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BA Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Spanish, Portuguese and Latin|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
Brazil is a large, multi-ethnic country, marked by deep social and geographical contrasts. This course will discuss different aspects of Brazilian culture and society through the analysis of representative works from Brazilian literature. By reading original texts in Portuguese, students will significantly improve their vocabulary and syntax while developing a sophisticated knowledge of Brazilian literature and culture.
This unit is available as free choice with knowledge of the target language.
Available on: SPLAS (Portuguese) Programme
Pre-requisite: SPLA52010 Portuguese Language 1 (or equivalent)
Co-requisite: SPLA51050 Portuguese Language 5
On successful completion of this course unit, students will be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
- Discuss key aspects of 19th and 20th century Brazilian literature.
- Discuss important aspects of Brazilian culture and society and and how they are represented in literature.
- Display literary analytical skills
- Display cultural analytical skills (literary analysis, social and political analysis)
- Significantly improve their ability to read Portuguese
- Significantly improve vocabulary and syntax in Portuguese
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Demonstrate independent and critical thinking
- Demonstrate an ability to present material and ideas individually and collectively in oral and written form.
- An ability to participate in group discussions
- An ability to participate in internet discussions
|Assessment task||Weighting unit within (if summative)|
|Informed class participation||10%|
- written feedback on presentations
- written feedback on essays (midterm and final)
- written feedback on class participation and participation on discussion group
- additional one-to-one feedback (during the consultation hour or by making an appointment)
- Bethell, Leslie. “The Independence of Brazil”, Cambridge History of Latin America, vol 3,(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984) pp. 157-196
- Fausto, Boris. A Concise History of Brazil (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1999). SLC
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|Lucia Sa||Unit coordinator|
Please check your ‘My Manchester’ timetables for days/times. Any queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or the Languages Student Information Office.
This module must be passed with a minimum overall mark of 40% in order to progress.