Expanded Course Descriptions: Portuguese Fall 2014

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Portuguese 1: Elementary Portuguese (5 units)
Eugenia Da Silva Fernandes, Lecturer

M-F 12:10-1:00P
110 Hunt
CRN 59210

Course Description: Introduction to Portuguese grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication.

Students who have successfully completed Portuguese 2 or 3 in the 10th or higher grade of high school may receive unit credit for this course on a P/NP grading basis only. Although a passing grade will be charged to the student's P/NP option, no petition is required. All other students will receive a letter grade unless a P/NP petition is filed.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 5 hours; Laboratory - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • Clémence Jouët-Pastré, et al., Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language, 2nd Edition (Prentice Hall, 2012) Δ
       Δ Also available as an e-book through CourseSmart (ISBN 9780205247349)
  • Clémence Jouët-Pastré, et al., Brazilian Student Activities Manual for Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language, 2nd Edition (Prentice Hall, 2012)
     

Portuguese 21: Intermediate Portuguese (5 units)
Eugenia Da Silva Fernandes, Lecturer

MWF 1:10-2:00P
110 Hunt
CRN 59211

Course Description: Review and develop the grammar, vocabulary, and composition acquired in first year Portuguese through exercises and reading of modern texts.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 3.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 5 hours; Laboratory - 1 hour.

Textbook:

  • Patricia Isabel Sobral and Clémence Jouët-Pastré, Mapeando a Língua Portuguesa através das Artes: Intermediate to Advanced Portuguese via the Arts (Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co., 2013)
     

Portuguese 31: Intermediate Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (4 units)
Eugenia Da Silva Fernandes, Lecturer

MWF 9:00-9:50A
207 Olson
CRN 64434

Course Description: Development of linguistic and learning skills requireed for Spanish-speaking students in upper-division courses in Portuguese.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 3 or the equivalent or consent of instructor.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): None.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 3 hours; Laboratory - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • Clémence Jouët-Pastré, et al., Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language, 2nd Edition (Prentice Hall, 2012) Δ
       Δ Also available as an e-book through CourseSmart (ISBN 9780205247349)

[OPTIONAL]

  • Clémence Jouët-Pastré, et al., Brazilian Student Activities Manual for Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language, 2nd Edition (Prentice Hall, 2012)
     

Portuguese 31G: Intermediate Portuguese for Spanish-Speaking Graduate Students (4 units)    [Open to Graduate Students Only]
Robert Newcomb, Associate Professor

MWF 2:10-3:00P
1344 Storer
CRN 63720

Course Description: Intensive review of grammar and composition. Development of all language skills, but with emphasis on reading of modern texts, presentation/discussion, and writing on academic topics. Development on the following writing skills: analytical, argumentative, and creative.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 3 or the equivalent or consent of instructor. Enrollment restricted to graduate students only.

Textbooks:

  • Clémence Jouët-Pastré, et al., Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language, 2nd Edition (Prentice Hall, 2012) Δ
       Δ Also available as an e-book through CourseSmart (ISBN 9780205247349)

[OPTIONAL]

  • Clémence Jouët-Pastré, et al., Brazilian Student Activities Manual for Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language, 2nd Edition (Prentice Hall, 2012)
     

Portuguese 100: Principles of Luso-Brazilian Literature and Criticism (4 units)
Robert Newcomb, Associate Professor

MWF 9:00-9:50A
1134 Bainer
CRN 64358

Course Description: This course offers a panoramic overview of Luso-Brazilian literature, focusing specifically on the literary and cultural expression of Brazil and Portugal. The course will discuss important Portuguese-language writers, as well as literary periods, genres, and tendencies, in terms of the historical development of the Portuguese-speaking world. As a panoramic “bridge” course, POR 100 will prepare students for more specialized upper-division courses in Luso-Brazilian literature and culture.

POR 100 covers the Middle Ages through the early 20th century. Major literary movements and ideas to be taught include medieval poetry, Renaissance poetry and theater, Romanticism and national identity, Realism and social criticism, Modernism, and Brazilian regionalism. Additionally, the course will focus on issues such as the structure of medieval society, the Portuguese maritime expansion, colonialism in Brazil, slavery, literature written by and about women, and economic modernization.  

POR 100 will be taught entirely in Portuguese. Fluency in Portuguese is not required, but students should be able to read, speak, and write in Portuguese comfortably in order to succeed in this course. Students are encouraged to speak with the instructor with questions pertaining to placement.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 3 or Spanish 24, 24S, or 33.

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, World Cultures and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • A Course Reader