Portuguese Courses

 

Winter 2017/18

Winter 2017

PORT101 First-Year Portuguese I Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice. Credit will be granted for only one of PORT 101 or PORT 110.

[accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer 2017" style="accordion-style1"] First-Year Portuguese I PORT 101 is a culture-oriented and interactive introduction to Portuguese language. The rich cultures of Brazil and Portugal are incorporated in all the materials used in class, providing students with an opportunity to immerse in authentic sociocultural situations. Students participate in communicative activities that will help them develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. These activities include role-play, group tasks; writing texts of practical nature, such as e-mails, tweets and short compositions; reading and talking about simple articles on topics of interest; playing trivia games; watching and talking about movies, short clips and music videos. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to sustain communication about everyday life situations, such as introductions, campus life, expressing personal interests and hobbies, asking for information, ordering food, etc. Required text: Clémence de Jouët-Pastré, Anna Klobucka, et al., Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as...
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PORT102 First-Year Portuguese II Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice. Credit will be granted for only one of PORT 102 or PORT 110.

First-Year Portuguese II PORT 102 further develops the fundamentals learned in PORT 101. Lessons are focused on slightly more complex grammar structures that enhance the skills acquired in PORT 101.  At this learning stage, students are able to apply new communicative skills such as talking about future plans and narrating events in the past. PORT 102 follows an interactive, culture-oriented approach to learning a foreign language. The materials used in class incorporate cultural aspects of Brazil and Portugal, designed for the second level of linguistic comprehension. Students participate in communicative activities that will help them develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Required text: Anna Klobucka et al.: Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language package (Ponto de Encontro text, Brazilian Activities Manual and audio CDs), 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2013. Prerequisite: PORT 101 or equivalent Language of Instruction: Portuguese Course Registration
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PORT110 Elementary Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers Sections

A single-term alternative to PORT 101 and 102 for students with heritage Portuguese or another Romance language. Credit will be granted for only one of PORT 110, PORT 101, or PORT 102.

Elementary Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers PORT 110 is offered for students who already have a heritage background in Portuguese or who have a native or excellent command of another Romance language and who wish to acquire a basic knowledge of Portuguese in an efficient time frame. Students who do not have the appropriate knowledge of a Romance language should register in PORT101. The course offers development of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and offers to meet special needs of beginning and advanced undergraduate as well as graduate students. The course also provides students with knowledge of the life and culture of the Portuguese-speaking countries, with emphasis on Brazil. Upon successful completion of PORT 110, students will be able to sustain basic communication about everyday life situations in oral and written form, and will be prepared to study intermediate Portuguese. Required Text: Clémence de Jouët-Pastré, Anna Klobucka, et al.: Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese...
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PORT201 Second-Year Portuguese I Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice, readings. Credit will be granted for only one of PORT 201 or PORT 210

Second-Year Portuguese I PORT 201 is the first half of second-year Portuguese language learning through a culture-oriented and interactive course. The rich cultures of Brazil, Portugal and other Lusophone countries are incorporated in all materials used in class, providing students with an opportunity to immerse in authentic socio-cultural situations. Students participate in communicative activities that will help them develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. PORT 201 further develops the fundamentals learned in PORT 101 and 102. Lessons are focused on slightly more complex grammar structures that enhance the skills acquired. Upon successful completion of PORT 201, students will be able to: engage in interactions using culturally appropriate forms; and understand and produce written and spoken language on a variety of topics. Required text: Anna Klobucka et al., Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language package (Ponto de Encontro text, Brazilian Activities Manual and audio CDs), 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2013. (If student already...
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PORT202 Second-Year Portuguese II Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice, readings. Credit may be granted for only one of PORT 202 or PORT 210.

Second-Year Portuguese II PORT 202 is the second half of second-year Portuguese language learning through a culture-oriented and interactive course. The rich cultures of Brazil, Portugal and other Lusophone countries are incorporated in all materials used in class, providing students with an opportunity to immerse in authentic socio-cultural situations. Students participate in communicative activities that will help them develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Upon successful completion of PORT 202, students will be able to: manipulate grammar structures of increased complexity to engage in meaningful social interactions; use culturally appropriate forms; and understand written/spoken language on a variety of topics. Required text: Anna Klobucka et al., Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language package (Ponto de Encontro text, Brazilian Activities Manual and audio CDs), 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2013. Prerequisite: PORT 201 or equivalent Note: Portuguese 202 satisfies the Language Requirement of the Faculty of Arts. Language of Instruction: Portuguese Course registration  
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PORT210 Intermediate Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers Sections

A single-term alternative to PORT 201 and 202 for students with heritage Portuguese or another Romance language. Credit will be granted for only one of PORT 210, PORT 201, or PORT 202.

