Portuguese Fall 2018: Expanded Course Descriptions

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Portuguese 001. Elementary Portuguese (5 units)

Eugenia Da Silva Fernandes, Lecturer

MTWRF 12:10-1:00P
Room TBA
CRN 38465

Course Description: Introduction to Portuguese grammar and vocabulary as well as the foundation for proficiency in listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing in a cultural context. Major structures presented include the present indicative of regular and irregular verbs, the present progressive tense, ser vs. estar, and stem-changing verbs.

Students who have successfully completed Portuguese 002 or 003 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 (New): World Cultures.

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

Textbooks:

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Portuguese 021. Intermediate Portuguese (5 units)

Eugenia Da Silva Fernandes, Lecturer

MTWRF 1:10-2:00P
Room TBA
CRN 38466

Course Description: Review grammar concepts acquired in first year Portuguese including uses of "se," personal infinitive, preterit, imperfect, and future subjunctive. Introduction of more sophisticated grammar concepts and broader vocabulary. Brief modern texts will be read and discussed to further develop comprehension and composition skills.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 003.

GE credit (New): World Cultures.

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

Textbooks:

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Portuguese 031: Intermediate Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (4 units)

Eugenia Da Silva Fernandes, Lecturer

MWF 3:10-4:00P
Room TBA
CRN 38467

Course Description: This course is designed to provide Spanish-speaking students with the linguistic and learning skills required for successfully completing upper division courses in Portuguese. There will be a comprehensive review of grammar and composition.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (New): None.

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

Textbooks:

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Portuguese 100: Principles of Luso-Brazilian Literature and Criticism (4 units)

Robert Newcomb, Associate Professor

TR 3:10-4:30P
229 Wellman Hall
CRN 38468

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 022 or 023 or consent of instructor (rpnewcomb@ucdavis.edu).

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

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

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