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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPPO2411 Culture and Society in the Portuguese-Speaking World

15 creditsClass Size: 21

Module manager: Dr Stephanie Dennison
Email: s.dennison@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of SPPO1080 AND SPPO1081 OR SPPO1083.

Pre-requisites

SPPO1080Portuguese Language for Beginners 1A
SPPO1081Portuguese Language for Beginners 1B
SPPO1083Intermediate Portuguese Language

This module is mutually exclusive with

SPPO2410Culture & Society: Portuguese

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

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.

Objectives

This 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.

Learning outcomes
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.

Skills outcomes
Skills developed:
- 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.


Syllabus

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.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture161.0016.00
Private study hours134.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

112 hours reading
10 hours essay writing
7 hours literature review preparation
5 hours seminar preparation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

1,500 literature review
Assessed class presentation

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 words65.00
Literature Review1,500 words35.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/11/2018 09:25:34

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