INTRODUCTION TO THE PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING WORLD (TAUGHT IN PORTUGAL)

PTG3IPW

Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject is an introduction to the historical, political, social and cultural realities of the Portuguese-speaking world through the study of representative prose works and films from Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde and Timor-Leste. It focuses on topics such as the construction of national identity in literature, history and film, and the role historical memory plays in it. Particular attention is paid to the way in which the newly independent Portuguese-speaking countries represent their changed reality in their literature.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorIsabel Moutinho

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be qualified to enrol in a third-year subject, or be prepared to take it as a single subject if they are not university students.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject will be taught overseas.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to collaborate with others in presentig ideas and defending a poitn of view

Activities:
Seminar discussions; oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Ability to communicate and process information about a range of cultural, historical and social issues relating to Portuguese-speaking countries.

Activities:
In-class tests; essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Ability to communicate verbally and to express opinions about Portuguese-speaking countries

Activities:
Seminar discussions; oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

04. Ability to negotiate differences in cultural values between Australians and other citizens of a globalised world

Activities:
Seminar discussions, in-class tests, essay, oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Ability to understand different cultural realities in a globalised society

Activities:
Seminar discussions, in-class tests, essay, oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

06. Critical engagement and development of arguments around a diverse range of issues in contemporary society

Activities:
Seminar discussions, in-class tests, essay, oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

07. Engagement in innovative thinking and independent research

Activities:
Research in local Portuguese press materials and research for essays and oral presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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