Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in Portuguese (Division 452)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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Portuguese 101. Elementary Portuguese.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Niedja Fedrigo (niedja@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Portuguese 100. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~port101/

This course is designed to give students the ability to understand the Portuguese of everyday life when spoken at a moderate speed, to be understood in typical situations of everyday life, and to read non-technical Portuguese of moderate difficulty. Because of the nature of materials, and the nationality and training of the present staff, students will learn the variety of Portuguese spoken in Brazil by educated speakers. Classroom work involves gradual introduction of Portuguese structure through dialogues and communication exercises which stress listening and speaking. Homework consists of studying grammar, memorizing structures and verb forms, and writing exercises. Grading will be based on six hourly quizzes, two partial exams, oral exercises, homework, class participation and attendance, and a final exam. Portuguese 101 is offered only in the Fall term.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

Portuguese 150. First Year Seminar in Brazilian Studies.

Section 001 Breaking Gender and Racial Barriers in Brazil.

Instructor(s): Niedja Fedrigo (niedja@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

R&E First-Year Seminar,

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~port150/

This interdisciplinary seminar critically examines contemporary Brazilian women's condition, their struggle to gain cultural, economic, and socio-political equality. Our focus will be on questions and perspectives concerning both the literary and socio-economic aspects of gender, race, class inequality, resistance, transformation, and options for self-empowerment. The format includes group discussions and activities, regularly assigned readings and papers. E-mail group discussions, in-class presentations, film screenings, and Internet/library research supplement class discussions.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

Portuguese 231. Second-Year Portuguese.

Instructor(s): Niedja Fedrigo (niedja@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Portuguese 102. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Portuguese 230. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~port231/

Second year Portuguese is designed to improve and expand the work done in Portuguese 101/102. It aims at perfecting writing and speaking skills, and giving students a deeper understanding of the literature, history, and culture of the Portuguese-speaking world. Classroom work involves an intensive grammar review, the study of finer points of Portuguese grammar as made necessary from daily observation of students' writing and speaking performances, oral presentations, and discussion of short stories, texts, and videos. Homework involves studying grammar, preparing oral presentations, and writing guided essays. Grading is based on quizzes, oral presentations, essays, class participation and attendance, and a final exam. Portuguese 231 is offered only in the Fall term.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Portuguese 350. Independent Study.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Portuguese 232. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course exists to enable students who have begun work on some author or topic to carry their study further under a professor's guidance. The work to be done should not be the same as that done in a regular course offering. A description of the project and the required exercises to be completed, as well as a list of pertinent bibliography must be submitted to the instructor no later than the second week of the term, for the approval of the Spanish Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. (Proposal forms are available in the Department Office.) The Committee is to receive a copy of any lengthy paper submitted in the course.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Portuguese 450. Independent Study.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of department. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The work to be done should not be the same as that offered in a regular course. A written description of the project together with an appropriate bibliography must be submitted for initial approval to the proposed instructor of the course and then to the Concentration Advisor for final approval prior to the beginning of the term during which the independent study is to be undertaken.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Portuguese 474. Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature.

Section 001 Literature and Social History, Brazil: 1850-1920. Meets with Latin American and Caribbean Studies 455.002 and History 478.001. Students electing this course for Language Across the Curriculum Credit must also register for UCourses 490.002.

Instructor(s): Sidney Chalhoub

Prerequisites & Distribution: A reading knowledge of Portuguese. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 478.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Portuguese 489. Directed Readings in Portuguese.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of department. (2-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course exists to enable students who have begun work on some author or topic to carry their study further under a professor's guidance. The work to be done should not be the same as that done in a regular course offering. A description of the project and the required exercises to be completed, as well as a list of pertinent bibliography must be submitted to the Concentration Adviser no later than the second week of the term, for the approval of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. (Proposal forms are available in the Department Office.) The Committee is to receive a copy of any lengthy paper submitted in the course.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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