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Seminar in Iberian Studies

Code 12055
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 12
Workload OT(30H)/TP(60H)
Scientific area Estudos Portugueses e Estudos Espanhóis
Entry requirements Do not exist.
Learning outcomes - To reflect on personal and social identity associated with the Iberianism; - To recognizing the Latin cultural matrix in various peninsular cultural events; - To analyze the suitability of the speech to the purpose; - To check semantic and syntactic connections; - To use different resources for self- and hetero-correction; - To develop language and sociocultural skills.
Syllabus MODULE I: LATIN INFLUENCES OF THE IBERIAN CULTURE 1. Introduction: reminiscences of Celtic and Greek culture in the Peninsula; Romanization process; Arabic legacy. 2 The Latin as stratum of the Portuguese and Spanish vocabulary: formation of the Romanic languages; Latinisms and Latin expressions in current use. 3. Reflections of Roman religion in the Iberian Catholicism. 4. Influence of Latin literature in Peninsular authors from the 15th century onwards. 5. Latin influences on peninsular play life: "Panem et circenses" = "Bread and football"?; the Roman baths and the SPA. 6. Reflections of Roman cuisine in the Iberian eating habits. MODULE II: EXPRESSION PRACTISES OF THE PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE 1. Geographical diffusion of the Portuguese language. .2 Evolution of Portuguese language: The New Orthographic Agreement of 1990. 3. Treatment of the most common problems in the Portuguese language (morphology, syntaxis and semantic fields). 3. The production of scientific text.
Main Bibliography MODULE I: ALARCÃO, Jorge de, Portugal Romano, Lisboa, Verbo, 1987. BALESTEROS, Carmen e PALOMERO, Santiago (coord), «Arqueologia judaica», in Atas do 3º Congresso Internacional de Arqueologia Peninsular, vol. 8, Porto, ADECAP, 2000, p. 127-227. REBELO, Luís de Sousa, A Tradição Clássica na Literatura Portuguesa, Lisboa, Livros Horizonte, 1982. MODULE II: CASTELEIRO, João Malaca, A Língua e a Sua Estrutura (conjunto de artigos publicados, isoladamente, na revista mensal Escola Democrática, Edição da Responsabilidade da Direcção-Geral do Ensino Básico, 1980). REI, José Esteves, Curso de Redacção I – A Frase, Porto, Porto Editora, 1994. REI, José Esteves, Faça-se Ouvir. Domine o Discurso em Qualquer Situação, Porto, Porto Editora, 2013. VÁZQUEZ CUESTA, Pilar e LUZ, Maria Albertina Mendes da, Gramática da Língua Portuguesa, trad. Ana Maria Brito e Gabriela de Matos, Lisboa, Edições 70, 1971.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Classes will be theoretical and practical, using active methodologies focused on the student. In Module I, the literary text (from Latin authors and from peninsular authors), the historical text and the essayistic text will be used with assiduity; students will be guided to the correct execution of the research works, which will be the most relevant item of the evaluation. In what concerns the Module II, classes will have an eminently practical nature, through the realizationof regular exercises, the production and correction of texts produced by the students, which will be the basis of the evaluation of this part of the unit content.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-18

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