The FCSH offers a multidisciplinary curricular programme taught in English. The programme is designed to broaden learning opportunities at FCSH, enhancing existing curricular offerings to international students and Portuguese students who are fluent in English. Semester-long courses offered at undergraduate level and worth 6 ECTS.
This programme is offered through an agreement established between the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE), USA.
Who can participate?
All students at FCSH may register for individual courses. Courses may be taken in fulfillment of “optional course” (opções livres) by regular students at FCSH. Courses may be taken in fulfillment of academic requirements under the Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus programme.
ANTHROPOLOGY: Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
711 001 061
Course Description: This course aims to provide a critical introduction to theory and debates in the fields of colonialism and post-colonialism, highlighting lines of connection and disconnection between the two. Over the past three decades, the field of post-colonialism has brought issues of race, nation, empire, migration, and ethnicity to the forefront of academic knowledge, examining their interconnection with cultural, political, and economic forces. The present course reflects this interdisciplinary approach, examining the effects of colonization and of the cultural, political, and linguistic power of the West over non-Western cultures and societies, through literary, historical, anthropological, and sociological readings.
Prof. Phillip Havik
HISTORY: The Portuguese Colonial Experience in the Early-Modern Period
711 051 135
Course Description: Lectures cover the history of the Portuguese colonial experience from the 15th to the early 19th century. The course provides students a specific, ample, detailed and up-to-date knowledge of the several periods of Portuguese expansion in the early-modern period, as well as the ability to compare it with other colonial ventures.
Prof. Pedro Cardim
LITERATURE: Portuguese and Brazilian Literature
711 091 142
Course Description: This course is an introductory approach to Portuguese and Brazilian literature focusing on their singular modernities and focusing on the connections between (affinities, differences, and so on). Students read some of the most important literary works by Portuguese and Brazilian modernists such as Eça de Queiroz, Machado de Assis, Fernando Pessoa, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, and Clarice Lispector.
Prof. Abel Barros Baptista
ART HISTORY: Lisbon: city and architecture
Course Description: How did Lisbon acquire its present form? This course covers the history of Lisbon from Roman times to the present by analyzing selected aspects of urbanism, architecture, sculpture and painting and their relationship with the city’s particular historic context. In this course, students will read primary sources and analyze the works of art in loco. This course will enhance students understanding of Portuguese art history and provide them with tools to read any work of art.
Prof. Ana Margarida Rodrigues
COMMUNICATION & MEDIA: The Portuguese Media Ecology
711 160 005
Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the changes underwent by the various Portuguese media in the last decade, particularly regarding the widespread use of the Internet and mobile communications technologies, as well as cable and the future implementation of digital TV. These changes will be analyzed from the perspective of Media Ecology, a discipline that studies the interaction of media as well as their social, cultural, economic and political impact. This theoretical framework will provide the basis for an analysis of particular cases. In-class teaching will be supplemented with fieldtrips.
Prof. Luís Carlos Baptista
MUSIC: Music in Portugal Today: an overview
711 160 015
Course Description: This course offers an introduction to the rich variety of music cultures found in Portugal. We will take an ethnomusicological perspective, which means learning about the social and historical contexts from which different genres emerged, and paying attention to the ways in which performance practices reflect and produce those contexts. Part of the class time will be devoted to listening to music and observing excerpts from films and other media, and part to discussing the reading assignments. There will also be a short in-class assignment and writing assignments, as well as quizzes, a mid-term exam, and a final exam. We will also incorporate fieldtrips to, for example, the Fado Museum, Television Archives, and selected venues for live music.
Dr. Pedro Felix
LITERATURE: Portuguese and Brazilian Literature
711 091 142
This course is an introductory approach to Portuguese and Brazilian literature focusing on their singular modernities and focusing on the connections between (affinities, differences, and so on). Students read some of the most important literary works by Portuguese and Brazilian modernists such as Eça de Queiroz, Machado de Assis, Fernando Pessoa, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, and Clarice Lispector.
Abel Barros Baptista & Humberto Brito
POLITICAL SCIENCE: The European Union: Portugal
711 071 056
The course provides an ample, detailed introduction to the historical and political issues of European integration. Special attention is given to the historical processes and narratives that have informed the construction of the European Union, the political theories and practices that are at the base of its governance, as well as its institutions political system and public policies, specifically looking at the case of Portugal.
