SPAN 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. This course is the same as HUM 127. 54 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate understanding of Spanish History and Civilization vocabulary
  • Critically examine and evaluate written text materials, lecture materials, synchronous/asynchronous discussion, and visual aids such as films and internet files. Compare and contrast theories of prejudice and discrimination, cultural and/or historical periods and history of minority groups
  • Develop and practice cultural relativity skills while critically examining and evaluating written text materials, lecture materials, classroom discussions, and visual aids such as films, and internet sites. Recognize and differentiate between the different historical periods of Spain
  • Analyze and apply historical and cultural terminology and theory to examples demonstrated through films, articles, internet materials, text, and lecture examples

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 Civil War
      1. Francisco Franco’s Dictatorship
      2. The valley of the Fallen
    5. 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

Periodical and newspaper articles

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Research papers Summary or articles Critical analysis of current events and or class discussions

Examples of Outside Assignments

Reading and analysis of periodical and/or newspaper articles.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture

IGETC Area 3: Arts and Humanities

3B. Humanities

IGETC Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences

4F. History