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Winter Academic Term 2004 Course Guide

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Courses in Portuguese


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Winter Academic Term, 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


Students who plan to take courses offered by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with our procedures for the registration process. Details can be found on the RLL website, specifically on the page entitled Overrides. We welcome and encourage student feedback throughout the registration process, which can be directed to rll.permissions@umich.edu.


PORTUG 102. Elementary Portuguese.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (4).

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

PORTUG 102 is a task and content-based continuation of PORTUG 101. It's designed to expand students' knowledge of the Brazilian language and culture, and develop fluency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese, incorporating grammar in a meaningful and practical use of language through a variety of communicative activities.

Instructional methods include authentic readings, CD-ROMs and videos in Brazilian Portuguese.

Grading is based on attendance, class participation, homework, oral exams, quizzes, a cultural project, two partial tests, and a final examination.

Students completing the course will be able to hold spontaneous conversations on everyday topics, understand the gist of one-way communications, read for practical information, and write simple compositions on familiar topics.

Nem pense em se matricular sem ter feito a prova de proficncia. Por favor entre em contato com a professora o mais breve possivel.

Text is Bem-Vindo! by Ponce and Burim, sold at Shaman Drum Bookstore.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

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 Foreign Lit

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.

This course is taught in English; this is not a Portuguese language course.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

PORTUG 232. Second-Year Portuguese.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Our objective is to further develop students proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese, while reviewing finer points of grammar within the functional use of language. Students read, write a summary and discuss in class cronicas, contemporary literature and journalistic prose, further practicing the linguistic skills learned in PORTUG 231, by hypothesizing, discussing abstract topics and handling linguistically unfamiliar situations. We watch authentic videos and some feature films as well.

Grading is based on regular attendance, class participation, oral presentations, short papers, home assignments, quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination.

Text is Via Brasil, by Lima and Iunes, sold at Shaman Drum Bookstore.

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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 credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/Independent%20Study%20Form.pdf

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.

Detailed instructions and proposal forms are available on the Romance Languages website. 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 instructor/department

PORTUG 450. Independent Study.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of department. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/Independent%20Study%20Form.pdf

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 Spanish Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for final approval prior to the beginning of the term during which the independent study is to be undertaken.

Detailed instructions and proposal forms are available on the Romance Languages website. The Committee is to receive a copy of any lengthy paper submitted in the course.

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PORTUG 474. Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature.

Section 001 Race and Popular Culture in 20th-Century Brazil. Taught in Portuguese. Meets with LACS 400.001.

Instructor(s): Paul Johnson

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See LACS 400.001.

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PORTUG 474. Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature.

Section 002 Slavery, Disease and Race: A View from Brazil. Meets with LACS 400.002.

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 LACS 400.002.

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PORTUG 474. Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature.

Section 003 Religions of the African Diaspora. Meets with LACS 455.001 and CAAS 458.007.

Instructor(s): Paul Johnson

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See LACS 455.001.

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PORTUG 474. Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature.

Section 004 Literature and Social History (Brazil). Meets with LACS 455.002 and CAAS 458.002 and HISTORY 478.002.

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 LACS 455.002.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

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 Spanish Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Detailed instructions and proposal forms are available on the Romance Languages website. 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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