Spring 2013 Portuguese Classes

Course Sec   Days     Time Room Instructor CRN Max     Units    
POR 3 - Elementary Portuguese 1 M-F 12:10-1:00P  110 Hunt Jonathan Alcantar 58318 25 5
POR 23 - Portuguese Composition I 1 MWF 1:10-2:00P  110 Hunt Theresa Souza e Silva     58319 25 4
POR 31 - Intermediate Portuguese for Spanish Speakers 1 MWF 2:10-3:00P  110 Hunt Robert Newcomb 58320 25 4
POR 159 - Special Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture     1 TR 12:10-1:30P      90 SocSci     Leopoldo Bernucci 62394     25 4

 

Portuguese 3: Elementary Portuguese (5 units)

Jonathan Alcantar
M-F 12:10-1:00P, 110 Hunt
CRN 58318

Course Description: Continuation of POR 2 in the areas of grammar and development of all basic language skills in cultural context with special emphasis on communication.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 2.

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

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

Textbooks:

  • Anna Klobucka, et al, Ponto de Encontro (Prentice Hall, 2007)
  • Anna Klobucka, et al, Brazilian Student Activities Manual to Accompany 'Ponto de Encontro' (Prentice Hall, 2008)
     


Portuguese 23: Portuguese Composition I (4 units)

Theresa Souza e Silva
MWF 1:10-2:00P, 110 Hunt
CRN 58319


Course Description: Development of writing skills by way of reading, discussion, and analysis of authentic materials, literary texts, and videos. Selective review of grammar. Class activities include composition, journals, letters, individual and group projects.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 22.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): World Cultures and Writing Experience.


Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Extensive Writing.

Textbooks:

  • Patricia Isabel Sobral, et al, Viajando atraves do Alfabeto (Focus Publishing, 2009)
     


Portuguese 31: Intermediate Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (4 units)

Robert Newcomb, Professor
MWF 2:10-3:00P, 110 Hunt
CRN 58320


Course Description: Development of linguistic and learning skills required 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:

  • Anna Klobucka, et al, Ponto de Encontro (Prentice Hall, 2007)

[OPTIONAL]

  • Anna Klobucka, et al, Brazilian Student Activities Manual to Accompany 'Ponto de Encontro' (Prentice Hall, 2008)
     

 
Portuguese 159: Special Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture - "Brazilian Short Story" (4 units)

Leopoldo Bernucci, Professor
TR 12:10-1:30P, 90 SocSci
CRN 62394


Course Description: This course is an introduction to Brazilian short stories from the period of 1870-1970. In this course students will examine a number of short stories individually and will study them collectively as part of a literary genre. Attention will be paid to a number of theories on short narrative written by the writers themselves. Focus on realistic representation, the fantastic, textual ambiguity, and feminine writing. Authors include: Machado de Assis, Coelho Neto, Afonso Arinos, Monteiro Lobato, Graciliano Ramos, Mário de Andrade, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, João Guimarães Rosa, J. J. Veiga, Murilo Rubião, Clarice Lispector, Otto Lara Resende, Lygia Fagundes Telles, Rubem Fonseca, and Cecília Prada.

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

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): ArtHum, World Cultures and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • A Course Reader