The Role of Women in Spanish History

Universidad de Salamanca

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Role of Women in Spanish History

  • Host University

    Universidad de Salamanca

  • Location

    Salamanca, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Gender Studies, History, Sociology, Spanish Culture, Women's Studies

  • Language Level

    Intermediate, Advanced, Superior

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    5
  • Overview

    General Overview:

    1. TITLE:
    The silence of the women.

    1. Historical Context 1: Role of the woman in Celtic and Iberian societies of the Iberian Peninsula

    2. Historical Context 2: Women in the Classic Antiquity.

    3. Absence of the role of women in historical studies. Informative and Literary Texts
    Internet Information (web pages)
    Audio (debates of television, radio, songs)
    Video (reports, films)

    2. TITLE:
    Women in the Middle Ages.

    1. Brief Historical Context: the feudal society.

    2. Women in education, work, and politics. Maria de Molina.

    3. Woman and the Roman Church.

    4. Transition figure of the time: Isabel ?The Catholic?.
    Informative and Literary Texts
    Internet Information (web pages)
    Audio (debates of television, radio, songs)
    Video (reports, films)

    3. TITLE:
    Women from the Renaissance to the French revolution.

    1. Historical context: the bourgeois society.
    2. Main transformations in the social and legal situation of the woman.
    3. The working woman. New areas.

    4. Relevant women during this time:
    Juana I de Castilla ?the crazy one?
    (the monarchy)
    Santa Teresa de Jesús (the mystic
    one) Informative and Literary Texts
    Internet Information (web pages)
    Audio (debates of television, radio, songs)
    Video (reports, films)

    4. TITLE:
    Women from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century.

    1. Historical Context.
    2. Women and society.
    3. Family, work, and economic activity.
    4. Education.
    5. Political participation.
    6. Relevant women of the time: (Sofía Pérez de Casanova, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Pilar de Sinués...)

    Informative and Literary Texts
    Internet Information (web pages)
    Audio (debates of television, radio, songs)
    Video (reports, films)

    5. TITLE:
    Women in the 2nd Spanish Republic.

    1. Historical circumstances of Spain during the 2nd Republic.
    2. The 1st Republican legislation. Necessary Reforms: universal suffrage.
    3. Participation of the woman in politics.
    4. Birth of new organizations of women.
    5. Relevant women of the time:
    Clara Campoamor , Victoria Kent, Margarita Nelken and Federica Montseny. Informative and Literary Texts
    Internet Information (web pages)
    Audio (debates of television, radio, songs)
    Video (reports, films)

    6. TITLE:

    Women in the Civil Spanish War.

    1. Historical circumstances of the time.

    2. Daily life of women during the war.

    3. Work and women: Contribution to the war economy.

    4. Relevant women of the time: writers, politicians, thinkers, actresses, singers ? (Dolores Ibárruri ?Passion Flower?, Rosa Chacel, Pilar Primo de Rivera, Mercedes Sanz Bachiller ?)
    Informative and Literary Texts
    Internet Information (web pages)
    Audio (debates of television, radio, songs)
    Video (reports, films)

    7. TITLE:
    Women during Francoism.

    1. Brief Historical Context. What is Francoism?
    2. Education of women.
    3. Women and work.
    4. Important women in exile: María Zambrano, Margarita Nelken, Dolores Ibárruri (Passion Flower), Federica Montseny? Informative and Literary Texts
    Internet Information (web pages)
    Audio (debates of television, radio, songs)
    Video (reports, films)

    UNITY General Description of Contents Complimentary materials

    8. TITLE:
    Women in transition.

    1. Historical circumstances of the Spanish transition.
    2. Main changes in the social and legal situation of women.
    3. Poltical participation of women.
    4. Relevant women during this time:
    Lidia Falcón (Feminist party)

    Informative and Literary Texts
    Internet Information (web pages)
    Audio (debates of television, radio, songs)
    Video (reports, films)

    9. TITLE:
    Women in the work of the 20th century.

    1. Brief historical context (from 1950 until today).
    2. Rights of the working woman.
    3. Spanish women and work today.
    4. Looking to the future. Informative and Literary Texts
    Internet Information (web pages)
    Audio (debates of television, radio, songs)
    Video (reports, films)

    10. TITLE:

    Historical advances of the Spanish Woman in the 21st century.

    1. Historical circumstances of present-day Spain.

    2. Time of change:

    Women and the world of business.

    Women and journalism.

    Women in publicity.

    Women and film.

    Feminine Literary Production.

    3. Women of today in:
    politics, journalism, business, film, music, sports, literature ? (Mª Teresa Fernández de la Vega, Carma Chacón, Almudena Grandes, Lucía Etxebarría, Carme Riera, Itziar Bollaín, ?)
    Informative Texts (newspapers, magazines)
    Internet Information (web pages)
    Institute of the woman ? Women of Spain ? Statistics

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