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Course description
  THE CONSTITUTION AND ITS SOURCES

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2019-20

The subject of the Constitution and its sources explains and studies, first, the history of constitutionalism and the history of the Spanish constitutionalism, to address, in a second block of contents, the Constitution as Legal Norm and its system of sources, as well as the structural principles of the legal order. This discipline enable students to obtain a basic legal-constitutional knowledge on the constitutional foundations of the Spanish legal order and the application of the system of sources to the Social and Democratic State of Law. This subject contributes to the professional profile of the degree and to the development of specific and generic competences offering the knowledge of the basis of the entire legal system. The syllabus structures the subject within the basic knowledge connecting it with the other legal matters.The subject of the Constitution and its sources explains and studies, first, the history of constitutionalism and the history of the Spanish constitutionalism, to address, in a second block of contents, the Constitution as Legal Norm and its system of sources, as well as the structural principles of the legal order. This discipline enable students to obtain a basic legal-constitutional knowledge on the constitutional foundations of the Spanish legal order and the application of the system of sources to the Social and Democratic State of Law. This subject contributes to the professional profile of the degree and to the development of specific and generic competences offering the knowledge of the basis of the entire legal system. The syllabus structures the subject within the basic knowledge connecting it with the other legal matters.The subject of the Constitution and its sources explains and studies, first, the history of constitutionalism and the history of the Spanish constitutionalism, to address, in a second block of contents, the Constitution as Legal Norm and its system of sources, as well as the structural principles of the legal order. This discipline enable students to obtain a basic legal-constitutional knowledge on the constitutional foundations of the Spanish legal order and the application of the system of sources to the Social and Democratic State of Law. This subject contributes to the professional profile of the degree and to the development of specific and generic competences offering the knowledge of the basis of the entire legal system. The syllabus structures the subject within the basic knowledge connecting it with the other legal matters.The subject of the Constitution and its sources explains and studies, first, the history of constitutionalism and the history of the Spanish constitutionalism, to address, in a second block of contents, the Constitution as Legal Norm and its system of sources, as well as the structural principles of the legal order. This discipline enable students to obtain a basic legal-constitutional knowledge on the constitutional foundations of the Spanish legal order and the application of the system of sources to the Social and Democratic State of Law. This subject contributes to the professional profile of the degree and to the development of specific and generic competences offering the knowledge of the basis of the entire legal system. The syllabus structures the subject within the basic knowledge connecting it with the other legal matters.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity for oral and written communication.
  • CG4 : Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • CG5 : Develop the capacity for organisation and planning.
  • CG7 : Develop critical and self-critical thought.
  • CG9 : Capacity for self-learning and adapting to new situations.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Awareness of the importance of Law as a system for regulating social relationships.
  • CE11 : Capacity for negotiation and conciliation.
  • CE14 : Understanding of the main public and private institutions in their genesis and as a whole.
  • CE15 : Understand the different ways laws are created through historical evolution and current reality.
  • CE2 : Perceive the unitary nature of the legal code and the interdisciplinary vision required for legal problems.
  • CE4 : Capacity to handle legal sources (legal, jurisprudential and doctrinal).
  • CE6 : Capacity to read and interpret legal texts.
  • CE7 : Capacity to write legal documents.
  • CE9 : Acquire critical conscience in analysing legal codes and the development of legal dialectics.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2019-20

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)
To know and understand the political transition process and the constituent process.
To know and understand the legal order and its structural principles.
To know and understand the Constitution as Legal Norm and its superior values.
To know and understand the sources of Law.

Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2018-19
To know and understand the general theory of State and Constitution. Regarding to the Spanish legal order:
To know and understand the political transition process and the constituent process.
To know and understand the legal order and its structural principles.
To know and understand the Constitution as Legal Norm and its superior values.
To know and understand the sources of Law.

 

 

 

General

Code: 19000
Lecturer responsible:
ESQUEMBRE CERDA, MARIA DEL MAR
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,80
Practical credits: 0,60
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: STATE LEGAL STUDIES
    Area: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
    Theoretical credits: 1,8
    Practical credits: 0,6
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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