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

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  20
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 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%:
Presentation (20%), Commentary (20%), Podcast (20%), Essay (40%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the main currents in Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African history, culture and politics, as seen through a range of disciplines, using a selection of core theories and concepts
  2. Learn about historical debate and adopt a critical approach to cultural artefacts in the Lusophone World
  3. Assess the relationship between history and culture, 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. Develop analytical, communication and presentation skills through group discussions and individual presentations on aspects of culture and history related to the Portuguese-speaking world
Reading List
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 organiserMs Ines Lima
Tel: (0131 6)50 2252
Course secretaryMs Bronwen Jones
Tel: (0131 6)50 4026
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