Undergraduate Course: Culture and Society in the Portuguese Speaking World (ELCH08007)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||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 (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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Portuguese 1 (ELCH08012)
||Co-requisites|| Students MUST also take:
Portuguese Language 2 (ELCH08013)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| The purchase of literary texts - total cost approximately £35.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop analytical, communication and presentation skills through group discussions and individual presentations on aspects of literature and history related to the Portuguese-speaking world
- 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.
- 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.
- Consider the present in relation to the past and understand the wider role of literature, culture and memory in the shaping of nations¿ identity.
- 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||For visiting students, the course is available only with the explicit permission of the Course Organiser for Portuguese.
|Keywords||DELC C&S in Port
|Course organiser||Dr Raquel Ribeiro
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635