2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SPPO2411 Culture and Society in the Portuguese-Speaking World
15 creditsClass Size: 21
Module manager: Dr Stephanie Dennison
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful completion of SPPO1080 AND SPPO1081 OR SPPO1083.
|SPPO1080||Portuguese Language for Beginners 1A|
|SPPO1081||Portuguese Language for Beginners 1B|
|SPPO1083||Intermediate Portuguese Language|
This module is mutually exclusive with
|SPPO2410||Culture & Society: Portuguese|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThe module will examine a number of key aspects of Luso-Brazilian cultural identity such as Brazilian and Portuguese cinema and its relationship with society; popular religious practices; the impact of the cult of 'Sebastianism' on the Lusophone world; Afro-Brazilian cultural practices; the relationship between Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking nations in Africa, and the role of popular music in Portuguese society.
ObjectivesThis module will be appropriate for those students with an interest in culture and society in the Portuguese-speaking world. It will provide an insight into various aspects of Lusophone cultural identity.
On completion of this module, students will have an understanding of the relationship between cultural production and socio-historical circumstances in the context of the Portuguese-speaking world. They will be able to analyse written and audio-visual material and will have developed the techniques of independent research as well as oral and written presentation skills.
- Ability to engage with texts in different media from a variety of historical periods and geographic areas (which involves critical thinking, the ability to detect patterns and draw conclusions, being able to see issues from a variety of viewpoints, cultural awareness)
- Essay writing skills (which involve analysing complex information, logical thinking, constructing reasoned arguments, developing insights)
- Presentational skills in both written and spoken form.
- Planning, time management, organisational skills.
The module will examine a number of key aspects of Luso-Brazilian cultural identity such as Brazilian and Portuguese cinema and its relationship with society; popular religious practices; the impact of the cult of 'Sebastianism' on the Lusophone world; Afro-Brazilian cultural practices; the relationship between Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking nations in Africa, and the role of popular music in Portuguese society.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||134.00|
|Total Contact hours||16.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private study112 hours reading
10 hours essay writing
7 hours literature review preparation
5 hours seminar preparation
Opportunities for Formative Feedback1,500 literature review
Assessed class presentation
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Literature Review||1,500 words||35.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 13/11/2018 09:25:34
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