Modern Languages and Cultures

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title BRAZILIAN POPULAR CULTURE
Code HISP333
Coordinator Dr L Shaw
Modern Languages and Cultures
Lisa.Shaw@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2016-17 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

None  

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Co-requisite modules:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 17
The module is taught by a combination of formal lectures, student-led seminar presentations and class discussion. All conducted during the lecture slots.
7
The module is taught by a combination of formal lectures, student-led seminar presentations and class discussion. All conducted during the lecture slots.
        24
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 126
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Unseen Written Exam  2 hours  Semester 2  50  Yes    Exam Notes (applying to all assessments) Essay [02] Deadline is Wednesday : final week of teaching before the Easter vacation Written exam [01] Students will answer two questions, but cannot answer on the subject of their assessed essay.  
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Coursework  3,000 words  Semester 2  50  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Essay  

Aims

  • To study and analyse a range of examples of Brazilian popular culture within their socio-historical and political contexts

  • To examine and understand the relationship between popular culture and identity formation (based on race/ethnicity, class, nation and/or gender)

  • To develop independent research and analytical skills

  • To develop written and oral presentation skills


  • Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this module students will have a knowledge of a range of key examples of Brazilian popular culture and their socio-historical and political contexts

    Students will understand how popular cultural forms relate to and are informed by their given socio-historical and political contexts, and be able to apply this understanding to other geographical and historical contexts

    Students will understand how popular cultural forms engage with issues of identity formation, and be able to apply this understanding to other contexts

    Students will have improved their independent research, analytical and written and oral presentation skills


    Teaching and Learning Strategies

    Lecture - The module is taught by a combination of formal lectures, student-led seminar presentations and class discussion. All conducted during the lecture slots.

    Seminar - The module is taught by a combination of formal lectures, student-led seminar presentations and class discussion. All conducted during the lecture slots.


    Syllabus

    Topics covered during the module may include:


    Popular music: samba

    Popular music: bossa nova

    Popular music: Tropicalia

    Popular religions: candomblé and umbanda

    The martial art/dance capoeira

    Popular cinema: the chanchada

    The telenovela - soap operas

     



    Recommended Texts

    Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.
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