Modern History (Economy and Society)
Cod: 31043
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: History
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 15

This course unit analyses and questions a number of social and economic issues considered relevant for understanding modern Portugal (16th to 18th centuries). The course unit approaches each theme in an articulated manner, creating a coherent image of the Portuguese ancien regime.

Analysing critically structural soio-economic issues of the Portuguese Ancien Regime.

2. Portuguese demography in the Ancien regime (pages 31-82);
3. Economic structures and activities (pages 139-178);
    [Notice: The course unit Learning Objectives are introduced on page 85]
5. Forms of social domination and organization (pages 241-272);
6. Movements, revolutions and social problems (pages 275-302).

SOUSA, Ivo Carneiro, História de Portugal Moderno (economia e sociedade), Lisboa, Universidade Aberta, 1996.

Online learning with continuous supervision favoring asynchronous communication (Moodle platform).
Students have to perform the tasks requested by the teacher: essays, critical recensions, reports, protocols, etc. All works will be evaluated and/or classified.

Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%).
In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).

Students are required to have access to a computer with Internet connection and an e-mail address.