NOTE: This course does not fulfill the Political Science Department requirement for Erasmus students.
ART HISTORY: The Arts and the Portuguese Empire
711 160 004
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the art and architecture produced in the territories that composed the Portuguese empire in the early modern age (15th-18th centuries). Selected topics will be discussed in chronological and geographic order. A selection of thematic sessions will follow that will provide a different approach to the materials and establish connections between the different parts of the empire. In-class teaching will be supplemented with fieldtrips.
CINEMA: Portuguese Cinema
711 160 007
Between the 1960s and the 1980s, Portuguese cinema became internationally recognized as a distinct national cinema. During this period, many filmmakers took up the traditions of European modern cinema, and used them to challenge traditional notions of national identity. This course intends to introduce students to Portuguese modern cinema and the ways in which these films and filmmakers have renegotiated contemporary Portuguese identity.
HISTORY: Contemporary Portugal: Politics and Culture
711 160 017
Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Portugal was objectified as a community. This objectification process was strongly invested by the images materialized by political ideologies, cultural discourses and scientific and non-scientific knowledge. This course will consider a wide range of Portuguese nationalist discourses and classes will analyze politics from liberalism to fascism, culture from sports to literature and knowledge from anthropology to history.
SOCIOLOGY: Migrations and Globalization
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of transnational migrations. It will initially present contemporary immigration in Southern Europe, with special reference to the Portuguese case. In a second moment, selected topics will be discussed thematically and some empirical (ethnographic, statistic, etc.) data will be presented based on several examples from ethnographic realities from South Asia, Africa and Asia.
Nuno Dias & Bruno Dias
PORTUGUESE STUDIES: Topics on Contemporary Portuguese Culture
712 091 123
This course, taught in Portuguese, is designed for students who are not Portuguese native speakers but who have advanced Portuguese language skills. It confronts students with complex language structures and elaborations through the close reading and analysis of a selection of texts (literary and journalistic excerpts), organized around three main areas: recent and current political and social issues, literary representations, and national/nationalistic ideas of Portugal. The goal is to enhance advanced language skills while learning about Portugal at the same time.
Abel Barros Baptista
NOTE: Students’ admission to this course requires the professors pre-approval.
Other Curricula Programmes (not in the NOVA/CIEE agreement)
POLITICAL SCIENCE: Politics and Society in Contemporary Portugal
751 002 12
Prof. Pedro Tavares de Almeida
HISTORY: A history of corruption, decline, and crisis: Visions of the political, social and moral order, 16th-20th centuries
751 001 86
This is an interdisciplinary course that utilizes a dual perspective to examine both tangible cases of corruption and decline as well as perceptions and representations of these concepts. The course uses a wide geographic and chronological scope to examine dysfunction in political and economic institutions and in social and cultural life. The aim is to promote a critical, comparative, and connected approach to the history of corruption, crisis and decline, which helps to create a more complete image of the ways in which societies and political systems work and are conceived of by their members.
Prof. Saúl Martínez Bermejo and Prof. Nandini Chaturvedula
LANGUAGE SCIENCES: Introduction to Multimodal Corpora: video annotation of interactions between body movements and speech
751 002 20
Course Description: The students will be involved in several research tasks in the framework of the “TKB Project: A Transdisciplinary Knowledge-Base for performing arts”, running at CLUNL (Lexicology/Terminology Group), under the supervision of the Project Coordinator.
Prof. Carla Fernandes
LANGUAGE SCIENCES: TALK AT WORK: Interactional analysis in institutional settings
751 001 93
The seminar is aimed at: 1. understanding complex ethical and methodological issues of data collection in institutional settings, participating in actual research activities:Data collection: ethnography (Atkinson et al. 2001) (access and ethics issues, interviews, audio‐video recordings, etc.); 2. familiarizing students with data analysis: discourse analysis (Wetherell et al 2001), conversation analysis (Sacks 1992), textual analysis (Watson, 2009):The student will be involved in transcribing data (ELAN) and analysing audio, video and textual data; 3. writing academic texts. The students will be involved in the production of joint publications, including review of literature, presentation of analysis, discussion of research results; 4. presenting in academic meetings. The students will participation in regular data sessions, and they will present papers, with analytical results, at the GIID meetings.
Prof.. Isabella Paoletti