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Cultural Studies: Spanish Culture(s) from 1940 to the Present Business, Management & Finance Program Spring 2025 Semester - Madrid

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Cultural Studies: Spanish Culture(s) from 1940 to the Present

Cultural Studies: Spanish Culture(s) from 1940 to the Present Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Location: Madrid, Spain
Primary Subject Area: Cultural Studies
Instruction in: English
Course Code: 755
Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 42
Prerequisites: This course is esigned for American students. It is recommended but not necessaryt to have a basic knowledge of contemporary Spanish history.


We will study the cultural production within the historical and social frames of Spain since the second half of the 20th century, a period of its history during which significant changes occurred, until nowadays.
We will also study the cultural manifestations supported by the cultures of both "high culture" and the popular culture: we will analyze newspapers, political speeches, photography, propaganda posters, academic texts and cartoons; we will listen to popular songs; we will watch movies, documentaries, televised news reports and commercials; we will have one field-trip to the Reina Sofia Museum where the Spanish Civil War will be studied through the artists┬┐ work (This class will be offered Thursday afternoon to avoid conflict with other courses). There will be a strong emphasis on the role of women and the evolution of their role in society, analyzing various cultural products that bear witness to these changes.
Among the cultural manifestations that will be analyzed in this course we may mention "El Guernica", Spanish soccer, bullfights, touristic posters,) Educational Models, and Spanish truism and its rendering in advertisements.
Students are expected to study the assigned readings on a daily basis. Class attendance is mandatory.

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