Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2023-24

The subject of «The Spanish Constitution. Rights, Freedoms and State Institutions» explains and analyses the Spanish constitutional system's bill of rights (rights and liberties of Chapter II of Title I), and principles on social and economic policy (Chapter III of Title I) 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.



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.
  • 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.
  • 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 2023-24

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 
The subject of «The Spanish Constitution. Rights, freedoms and State Institutions» has as targets to know and understand the system of rights and fundamental freedoms in the Spanish Constitution and institutions and constitutional bodies, as well as 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.





Code: 19007
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 9,00
Theoretical credits: 2,70
Practical credits: 0,90
Distance-base hours: 5,40

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 2,7
    Practical credits: 0,9
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught