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Winter Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Portuguese


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Winter Academic Term, 2003 (January 6 - April 25)

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PORTUG 102. Elementary Portuguese.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: PORTUG 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PORTUG 100. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~port102/

A continuation of Portuguese 101. Composition and reading skills given more practice. Grade based on departmental exams, oral exams, quizzes, written assignments, and daily oral work. Se você não fez 101 entre em contato com a professora para fazer a prova de proficiência antes de se matricular.

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PORTUG 150. First Year Seminar in Brazilian Studies.

Section 001 Breaking Gender and Racial Barriers in Brazil. Taught in English.

Instructor(s): Niedja C 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). May not be repeated for credit.

R&E First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

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

This interdisciplinary seminar critically examines the condition of contemporary Brazilian women and African Brazilians and their struggle to gain cultural, economic, and sociopolitical equality. Our focus is on questions and perspectives concerning both the literary and socioeconomic aspects of gender, race, class inequality, resistance and transformation. The format includes group discussions, activities, regularly assigned readings and papers, class presentations, film screenings, and Internet/library research. The class is taught in English; this is not a Portuguese language course.

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PORTUG 232. Second-Year Portuguese.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: PORTUG 231. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PORTUG 230. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to develop fluency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese and to provide a deeper understanding of the literature, history, culture, outlooks, and habits of Portuguese-speaking peoples. Course grade is based on exams, designed to assess ability to speak, understand, read, and write Portuguese, plus periodic written work (including compositions) and oral class participation. Nem pense em se matricular sem ter feito a prova de proficiência. Por favor entre em contato com a professora o mais breve possível.

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

PORTUG 301. Readings in Luso-Brazilian Culture.

Section 001 Introduction to Brazilian Literatures

Instructor(s): Jossianna Arroyo (jarroyo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a panoramic view of Brazilian literature from the 1800's to contemporary authors. Focusing on narrative, poetry, and film, the course will offer a historical perspective on issues related to Brazilian literatures, cultures, and identities. Also it will address the differences and debates of regional literatures from the Northeast (nordeste), the South (carioca, paulista, gaúcha), Minas Gerais (minera) and the Amazon (Amazonia). Authors such as Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Graciliano Ramos, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Mario de Andrade, Clarice Lispector, Marcio Souza, and Nélida Piñón will be discussed. Short exams and one oral presentation. Class and readings will be in Portuguese.

Required texts:
Candido, Antonio. Presença da literatura brasileira. Vol.II
Machado de Assis, Joaquim M. Dom Casmurro.
Ramos Graciliano, Vidas secas.
Course pack of readings.

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PORTUG 350. Independent Study.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PORTUG 232. Permission of instructor required. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 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.

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PORTUG 450. Independent Study.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of department. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 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 advisor for final approval prior to the beginning of the term during which the independent study is to be undertaken.

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PORTUG 489. Directed Readings in Portuguese.

Instructor(s):

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 advisor 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: 5, Permission of Department

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