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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: November-February
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
November-February 2017 15/10/2017
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Rolling Admission 02/01/2018 20/01/2018

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Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education Program Type: Short Term Partner Program - Study Abroad
New Colombo Plan Funded: No Language of Instruction: English
Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point Credit Type: Undergraduate
OS Help Available: Yes Scholarships Available: No
Program Description:
Contemporary Spanish Society

Contemporary Spanish Society: From Dictatorship to Democracy

About the program:
How can the country tolerate an unemployment rate of 20%? Why has Catalan and Basque nationalism dominated politics for decades? Why does a country with a historic reputation for machismo boast such progressive laws on gender and gay marriages? How come political corruption remains so prevalent? This course examines political and social issues relevant to Spaniards today. It begins by discussing recent history in order to contextualize the major themes of the past few decades. It then moves to those subjects that emerged out of the transition to democracy – regionalism, terrorism, and linguistic pluralism – and still account for many of the peculiarities of Spanish politics. The second half of the course analyses “Spain’s Second Transition” under José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero by focusing on immigration, Islamic fundamentalism, foreign policy, gender and family relations, historical memory, political corruption, and the economic crisis. The course is multi-disciplinary, consisting of a mixture of readings from political science, history, and cultural studies.

Location profile:
Barcelona is on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula (which includes Spain and Portugal) and on the shores of the stunning Mediterranean. With a population of 1.5 million, it is Spain's second largest city and one of the central hubs for business in Europe. Barcelona is located in the semi-autonomous Spanish region of Cataluña and has two official languages: Castilian Spanish and Catalan. English is very commonly spoken, especially by servers and other hospitality staff, as Barcelona considers itself as much European as Spanish to certain extents and hosts millions of tourists each year. 
Barcelona’s prime location on the Mediterranean Sea creates a pleasant climate not too different from Australia, and thus safeguards year-round entertainment for all those who visit this dynamic city. A fantastic public transport system makes all the great places and sites Barcelona has to offer easy to visit.
Barcelona is world class when it comes to culture, including art, cuisine and traditions unique to this wonderful city. From the Spanish tradition of tapas to frequent festivals, human pyramids called castellers, and a naturally healthy appetite for food, drink and social company, Barcelona pulsates with life. 
Participants live within reasonable walking or public transit distance of the program base in L'Eixample at Barcelona School for International Studies (SIS). The campus is conveniently located close to the Urquinaona metro stop, providing access to the rest of the city and outlying areas. SIS is a five-minute walk from Plaza Cataluña, the centre of the city, and from the Ramblas, Barcelona's most famous street.

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Academic information:
This program has been assessed as a level 2 elective for 1 Deakin credit. Please note this course cannot count towards Spanish Major
Approved by Arts and Education


How can the country tolerate an unemployment rate of 20%? Why has Catalan and Basque nationalism dominated politics for decades? Why does a country with a historic reputation for machismo boast such progressive laws on gender and gay marriages? How come political corruption remains so prevalent? This course examines political and social issues relevant to Spaniards today. It begins by discussing recent history in order to contextualize the major themes of the past few decades. It then moves to those subjects that emerged out of the transition to democracy – regionalism, terrorism, and linguistic pluralism – and still account for many of the peculiarities of Spanish politics. The second half of the course analyses “Spain’s Second Transition” under José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero by focusing on immigration, Islamic fundamentalism, foreign policy, gender and family relations, historical memory, political corruption, and the economic crisis. The course is multi-disciplinary, consisting of a mixture of readings from political science, history, and cultural studies. For more information please visit this link.

Please be advised that the Barcelona School for International Studies requires a student’s official transcript when considering applicants. Ordering an official transcript from a university can take up to a few weeks. Students applying near or on the program’s application deadline should plan to have their official transcript on hand.

Accommodation:
You will stay in fully furnished shared apartments. These are centrally located in the city of Barcelona, close to cafes, restaurants and bars. Public transportation is close by allowing a 25-minute commute to the campus. Students will share a bedroom with another student on the program with a total of three to six students per apartment. Each apartment has a shared living room, bathrooms and well-equipped kitchen. Bed linens and towels provided.

Cost: $5,299
Price includes cultural and recreational trips and activities in Barcelona, one guided weekend excursion outside of Barcelona, tuition fees (one course only), accommodation (shared apartment), medical and accident insurance, on the ground CISaustralia support services for the duration of your program, assistance with travel arrangements, pre-departure guide and session, airport pick up on designated arrival day. This is a Study Abroad program meaning no tuition is paid to Deakin University.

Program Dates: 2nd January to 20th January 2018

For more information please visit the partner website

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Short Term Partner Programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.


This program is currently not accepting applications.