Cursos / 1º Ciclo / Faculty of Economy and Business Management :: Economics

Versao Portuguesa


2º curricular year
Semestralidade: 2nd semester


Leading Teacher: Prof. Doutor Joel Mata
Assistant Professor: Prof. Doutor Joel Mata

Class type and School hours

Teórico-prática : 2 Horas

Main Aims/Objectives

- Develop the concept of historical evolution of culture; establish relationships between past and present, developing the notion of cultural relativism; start on the specific methodology of the History of Culture;
- Develop capacity for autonomy, and openness to change, understanding the plurality of cultural models, developing an awareness of the problems and values of national culture.

Specific Aims/Objectives

- Understand critically, the major global issues, regional and national
-Be able to develop programs humanists need them regardless of who
-Promote interculturalism
- Identify lines of cultural action
-Identity and understand the national heritage as a catalyst for development
-Recognize the national identity across Europe and the world and vice-versa
-Understand the Portuguese culture in addition to globalization. The role of a shared identity

Skills to be acquired

-Tolerance of different ethnic behavior and respect for multiculturalism
-Flexibility to cultural change
-Protecting the cultural heritage
-Report abuse harms heritage
-Promotion of national culture abroad

Teaching Procedures

Presentation of the the matter by the teacher followed by presentation of texts /literay Works, display exemplary monuments and their simultaneous discussion between teacher and studients


1. Introduction
2. The Nation from the beginning to the end of the 15th century
2.1. The concepts of culture, civilization and identity
2.2. The scholar institutions
2.3 . The monastery of Alcobaça and the tombs of D. Inês and D. Pedro
2.4. The culture in the 15th century
3- The culture in the 16th century
3.1. The general aspects of the Renaissance and the Humanism
3.2. The introduction of the Humanism in Portugal
3.3. The literary pursuit
4- The baroque period (17th and 18th centuries)
4.1. The literature as a reflection of the portuguese problems
4.2. The education: the Marquis of Pombal reform
5- The culture in the 19th century
5.1. The Romantic movement to the “Conferências Democráticas do Casino”
5.2. The artistic transformations
6- The culture in the 20th century
6.1. In the First Republic
6.2. The culture during "Estado Novo"
7- The idea of Portugal in the world. The Portuguese identity. State of the question.

Evaluation Type

Presentation of the subject by teacher, followed by the presentation of texts / literary, artistic and viewing of artistic-monumental documents and illustrative and simultaneous discussion between teacher and students.
Regimen A: 1. Attendance (as the general rules of evaluation), 2. Writing exercises (two) on a work, author, monument, cultural period, 3. writing exercise covering the whole of the syllabus.

Teaching Resources

Literature indicated, overhead projector, slide projector, data projector / power point and the frame; Library (consult general works, special works, computer facilities with Internet access, any public presentation of the information collected and produced



Main Bibliography

Author DIAS, Jorge
Title O Essencial sobre os elementos fundamentais da cul
Place Lisboa
Editor Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda
Year 2004
Author MATA, Joel Silva Ferreira
Title Lições de História da Cultura Portuguesa
Place Lisboa
Editor Lusíada Editora
Year 2018
Author PAGE, Martin
Title The first global village. How Portugal changed th
Place Lisboa
Editor Casa das Letras
Year 2013

Complementary Bibliography

Author L`Eglise - Costa, Pierre
Title Portugal Visto de Fora
Place Lisboa
Editor Clube do Autor
Year 2017
Author RIBEIRO, Rita
Title A Europa na Identidade National
Place Porto
Editor Afrontamento
Year 2011