Portuguese Winter 2015: Expanded Course Descriptions

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Portuguese 002: Elementary Portuguese (5 units)
Eugenia Da Silva Fernandes, Lecturer

M-F 12:10-1:00P
227 Olson
CRN 89224

Course Description: Continuation of POR 001 in the areas of grammar and development of all basic language skills in cultural context with special emphasis on communication.

Prerequisite: POR 001.

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 008: Elementary Portuguese Conversation (2 units)
Eugenia Da Silva Fernandes, Lecturer

MWF 9:00-9:50A
129 Wellman
CRN 94407

Course Description: This course is only open to lower-division students who are non-native speakers of Portuguese. The class has been designed to develop oral communication skills, with emphases on increasing vocabulary, improving listening comprehension, pronunciation, accuracy and grammar control. In class students will practice discussions of everyday situations.

Prerequisite: POR 003.

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

Format: Discussion - 3 hours.

Textbooks:

  • None
     

Portuguese 022: Intermediate Portuguese (5 units)
Eugenia Da Silva Fernandes, Lecturer

MWF 1:10-2:00P
227 Olson
CRN 89225

Course Description: Continuation of Portuguese 021.  This course focuses on more advanced grammar concepts and further composition practice, as well as the development of all language skills through communicative activities and reading of authentic texts.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 021.

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 161: Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture, and the Arts (4 units)     Taught in English
Leopoldo Bernucci, Professor

TR 1:40-3:00P
113 Hoagland

CRN 89226

Course Description: This course will introduce students to the literature, culture, and the arts (music, painting, architecture, film) of Brazil from the 17th to the 20th century. Its main objective is to explore the history, culture, and arts of Brazil from a literary perspective. The course focuses mainly on colonial artistic expressions (e.g. poetry and Baroque art) as well as modern cultural productions (e .g. literature, music, film). By the end of the course, POR 161 students should be able to: (1) Have a general understanding of the impact that European, Amerindians, and African peoples had on Brazilian literature, arts, and culture; (2) Know the cultural, artistic, and religious features of Brazil, as unique factors of  the country’s miscegenation, as a multiracial society; (3) Understand significant cultural aspects (lifestyles, attitudes, customs, etc.) of the Luso-Brazilian speaking world, and function appropriately in frequently encountered social situations. Taught in English.

Prerequisite: None.

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

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • A Course Reader