Portuguese Studies


Program Description

Education objectives

1) To promote the acquisition of knowledge in the field of language, literature, and culture in the area of Portuguese and Lusophone Studies in the light of the current state of knowledge;

2) To perfect mastery of the Portuguese language, both spoken and written, primarily through the study of literary texts;

3) To promote knowledge of the history of culture from Classical Antiquity to the present day;

4) To formulate appropriate theoretical and methodological tools to study different periods and works of classical, Portuguese and Lusophone cultures and works of literature.

5) To develop the ability to understand and analyze representative, imaginative and aesthetic qualities of literary texts;

6) To diversify knowledge into the following optional areas: classical studies, cultural studies, literature studies and linguistic studies;

7) To encourage a positive attitude towards lifelong learning and the constant updating of knowledge and skills,

8) To communicate fluently and accurately, both in speaking and in writing, in multiple contexts;

9) To critically read and analyze literary and non-literary texts;

10) To recognize different critical paradigms and their changes and transformations;

11) To value the different ways in which cultural diversity can manifest itself;

12) To use suitable theoretical and methodological tools for research and critical reasoning;

13) To use acquired knowledge in new situations, especially within the context of professional activity, in the light of social, ethical and academic awareness;

14) To master techniques for data collection and selection in libraries and electronic environments.

Access conditions

Students may be admitted to Higher Education through the National Competition for Access to Higher Education, special competitions/regimes and entry systems, re-enrolment systems, course changes and transfers. To apply for access to higher education through the National Competition, students must fulfill the requirements described in DGES/Access to Higher Education. More info at http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Estudantes/Acesso/ For more information about International Students please visit http://fcsh.unl.pt/aluno-internacional-en?set_language=en

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 3 years/6 semesters.

Students must perform 180 credits: 120 credits based in the compulsory curricular units, 30 credits to be chosen in a set of elective options and 30 credits undertaken in free-elective options or in a minor of another scientific area. Every semester, the student may not sign up for more than 30 credits, respecting the precedence when these have been set. At the beginning of each semester, students will be advised of the curricular units to carry out in order to appropriate them to their academic career.

The undergraduate students can still benefit from the different mobility programmes in which FCSH/NOVA participates as Erasmus +, Almeida Garrett exchange programmes, among others, and participate in research within the research units of the Faculty.

Access to other courses

Completion of the Licenciatura degree allows the holder to apply for Masters programs or other post-graduate courses including those which do not confer a degree.

Evaluation rules

Students at FCSH/NOVA are evaluated based on the work developed over a semester, based on class participation, presentation of written and oral tests and examinations. The result obtained either by continuous assessment or evaluation of the tests is expressed on a scale of 0 to 20. To be approved, students must have at least 10 points to pass, however, who fail have a second chance to repeat the exams. SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION: - Worker-Student - Students with the status of top athletes - Mothers and fathers students - Associative leaders - Military - Other special arrangements provided legally. Students with special needs can benefit from teaching and learning conditions to meet their needs.

Last updated May 2019

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The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas - FCSH) forms part of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The Faculty is a legal person in public law, with academic, pedagogic, administrative and financial autonomy. Read less