História e Tendências da Sociedade Contemporânea

Teacher Responsible:
2º Ano | 2º Semestre
Learning objectives
To deep the knowledge on History and current trends of contemporary society ; Understand on local, economic, cultural and mindset using, through the study of selected themes; To develop the ability to analyze and use of critical spirit on several subjects of contemporary society, in a historical perspective; To promote the critical judjement, on behalf oh the actual history.

Syllabus
1 - Demographic evolution na migration 2 - Permanence and change in economy 3 - Social structures - an evolution perspetive 4 - Culture and mindsets - persistances and ruptures 5 - Transports and communications 6 - Contemporary world and Globalization

Teaching methodologies (including evalution)

Concepts and theoretical framework needed for the understanding of main trends of contemporary societies are worked in theoretical lessons. In theoretical-practical lessons bibliographic and documents analysis and the use of Geographical Information Technologies, contribute to promote the ability to develop critical and reflexive competences in the future teacher. The individual pratical research work promotes knowledge and the aplication of adequate research methodologies. Evaluation forms and weighting: Written test: 40% Individual work: 60% The evaluation is made in two moments: the first, with a written test and the second with the presentation of an individual research work in one of the themes of the curricular unit.

Essential Bibliography (including ISBN)

CARNEIRO, R. (2001). Memória de Portugal, o milénio português. Lisboa: Circ. de Leitores. ISBN 9724225941 HOBSBAWM, E. (1978). A Era das Revoluções, 1789-1848. Lisboa: Presença. ISBN 9789722315593 I.G.P. (2005). Atlas de Portugal. Lisboa: IGP. ISBN 972886714X LANDES, David S. (2005). A riqueza e a pobreza das nações. Por que algumas são tão ricas e outras tao pobres. Lisboa: Gradiva. ISBN 9789726628040 DREYFUS, F.-G. et al. (s.d.). Historia Geral da Europa. Lisboa: Publ. Europa-América. ISBN 9721041408 MEDEIROS, C. A. (2000). Geografia de Portugal. Ambiente natural e ocupação humana - uma introdução. 5a Ed., Lisboa: Ed. Estampa. ISBN 9723316099 REMOND, Rene (1994). Introdução a Historia do Nosso Tempo. Do Antigo Regime aos nossos dias. Lisboa: Gradiva. ISBN 9789726623755 RODRIGUE, J. P. (2013). The geography of transport systems. N. Iorque: Routledge. ISBN 9780415822541