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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - Hispanic Studies

Undergraduate Course: Culture and Society in the Portuguese Speaking World (ELCH08007)

Course Outline
School School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures College College of Humanities and Social Science
Course type Standard Availability Available to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area European Languages and Cultures - Hispanic Studies Other subject area None
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description This course will provide an interdisciplinary survey of the culture and society of the Portuguese-speaking world. Students will be introduced to the 7 nations whose official language is Portuguese, although specific focus will be placed on Portugal, Brazil, and Portuguese-speaking Africa. The diversity of cultural expression across three continents will be explored through the study of three literary texts in their historical context, as well as through reference to other forms of articulation, such as music and art.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements There are no specific requirements for students planning to take this course. However, some experience of the study of literature and/or history at first year level would be preferable. This course is not normally available to first year students.
Additional Costs The purchase of literary texts - total cost approximately 35.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites Entry to any language course above introductory level is subject to a language test by the relevant subject area on arrival and at the discretion of the course organiser.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-22 11:10 - 12:00
CentralLecture1-22 11:10 - 12:00
First Class Week 1, Tuesday, 11:10 - 12:00, Zone: Central. Chrystal Macmillan Building Seminar Room 4
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes Stationery Requirements Comments
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:002 x 8 sides
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:002 x 8 sides
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- Students will develop analytical, communication and presentation skills through group discussions and individual presentations on aspects of literature and history.
- Students will learn to handle historical debate and how to adopt a critical approach to literature assessing the relationship between history and aspects of cultural expression.
- On completing the course, students should be familiar with the background to the cultural and artistic expression of Portugal, Brazil and Mozambique, whilst also knowing something of the other nations whose language is Portuguese. They will also be better able to consider the present in relation to the past and understand the wider role of literature and memory in the shaping of a nation's development.
Assessment Information
2 course-assessed essays (end Semester 1 & end Semester 2)
1,500 words each (30%)
1 2hr Degree exam (70%)
Special Arrangements
For visiting students, the course is available only with the explicit permission of the Course Organiser for Portuguese.


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Contacts
Course organiser Dr Charlotte Hammond Matthews
Tel: (0131 6)50 3631
Email: c.e.liddell@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Mrs Fiona Scanlon
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
Email: Fiona.Scanlon@ed.ac.uk
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