Public University of Navarre

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Bachelor's degree in Social Work at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Basic Year: 1 Period: 2º S
Department: Ciencias Humanas y de la Educación
YANIZ BERRIO, EDURNE (Resp)   [Mentoring ] BUCES CABELLO, FRANCISCO JAVIER (Resp)   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

Basic knowledge of social structures and human behavior / History



Social and Political Modern History


General proficiencies

Basic Competencies


CB1 That the students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of study that begins at the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the forefront of your field of study.


CB3 That students have the ability to collect and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgements that include reflection on relevant issues os a social, scientific or ethical nature.


CB5 That the students have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy. 




CG1 Applies in his analysis the knowledge about human behavior and the social environment.


CG2 Produces knowledge about social reality, social problems and the discipline of Social Work.


CG11 Respeta las diferencias individuales y grupales y sabe desenvolverse en contextos interculturales


Specific proficiencies

CE1 Ability to acquire and master the disciplinary knowledge necessary for the analysis of contemporary society, its structure and dynamics, including analyzing the complexity of social phenomena by adopting a multidisciplinary perspective.


CE2 Ability to identify and analyze social problems and needs in which the Social Worker intervenes.


Learning outcomes

The future professionals know and know how to explain in writing and orally the historical context in which social policies and the professionalization of social assistance in Europe and in Spain arise in order to understand their evolution and current situation. 



Methodology - Activity In-person class Autonomous learning
Theoretical classes 42 100
Practical classes 14 100
Researching and writing about a selected topic on development, and where appropriate, oral discussion   10
Autonomous study    
Mentoring 2  
Exams (oral or written) 2 100
TOTAL 60 90




Weight (%) It allows
test resit
Recoverable percentaje Minimum
required grade
RA2, RA3  Practical work: observation, proposal and, where appropriate, evaluation 45% Resit exam 70% 25% requires a grade equal to or higher than 4 out of 10
RA1, RA3, RA4 Oral or written examination, mid-term or quarterly exam   50% Resit exam 100% required  a grade equal to or higher than 4 out of 10
RA3 Attendance and participation in class, and where appropriate, in an organization or company 5%   0%  
  TOTAL 100%   81,5%  






1. The industrial revolution and the transformation of agricultural societies.
2. The cycle of liberal revolutions (1789 - 1848) and european politics up to the 1870's.
3. The rise of the labor movement. Marxism and Anarchism. Development of capitalism to 1873. International Workingmen's Association (IWMA) and International Worker's Association (IWA).
4. The second industrial revolution. Political dynamics. Imperialist expansion until 1914.
5. The Great War (WWI). The Russian revolution (1917). The origins of fascism (1922). The German Nazism.
6. The western democracies during the inter-war period. The Italian Fascism. The great depression of 1930s and the German Nazism. The Second Spanish Republic.
7. The Second World War and post-world war II. The Cold War. International relations. The United Nations (UN). Decolonisation and developing countries.
8. Economic growth and social transformation in the actual world. Welfare State. The world of our time and globalisation.
9. The social and economic question in contemporary Spain.



Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.

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- AROSTEGUI, J., BUCHRUCKER, C. y SABORIDO, J. (2001). El Mundo contemporáneo: Historia y sus problemas. Barcelona: Crítica.

- ARTOLA, M. y PEREZ LEDESMA, M. (2005). Contemporánea: la historia desde 1776, Madrid: Alianza.

- COMÍN, F., HERNÁNDEZ, M., y LLOPIS, E., (Eds.) (2010). Historia económica mundial, siglos X-XX, Barcelona: Crítica.

- FERRO, M. (1997). Colonization: A Global History, London: Routledge.

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- FONTANA, J. (2017). El siglo de la revolución. Una historia del mundo desde 1914, Barcelona: Crítica. 

- FONTANA, J. (2011). Por el bien del imperio. Una historia del mundo desde 1945. Barcelona: Pasado y Presente.

- HOBSBAWM, E. (1996). The age of revolution: Europe 1789 ¿ 1848, New York: Vintage books edition.

- HOBSBAWM, E. (1996). The age of capital: 1848 - 1875, New York: Vintage Books edition.

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- HOBSBAWM, E. (2014). Worlds of Labour, London: Orion Publishing Co.

- KERSHAW, Ian (2018). Roller - Coaster: Europe, 1950 - 2017, London: Penguin Press.

- MARICHAL, C. (2010). Nueva historia de las grandes crisis financieras. Una perspectiva global, 1873-2008, Barcelona: Debate.

- MARKS, R. (2007). The origins of the Modern World, Lanham (Maryland): Rowman & Litllefield Publisher.

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- NUÑEZ SEIXAS, X. (2015). Las utopías pendientes. Una breve historia del mundo desde 1945, Barcelona: Crítica.

- OSTERHAMMEL, J. (2014). The transformation of the World. A Global History of the Nineteenth Century, Princeton (New Jersey; Oxford: Princeton University Press.

- PIKETTY, T. (2014). Capital in the twenty-first century, Cambridge (Massachusetts); London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

- VILLARES, R. Y BAHAMONDE, A. (2001).  El Mundo Contemporáneo. Siglos XIX y XX. Madrid: Taurus.






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