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HPOB00731U  Portuguese - Debates and voices in Brazilian society Volume 2016/2017

Course information

LanguageEnglish
Credit7,5 ECTS
LevelBachelor
Bachelor choice
Duration1 semester
Placement
Spring
Schedule
See link to schedule
Continuing and further education
Study boardStudy board of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Course responsible
  • Georg Walter Wink (10-72707a7d7239827479764b738078397680396f76)
Saved on the 28-04-2016
Content

What social and political issues are Brazilians talking about today? Debates often involve questions of specific groups within society (indigenous groups, immigrants, Blacks), political reforms, urban and regional development, and the like. What these debates often have in common are question of social inclusion/exclusion and identity. The course refers to debates and “voices” because not all speakers have the same power and therefore not all voices are heard to the same extent. Therefore, we will pay attention to a wide range of voices representing a variety of viewpoints. In this way we will be able to see that the very way Brazil is perceived depends on which voices are prominent.

 

This course, taught in English, will take a problem-based approach to topics such as the future of the Amazon, regional disparities, corruption and violence, the challenges of mega-cities, and ethnic relations. Although the starting point is contemporary Brazil (sociological, cultural, economic and political perspectives), the students will learn how to trace the historical background of these debates.

Teaching and learning methods
Class instruction
Exam 1 (BA 2016-ordning)
Credit7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assesment

http:/​/​hum.ku.dk/​uddannelser/​aktuelle_studieordninger/​portugisisk/​

Exam 2 (BA-tilvalg 2016-ordning)
Credit7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assesment

http:/​/​hum.ku.dk/​uddannelser/​aktuelle_studieordninger/​portugisisk/​

Workload
CategoryHours
Preparation162,75
Class Instruction42
Total 204,75
Saved on the 28-04-2016

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