Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2022-23

The aim of this course is to make students aware of the importance of the law as a regulatory system for social relations, since we are dealing with a branch of the legal system that focuses on the study of the individuals. Likewise, it is also intended that the student understands the system of sources of our legal system and acquires a systematic vision of the main expressions of private autonomy. Its existence in the Degree in Law is justified by the student's need to know the main institutions that integrate the Law of the Person, such as the capacity, the personality rights, or the different civil statuses and their meaning, having special relevance the situation of minors and disabled people and the study of the tutelary institutions. In addition to the natural person, the concept and types of legal persons are addressed in an attempt to give an in-depth view of their forms of organization. For the reasons just mentioned, this course serves as an introduction to the subjects of Law of Obligations and Contracts, Rights in Rem and Mortgages, Family and Inheritance Law, Law of Torts and Consumer Law, where different legal relationships are generated in which the person is the backbone.



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

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity for oral and written communication.
  • CG2 : Information and communication technology skills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CE17 : Capacity to apply general legal principles and regulations to factual suppositions.
  • CE2 : Perceive the unitary nature of the legal code and the interdisciplinary vision required for legal problems.
  • CE3 : Capacity to use constitutional principles and values as tools for interpreting the legal code.
  • 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 2022-23

  • To build and define a solid foundation in the study of civil law.
  • To appreciate the existing nuances around the application of civil law in the Spanish territory
  • To identify the practical application of the theoretical concepts





Code: 19005
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,80
Practical credits: 0,60
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: CIVIL LAW
    Area: CIVIL 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.

Study programmes where this course is taught