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Civilizações e Culturas Anglo-Americanas - Línguas e Relações Empresariais - Sem Ramos - Especialidades


7.5
ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 1 / 1º Semestre
Plan: 2013/14
Scientific Area: CUL
Level: Básico

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical:
Theorical-Pratical: 64.00
Pratical and Laboratorial:
Fieldwork:
Seminar:
Internship:
Tutorial:

 

Assigned Internship Hours:
Assigned Projects Hours:
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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Línguas e Relações Empresariais - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2013/14

Teaching Staff

Dominique Marie Figueira Curado Castanheira da Costa
Dominique Marie Figueira Curado Castanheira da Costa


Responsibilities:
Regência
Inês Tadeu Freitas Gonçalves
Inês Tadeu Freitas Gonçalves


Responsibilities:
Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico-prático

Course Information

Course Objectivs

Curricular unit objectives:

Taught in English, the course objectives are:

1. Survey study of America's cultural history, and past/present Anglo-American relations, focused on (im)migration movements, social, religious, political and economic developments/trends, intellectual thought, literature and arts; Improve students? knowledge of role of America in the World;

2. Improve students? analytic/critical thought, proficiency in English, and research and self-learning skills.

 

Learning Outcomes:

Students will acquire/consolidate knowledge of: (I) American civilization/culture and past/present Anglo-American relations, focused on the analysis/understanding of historic-cultural phenomena, namely: Shaping national identity/identities, regional cultural developments (Topic 1); Colonisation, (im)migration movements (Topics 2, 3); Socio-economic developments: industrialization, urbanization, and corporative expansion/consolidation (Topic 4); Ethnic/racial diversity/tensions (movements for political, civil and social rights of minorities), social-cultural phenomena/trends: discrimination, racism, multiculturalism (Topics 4, 8); America?s past/present role in the World: expansionism and economic, political and cultural, imperialism (Topic 6); Current foreign policy and globalization challenges (Topic 7); (II) Students willfurther improve analytic/critical thought, proficiency in English, and research/self-learning skills.

 

 

Competences to be developed:

 

(I) Capability to identify, write, and comment on topics related to American Culture and act as intercultural speakers;

(II) Capability to identify and analyze cross-cultural influences between America and other nations;

(III) Capability of analytic/critical thought;

(IV) Research and self-learning skills, initiative, and decision making; (V) Reading, writing, comprehension and communication skills in English.

 

 

 

Evaluation Criteria

Students will be assessed according to Model A of the University Evaluation Regulations, as indicated in the table below.

 

 

Type

 

Components

 

Grading

 

Exam Dates

REGULAR STUDENTS (N)

Pop Quizzes (Multiple Choice):

TP

40%

 

Total of 5 quizzes (8% each)

NO prior warning.

EXAM 1 (Essay Question):

This exam will cover all programme topics, lectures (theory) and tutorials (readings, drillings, presentations) from course start to exam date.

 

 

TP

 

 

 

30%

 

 

 

FRIDAY 03 NOV 2017

11 am ? 1 pm

EXAM 2 (Essay Question):

This exam will cover all programme topics, lectures (theory) and tutorials (readings, drillings, presentations) from Exam 1 to Exam 2 date.

 

 

TP

 

 

 

30%

 

 

 

FRIDAY 15 DEC 2017

11 am ? 1 pm

RE-SIT / SPECIAL EXAMS:

TP

100%

When scheduled by UMa.

WORKING STUDENTS (T)

(who are unable to attend classes on a regular basis)

EXAM 1 (Essay Question):

This exam will cover all programme topics, lectures (theory) and tutorials (readings, drillings, presentations) from course start to exam date.

 

 

TP

 

 

 

50%

 

 

 

FRIDAY 03 NOV 2017

11 am ? 1 pm

EXAM 2 (Essay Question):

This exam will cover all programme topics, lectures (theory) and tutorials (readings, drillings, presentations) from Exam 1 to exam date.

