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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
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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 (especially Angola and Mozambique). 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.
Course description Not entered
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
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) = 50 % for coursework
1 oral presentation 10%
S1 = ONE formative Essay Plan
S1 = ONE 2000 word essay 20%
S2 = ONE 2000 word essay 20%

= 1h30min degree exam (50%)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:30
Resit Exam Diet (August)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop analytical, communication and presentation skills through group discussions and individual presentations on aspects of literature and history related to the Portuguese-speaking world
  2. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the main currents in the Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African history, culture and politics, as seen through a range of disciplines, using a selection of core theories, principles and concepts.
  3. Learn about historical debate and adopt a critical approach to literature and cultural artefacts, assessing the relationship between history and aspects of cultural expression, comparing and contrasting ideas, concepts and issues while taking account of different disciplinary and geographical contexts.
  4. Consider the present in relation to the past and understand the wider role of literature, culture and memory in the shaping of nations¿ identity.
  5. 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 familiarise themselves with the other nations whose language is Portuguese.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements For visiting students, the course is available only with the explicit permission of the Course Organiser for Portuguese.

KeywordsDELC C&S in Port
Course organiserDr Raquel Ribeiro
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635
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