Economics/Political Science: Current Spain

Universidad de Salamanca

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economics/Political Science: Current Spain

  • Host University

    Universidad de Salamanca

  • Location

    Salamanca, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Government, History, International Economics, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    The recent history of Spain provides a well acknowledged model of political and economical development. From the political point of view, Spain went from dictatorship to democracy under a monarchic system in a very smooth way. From an economical perspective, Spain's economy has grown exponentially and what used to be an underdeveloped country in the fifties turned into a modern economy during the eighties and nineties. This course will analyze the different parameters involved in this process.

    1. Introduction to Economics:
    a. Economics and Choices
    b. Three Dimensions in Economic Analysis: Real, Monetary, Financial
    c. Basic Economic Problems
    d. Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
    e. Markets as Allocation Instruments

    2. Economy of Spain:
    a. A Short Review of Spanish Economic History
    b. The Spanish Constitution and the Spanish Economic System
    c. Spain and the European Union
    d. Spain's Regional Organization

    3. Economic Issues in Spain (I): Income and Prices:
    a. Production Sectors and Income Generation
    b. Poverty and Income Distribution
    c. Economic Growth
    d. Inflation and Money

    4. Economic Issues in Spain (II): Social and Environmental Issues:
    a. Environment
    b. Health System

    5. Economic Issues in Spain (III):
    a. External Relations

    6. Balance of Payments:
    a. Development Cooperation

    Bibliography:
    See References In:
    1. http://www.la-moncloa.es/NR/rdonlyres/2E85E75E-E2D9-4148-B1DF-950B06696A6C/74823/Chapter_2.PDF
    2. http://www.oecd.org/document/9/0,3343,en_2649_34569_37919177_1_1_1_1,00.html
    3. http://www.mineco.es/Portal?cultura=en-GB
    4. http://www.la-moncloa.es/IDIOMAS/9/default.htm
    5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Spain

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.