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Spring 2011-2012
* POR 208   na, npdf

Journeys in Portuguese: Studies in Language and Culture

Megwen M. Loveless, Course Head

Designed as a journey through the Lusophone world this course seeks to present the Portuguese language in context by exploring historical, social, political and cultural aspects of Brasil, Portugal, and Lusophone Africa through the media, literature, film, music and other realia. Students will increase their fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken Portuguese, broadening their vocabulary and mastery of syntax through textual analysis, discussions, oral presentations and grammar review. An advanced language course and overview of the Lusophone world, POR 208 seeks to prepare students for further study of literature and culture.

Sample reading list:
Reading packet: Crônicas, Contos,
Jouet-Pastré & Sobral, Viajando atraves do alfabeto

Reading/Writing assignments:
Grammar and composition, discussions of current affairs, literary readings and textual analysis, music and films. We will read and discuss short 'crônicas' and articles from the Portuguese language press and analyze short stories ('contos') from across the globe. Students will be responsible for leading class discussions, writing one-page 'crônicas' and giving oral presentations. There will also be a midterm, final grammar review and a final paper.

Mid Term Exam - 15%
Paper in lieu of Final - 15%
Papers - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
POR 109 or instructor's permission..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41701 C01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T Th   East Pyne Building   043   Enrolled:5 Limit:12