Intermediate Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers PORT 210 is part 2 of a course for students who already have a heritage background in Portuguese or who have a native or excellent command of another Romance language and who wish to acquire an intermediate knowledge of Portuguese in an efficient time frame. The course offers development of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and offers to meet special needs of beginning and advanced undergraduate as well as graduate students. The course also provides students with knowledge of the life and culture of the Portuguese-speaking countries, with emphasis on Brazil. Upon successful completion of PORT 210, students will be able to sustain communication about everyday life and complex situations in oral and written form, and will be prepared to study advanced Portuguese. Required text: Anna Klobucka et al., Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language package (Ponto de Encontro text, Brazilian Activities Manual and audio...
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PORT222 Introduction to the Analysis of Portuguese and Brazilian Cultures Sections

Critical analysis of different cultural genres, including music, film and visual art through the study of selected Portuguese and Brazilian texts. This course is taught in English.

Instructor(s): Roca, Andrea
Introduction to the Analysis of Portuguese and Brazilian Cultures PORT 222 provides an interdisciplinary approach to popular culture in the Portuguese-speaking world. It is organized in thematic units with texts, songs, videos, and specific critical perspectives, which emphasize questions pertaining to the culture of everyday life, both rural and urban, including folklore, popular literature, ritual, arts and crafts, music, television, film and sports. Prerequisite: None Language of Instruction: English Course Registration
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PORT301 Advanced Portuguese Sections

Advanced work in composition for students who have reached the Language-Requirement level of Portuguese.

Advanced Portuguese PORT 301 offers advanced work in composition for students who have reached the Language-Requirement level of Portuguese. PORT 301 is an advanced level course for students who wish to improve their writing skills, vocabulary and style. Students will practice reading and writing in Portuguese. Although part of the term will be devoted to a selective review of grammar, the majority of the course will focus on developing writing skills, both through practice and revision and through analysis of the various styles and registers of written Portuguese. Students will also practice their listening and comprehension skills. This course is designed for students who have completed PORT 202, PORT 210, or the equivalent and who are ready to undertake advanced language study to practice and improve their Portuguese. Required text: Patricia Sobral: Mapeando a língua portuguesa através das artes, corrected edition. Hackett Publishing Company, 2015. Prerequisite: PORT 202 or equivalent Language of instruction: Portuguese Read More...

PORT392 Studies in Portuguese and Brazilian Literature Sections

Instructor(s): Santos, Alessandra
Introduction to Brazilian Literature Brazil is the largest country in Latin America, and it is the second industrial power of the Americas. It is the fifth largest country in the world both in area and population, it has 200 million diverse people, and it is home to one of the richest ecosystems on Earth. The only Portuguese speaking country in the hemisphere, Brazil has contributed significantly to global culture with unforgettable music and soccer. Are you curious to learn about Brazilian writers? PORT 392 offers an introduction to Brazilian Literature. It seeks to give students a panoramic view of modern and contemporary Brazilian literature in translation in relation to history, social dynamics, difference, politics, and language. We will read major literary texts and we will discuss drastic changes, examining Brazilian culture within larger global contexts. Required texts (Books available at the UBC bookstore and online sellers): Machado de Assis - Dom Casmurro (1899) Carolina...
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PORT405 Studies in Portuguese and Brazilian Culture Sections

Selected topics on Portuguese and Brazilian Culture. Please refer to section details for up to date course offering information. This course is taught in English.

Instructor(s): Santos, Alessandra
Amazonia Explore the Amazon region in this interdisciplinary course. We will examine pressing environmental and cultural issues in relation to the most biodiverse region on Earth. Through guest lectures ranging from a variety of disciplines, this course will discuss diverse topics related to the region and its major global impact. We will also study films and read critical texts. Course taught in conjunction with the UBC Museum of Anthropology’s current exhibition “Amazonia: The Rights of Nature.” We will have weekly guest speakers and museum visits. Confirmed guest speakers: Jon Beasley-Murray (FHIS) Kim Beauchesne (FHIS) Odile Cisneros (University of Alberta) Wade Davis (Anthropology) Mike Lathuillière (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) Ernest Mathijs (Film Studies) Marcos Moscoso (FHIS) Gaby Pailer (CENES) Nuno Porto (Museum of Anthropology) Sarah Shamash (Interdisciplinary Studies) Ildiko Szabo (Beaty Biodiversity Museum) Geoffrey Winthrop-Young (CENES) Readings and Films There are no required books for this course. Required texts will be available in PDF through the course website. Films will be made available through the...
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Summer 2017

Summer 2017

PORT101 First-Year Portuguese I Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice. Credit will be granted for only one of PORT 101 or PORT 110.

[accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer 2017" style="accordion-style1"] First-Year Portuguese I PORT 101 is a culture-oriented and interactive introduction to Portuguese language. The rich cultures of Brazil and Portugal are incorporated in all the materials used in class, providing students with an opportunity to immerse in authentic sociocultural situations. Students participate in communicative activities that will help them develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. These activities include role-play, group tasks; writing texts of practical nature, such as e-mails, tweets and short compositions; reading and talking about simple articles on topics of interest; playing trivia games; watching and talking about movies, short clips and music videos. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to sustain communication about everyday life situations, such as introductions, campus life, expressing personal interests and hobbies, asking for information, ordering food, etc. Required text: Clémence de Jouët-Pastré, Anna Klobucka, et al., Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as...
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