Faculties and centres
Course context for academic year 2019-20
The subject of the Constitution. Rights, Freedoms and the Institutions of the State explains and analyses the Spanish constitutional system´s bill of rights (rights and liberties (Title I, Chapter II), and principles on social and economic policy (Title I, Chapter III) and their guarantees, the constitutional bodies and the territorial organisation of the State at the Spanish Constitution. This discipline enable students to obtain a basic legal-constitutional knowledge about the functioning of the legislative, executive and judicial powers in a social and democratic State subject to the rule of law. Moreover, the students shall know the main Spanish institutions, the framework of fundamental rights and the constitutional mechanisms for their protection, and the regional decentralization, State of Autonomies. 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.
General Competences (CG)
Specific Competences (CE)
Learning outcomes (Training objectives)
To know and understand the system of rights and fundamental freedoms in the Spanish Constitution;
To know and understand the institutions and constitutional bodies;
To know and understand the territorial and institutional organisation of the State.
Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2018-19
The subject of the Constitution. Rights, freedoms and Institutions of the State has as targets the following: To know and understand the system of rights and fundamental freedoms in the Spanish Constitution, institutions and constitutional bodies, and to know and understand the territorial and institutional organisation of the State. On this basis, students must learn to handle the basic categories of constitutional law.