 

 

TP

 

 

 

50%

 

 

 

FRIDAY 15 DEC 2017

11 am ? 1 pm

RE-SIT / SPECIAL EXAMS:

TP

100%

When scheduled by UMa.

 

TO PASS THIS COURSE:

 

  • Come to the Lectures/Tutorials: although you can read the texts on the programme topics, they will be expanded in each class/tutorial meeting.
  • Read the assigned texts each week and make summaries of the topics addressed. They will be covered in the exams.
  • Expect to spend several hours each week reading and taking notes.
  • Form Study Groups (discuss topics taught and compare your notes and research findings with your fellow students)

 

Note 1: In class meetings and tutorials, students are expected to be participative and make active contributions.

 

Note 2: To pass this course you must study daily. You hardly stand a chance if you cram study a few days before the exams.

 

 

 

Program Resume (get program detail)

Main Bibliography

Norton, Mary et al.(eds.). A People and a Nation (Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 7th edn. 2005). Hardback ISBN 0-618-37589-9. Paperback edition (Dolphin Ed: Student Text: Complete V.1 & V.2, 2006). Copies available at UMa?s library.

and a Set of  Texts and Handouts: Available for download at ? InfoAlunos?.

Other Biographical Sources / Support Documents

BERCOVITCH, Sacvan. The Rites of Assent: Transformation in the Symbolic Construction of America (NY and London: Routledge, 1993).

BRADBURY, Malcolm, and Howard Temperley. Introduction to American Studies (London: Longman, 1981).

BREIDLID, Anders et al. (eds). American Culture: An Anthology (London & NY: Routledge, 1997, rpt. 2004).

CAMPBELL, Neil and Alasdair Kean. American Cultural Studies: An Introduction to American Culture (London and New York: Routledge, 1997).

CHOMSKY, Noam. Hegemony or Survival: America?s Quest for Global Dominance (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Books, 2003).

CLOSE, Ellis, The Rage of a Privileged Class: Why are Middle-Class Blacks Angry? Why Should America Care? (New York: HarperCollins Pub., 1993).

CRUNDEN, Robert M. Body and Soul: The Making of American Modernism: Art, Music and Letters in the Jazz Age, 1912-1926 (NY: Perseus Basic Books, 2000).

DROWNE, Kathleen and Patrick Huber. The 20s (London & Westport: Greenwood Press, 2004).

GLAZER, Natan and Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Beyond the Melting Pot (Cambridge, Mass. & London: The Mit Press, 1995).

HARPER, John Lamberton. American Visions of Europe: Franklin D. Roosevelt, George F. Kennan, and Dean G. Acheson (Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 1994).

HEALE, M. J. Twentieth-Century America: Politics and Power in the United States 1900-2000 (London & New York: Arnold, 2004).

MASSEY, Anne. Hollywood Beyond the Screen: Design and Material Culture (Oxford.: Berg, 2000).

MAUK, David, and John Oakland. American Civilization: An Introduction (London and New York: Routledge, 1995, 3rd ed. 2002, rpt 2003).

MORGAN, Bill (ed.). Allen Ginsberg: Deliberate Prose: Selected Essays 1952-1995 (Harmondsworth, Penguin Books, 2000).

NORTON, Mary  et al. A People a Nation: A History of the United States  (Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005).

PAULSON, Ross Evans. Liberty, Equality, and Justice: Civil Rights, Women?s Rights, and the Regulation of Business, 1865-1932 (USA: Duke Univ. Press, 1997).

PIRES, Mª Laura Bettencourt. Sociedade e Cultura Norte-Americana (Univ. Aberta).

PIRES, Mª Laura. Sociedade e Cultura Norte-Americanas - Textos Complementares (Lisboa: Univ. Aberta)

TALLACK, Douglas. Twentieth-Century America: The Intellectual and Cultural Context (London & NY: Longman, 1991).

WOODARD, Komozi. A Nation within a Nation: Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) & Black Power Politics (Chapel Hills, North Carolina & London: The Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1999).

Student Support

OFFICE HOURS: 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-4 pm.
 

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