POR2001 : Cultures and Societies of the Portuguese-Speaking World
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Fernando Da Silva Beleza Correia Pinto
- Lecturer: Dr Conceicao Pereira
- Teaching Assistant: Ms Loiana Leal Pavlichenko
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value:
Semester 2 Credit Value:
In consonance with the overall aim of the degree offered in the School of Modern Languages, the general aim of this module is to introduce students to the cultures and societies of Brazil, Portugal, and Lusophone Africa, as well as to key contemporary debates that allow for a complex understanding of the Portuguese-speaking world.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module provides an introduction to the cultural production and societies of the Portuguese-speaking world. Students will learn about the cultures and societies of Brazil, Portugal, and Portuguese-speaking Africa through modern and contemporary film, music, literature, and the visual arts. This module will also introduce students to key current debates relating to the Portuguese-speaking world, as well as to some of its most relevant literary and cultural figures.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||8||1:00||8:00||Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||4||1:00||4:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||164:00||164:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|POR2101||Cultures and Societies of the Portuguese-Speaking World - Part 1|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will allow definition of the scope of the syllabus, an introduction to a body of knowledge, and modelling of the analysis required (note-taking). They will make use of PowerPoint, and a hand-out with key words and references will be provided with each lecture. Seminars will provide the students with the opportunity to discuss key texts and topics individually and in groups, give group presentations and develop their independent thinking, critical analysis and debate. All knowledge outcomes are addressed by the mix of interactive lectures and seminar delivery. The module is taught in English.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||50||1||M||30||In-class test in English|
|Essay||2||A||70||2500 words in English. To be submitted at end of Semester 2.|
|Oral Presentation||2||M||Group oral presentations in seminars in Semesters 1 and 2|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The module will be assessed in English. The in-class test in semester 1 will test students’ knowledge of the key concepts covered in the course as well as the contexts and objects of study analysed in class. The group oral presentations will help students develop research skills, allowing them to revisit key concepts from the course and develop their own interpretations of primary material. The essay in semester 2 will help students to develop analytical and organisational skills, as they will be asked to engage with argumentative thinking.