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LSA Course Guide Search Results: UG, GR, Fall 2007, Dept = PORTUG
 
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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
PORTUG 101 — Elementary Portuguese
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Fedrigo,Niedja C

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PORTUG 100 or 415.

For students with little or no previous study of Portuguese. Students with prior instruction in Portuguese should take the placement test before enrolling.

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES: PORTUG 101 is designed to introduce students to the language and culture of Brazil. Students develop the skills to understand, communicate, read and write in everyday practical situations. Homework involves completing daily exercises, CD-ROM activities, writing short letters and researching the Internet.

Evaluation criteria: Grading is based on quizzes, a midterm, oral exam, acultural project, class attendance and participation, brief essays, Internet research and a final exam. Regular attendance is crucial.

Required materials: The 'Bem-Vindo!' text and workbook — sold at Shaman Drum, a dictionary, the grammar book, and the 501 verbs book.

Estimated Cost of Books and Materials: $70. PORTUG 101 is offered only in the Fall Academic Term.

PORTUG 231 — Second-Year Portuguese
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Fedrigo,Niedja C

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PORTUG 230.

Second-Year Portuguese is designed to expand the work done in PORTUG 101/102. Our goal is improve students' understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills, while furthering their insight into the literature and culture of the Brazilian people.

Classroom work involves group activities, an intensive grammar review — the study of finer points of Portuguese grammar as made necessary from daily observation of students' writing and speaking performances — presentation of cultural projects, discussion of short stories, 'crtnicas', texts, and videos.

Homework involves completing daily exercises, studying grammar, writing guided essays, preparing for oral exams taken in the office, for cultural projects presented in class, and researching on the Internet.

Grading is based on quizzes, a midterm, oral exam, a cultural project, class attendance and participation, essays, Internet research and a final exam.

Important Note: Para alunos que nco fizeram 102: Saiba que i necessario escrever para a professora o mais breve possmvel para marcar a data do exame de proficijncia que ira averiguar se vocj i capaz de acompanhar o ritmo da aula com o resto da turma.

Required material: 'Via Brasil' text, sold at Shaman Drum. Estimated Cost of Book: $25

PORTUG 231 is offered only in the Fall Academic Term.

Enforced Prerequisites: PORTUG 102 (C- or better).

Advisory Prerequisite: Students who have not taken PORTUG 102 at UM must schedule a placement exam with the instructor.

PORTUG 235 — Advanced Practice in Portuguese
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Fedrigo,Niedja C

FA 2007
Credits: 3

PORTUG 235 offers an introduction to contemporary Brazilian society as a point of departure for improving oral and written communication skills, thus serving as a bridge between 232 and the upper-level Portuguese courses. It explores socio-political, economic, and cultural issues facing 21st-century Brazilian society, including: unemployment, social exclusions, and urban crime; gender and sexuality; and multiculturalism, ethnic diversity, colonialism, and immigration. Students examine these issues through readings (journals, textbook articles, and print and electronic media), videos (documentaries, films, and Globo network news programming, and CDs. Required texts include a course pack and a Portuguese grammar book.

Intended audience: Students continuing their study of Portuguese beyond PORTUG 232.

Course Requirements: Three individual oral presentations; three 1000-word essays; a number of written exercises; active class participation and regular attendance.

Class Format: Three hours per week in recitation format.

Enforced Prerequisites: PORTUG 232 (C- or better)

 
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