Curricular Unit:Code:
Great Subjects of History and Journalism (18th-21st centuries)1111GTHJ
1UndergraduateCommunication Sciences6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
(i) Acquire a multifaceted vision of European and world history of the 19th and 21st centuries;
(ii) To verify the existence of diversified sources on the historical knowledge of this period;
(iii) Understand the main political, economic, social and cultural movements for change in Europe and in the world;
(IV) Associate international processes of the past with the events that mark the international relations of the present;
(v) Acquire and develop capacities of relation of the main moments and phenomena of the 19th and 21st centuries.
1. French Revolution: ideas, currents, achievements
2. The liberal ideology (currents)
3. The democratic idea and socialism
4. Nation, war and international relations
5. Europe and the World - European colonization in Africa
GTH - 20th-21th centuries
1. I World War
2. "Roaring Twenties"
3. Fascism and Dictatorship
4. The Second World War and the Cold War
5. The end of the empires and the emergence of the third world
6. The erosion of Socialism
7. Globalization and its impacts
Final balance
Part II - Major themes of journalism, 17th – 20th centuries
1. The Portuguese press in the Old Regime
2. The Portuguese press in the 19th century
3. press and journalism under the "Estado Novo"
4. The 25th of April and the journalism
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The syllabus addresses the major themes in the history of the 18th to the 20th centuries and the journalism practiced in the same period. The use of specialized literature, the press and other sources for the study of the period suggests that there are multiple sources for the construction of historical realities, which may lead to different interpretations.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The teaching methodology is based on theoretical lectures, practical classes for query, analysis and interpretation of sources and in lectures with invited experts in the topics covered. Students’ evaluation will be continuous and the final classification will result of weighting the partial classifications of two tests and the results of each student's personal work, materialized in research and in the presentation of researches’ results in the classroom. In the MTH teaching unit, the grade can be increased by carrying out practical work.The failure in continuous evaluation automatically sends the students to the final exam.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Being a course of fundamentally theoretical and theoretical-practice nature, lectures, supplemented with research carried out by each student and materialized in conducting and presenting research papers is pedagogically orthodox because it has been, over time, well- successful. Testing continues to be the most relevant instrument for assessing the knowledge and skills of students when theoretical content and the ability of analysis and interpretation of sources is on the table.
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Hobsbawm, E. (2008). Globalização, Democracia e Terrorismo. Presença.
Morris, J.E. (2015). Europe in the XIX Century (1815–1914). Cambridge University Press.
Polanyi, K. P. (2012), A Grande Transformação... Edições 70.
Gilbert. M. (2009). História do século XX. Dom Quixote.
Rémond, R. (2017), Introdução à História do Nosso Tempo. Gradiva.
Conboy. M. (2004). Journalism: A Critical History. Sage.
Sousa, J. P. (2013). Jornalismo em Portugal no Alvorecer da Modernidade. Media XXI.
Sousa, J. P., coord. et al. (2008). Jornalismo: História, Teoria e Metodologia da Pesquisa. UFP.
Sousa, J. P. et al. (Org.). (2017). Uma História da Imprensa Lusófona. Volume II. Portugal. Media XXI.
Sousa, J. P. (Org.) (2018). Notícias em Portugal. ICNOVA.
Sousa, J. P. (2022). Portugal: Pequena História de um Grande Jornalismo I. ICNOVA.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Jorge Pedro Sousa (
Judite Freitas (