertinent to the research paper assignment

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Students will writes short, focused chapter summary/review papers. Students will write a formal 10-12 page research paper that relies on critical analysis, synthesis, and presentation of a thesis supported with evidence.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Over an 16 week presentation of the course three hours per week are required for each unit of credit. Two hours of independent work done out of class are required for each hour of lecture. Students will be required to complete the following types of assignments outside of the regular class time:
Study Write essays, research papers, lab reports, or journals Related field trips Attend guest lectures
DEGREE APPLICABLE COURSE: 2 hours of independent work done out of class per each hour of lecture or class work, or 3 hours lab, practicum, or the equivalent, per unit.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture

IGETC Area 3: Arts and Humanities

3B. Humanities

IGETC Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences

4F. History