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Portuguese Course Descriptions: 2018/2019

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Course Catalog Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019
101, 102, 103 101 102 103
150, 151
 
201, 202, 203 201 202 203
301 301
305  305
399 399


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FALL 2018

PORT 101: 1st Year Portuguese- Santos
In this course you will be introduced to the fundamental communication skills: understanding, speaking, reading and writing, as well as to some cultural aspects of the Luso-Brazilian world. The textbook follows the information-based task approach, which springs from the idea that languages are best learned when real-world information becomes the focus of students’ activities. Therefore, during this trimester, you will exchange real-life information about you and your classmates. Class time will be dedicated to communicating in Portuguese using the structures and vocabulary that you have covered prior in the textbook. 

PORT 201: 2nd Year Portuguese- Santos
In this course you will be reinforcing and building upon the fundamental communication skills acquired in first-year Portuguese. Students will be able to practice more complex grammar structures and improve your reading and speaking abilities. The organization of the course follows the information-based task approach, which springs from the idea that languages are best learned when real-world information becomes the focus of students’ activities. Therefore, during this term, besides exchanging real-life information about you and your classmates you will also read and discuss more about Brazilian and Lusophone culture. Class time will be dedicated to communicating in Portuguese using the structures and vocabulary that you have covered previously in assigned readings. Please note: Students and instructor will be communicating only in Portuguese! 

PORT 301: Cultura e Lingua: Expressoes Artisticas- Santos
Develops advanced language skills through the study of key representations in Brazilian art, literature, film, and music. Taught in Portuguese. Prereq: PORT 203 or equivalent. Offered alternate years.
Prereq: PORT 203 or equivalent.  

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WINTER 2019

PORT 102: 1st Year Portuguese- Santos
In this course you will be introduced to the fundamental communication skills: understanding, speaking, reading and writing, as well as to some cultural aspects of the Luso-Brazilian world. The textbook follows the information-based task approach, which springs from the idea that languages are best learned when real-world information becomes the focus of students’ activities. Therefore, during this trimester, you will exchange real-life information about you and your classmates. Class time will be dedicated to communicating in Portuguese using the structures and vocabulary that you have covered prior in the textbook. 

PORT 202: 2nd Year Portuguese- Santos
In this course you will be reinforcing and building upon the fundamental communication skills acquired in first-year Portuguese. Students will be able to practice more complex grammar structures and improve your reading and speaking abilities. The organization of the course follows the information-based task approach, which springs from the idea that languages are best learned when real-world information becomes the focus of students’ activities. Therefore, during this term, besides exchanging real-life information about you and your classmates you will also read and discuss more about Brazilian and Lusophone culture. Class time will be dedicated to communicating in Portuguese using the structures and vocabulary that you have covered previously in assigned readings. Please note: Students and instructor will be communicating only in Portuguese! 

PORT 305. Cultura e lingua: Brasil ontem e hoje- Santos
Introduction to Brazilian history and culture. Topics include geography; indigenous, European, and African presence; trends of authoritarianism and democratization; issues in migration and urbanization; racial and ethnic identities; women’s roles. Taught in Portuguese.
Prereq: PORT 203 or equivalent.

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SPRING 2019

PORT 103: 1st Year Portuguese- Santos
In this course you will be introduced to the fundamental communication skills: understanding, speaking, reading and writing, as well as to some cultural aspects of the Luso-Brazilian world. The textbook follows the information-based task approach, which springs from the idea that languages are best learned when real-world information becomes the focus of students’ activities. Therefore, during this trimester, you will exchange real-life information about you and your classmates. Class time will be dedicated to communicating in Portuguese using the structures and vocabulary that you have covered prior in the textbook. 

PORT 203: 2nd Year Portuguese- Santos
In this course you will be reinforcing and building upon the fundamental communication skills acquired in first-year Portuguese. Students will be able to practice more complex grammar structures and improve your reading and speaking abilities. The organization of the course follows the information-based task approach, which springs from the idea that languages are best learned when real-world information becomes the focus of students’ activities. Therefore, during this term, besides exchanging real-life information about you and your classmates you will also read and discuss more about Brazilian and Lusophone culture. Class time will be dedicated to communicating in Portuguese using the structures and vocabulary that you have covered previously in assigned readings. Please note: Students and instructor will be communicating only in Portuguese! 

PORT 399: Intro to Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture, 19th-21st Centuries- Millar
How did Brazil’s independence from Portugal in 1822 shift world imperial power? How did an Afro-Brazilian poet use the legal system to free hundreds of illegally enslaved people? What does African decolonization have to do with Brazil’s 20th-century military dictatorship? We will explore these questions and more as part of an examination of literature and culture of the Luso-Brazilian world from the 19th to the 21st centuries. We will examine both the unique cultural contexts of Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as the networks that link the areas of the former Portuguese empire. Our readings will be drawn from literature, films, and histories from across the Portuguese-speaking world. Prerequisite: PORT 203 or permission of the instructor. Please see Prof. Millar (lmillar@uoregon.edu) to find out more.

RL 407/ 507: Traveling the Portuguese-speaking World- Millar
From contemporary migrant literature to narratives of conquest and colonization, this course explores travel literature from across the Portuguese-speaking world (Europe, the Americas, and Africa). From the Portuguese Empire’s epithet of “The Empire of the Sea” to contemporary narratives that trace the routes of globalization, the Portuguese-speaking world has been marked by both voluntary and involuntary movement of peoples. We will pair selections of canonical texts celebrating colonizing projects such as the Portuguese epic poet Luís de Camões’ <<Os Lusíadas>> (1572) and Brazilian Basílio da Gama’s <<O Uruguai>> (1769) with contemporary revisitings of these texts such as Mozambican novelist Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa’s <<Ualalapi>> (1990). We will examine texts of coerced travel such as the slave trade and contemporary narratives retracing the Middle Passage, as well as units on internal migration in Brazil and immigrant narratives from the former Portuguese colonies in Africa to Europe. We will thoroughly examine the historical contexts of the Portuguese-speaking world including Brazil, Portugal, and the Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa. Prior knowledge of these contexts is not required. Class discussion will be conducted in English. Reading knowledge of Portuguese is helpful, though most texts will be available in translation. Interested students who lack a background in Portuguese language are welcome to come talk to me about accommodating them in this course. MA Periods: 2, 3, 4



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