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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
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEuropean Languages and Cultures - Hispanic Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis 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 film, music and art.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Portuguese 1 (ELCH08012)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Portuguese Language 2 (ELCH08013)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs The purchase of literary texts - total cost approximately 35.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
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, Mozambique and Angola, 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
1 course-assessed essay of 1,500 words (20%)
1 presentation on a cultural topic (10%)
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.


Additional Information
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KeywordsDELC C&S in Port
Contacts
Course organiserDr Charlotte Hammond Matthews
Tel: (0131 6)50 3631
Email: C.E.Matthews@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Fiona Scanlon
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
Email: Fiona.Scanlon@ed.ac.uk
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