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Academic Year

2013-2014

School

School of Humanities and Social Science School Web site

School Dean

Janet Dizinno, Ph.D. hssdean@stmarytx.edu

Department

Languages

Department Chair

Mark Lokensgard, Ph.D. mlokensgard@stmarytx.edu

Department Courses and Descriptions

Department Courses and Descriptions
PR 1311
Introduction to Portuguese I (3)
Essentials of Portuguese with an emphasis on the Brazilian dialect and pronunciation. An introduction to the four phases of language learning: understanding, reading, speaking, and writing Portuguese and an understanding of Brazilian culture. Permission of the Department Chair is required. (Lecture 2 hours and audio/video/writing Laboratory 1 hour)

PR 1312
Introduction to Portuguese II (3)
Essentials of Portuguese with an emphasis on the Brazilian dialect and pronunciation. An introduction to the four phases of language learning: understanding, reading, speaking, and writing Portuguese and an understanding of Brazilian culture. Permission of the Department Chair is required. (Lecture 2 hours and audio/video/writing Laboratory 1 hour) Prerequsite: PR1311.

PR 2311
2nd Year Portuguese I (3)
Portuguese language reviewed and applied to practice in composition. The course includes practice in comprehension of spoken Brazilian Portuguese and guided speaking, reading, and writing activities leading to self-expression in the Portuguese language. (Lecture 2 hours and audio/video/writing Laboratory 1 hour) (PR 2311 or equivalent is prerequisite for PR 2312)

PR 2312
2nd Year Portuguese II (3)
Portuguese language reviewed and applied to practice in composition. The course includes practice in comprehension of spoken Brazilian Portuguese and guided speaking, reading, and writing activities leading to self-expression in the Portuguese language. (Lecture 2 hours and audio/video/writing Laboratory 1 hour) Prerequisite: PR 2311 or equivalent.

PR 2317
Portuguese for Spanish Speakers I (3)
The course is designed for speakers with strong Spanish grammatical and conversational skills. Knowledge of Spanish is applied to make the transition into upper level Portuguese curses. The course includes intensive practice in spoken Brazilian Portuguese and guided speaking, reading, and writing activities leading to self-expression in the Portuguese language. This two semester course satisfies the Core Curriculum Language requirement. Permission of the Department Chair is required.(Lecture 2 hours and audio/video/writing Laboratory 1 hour)

PR 2318
Portuguese for Spanish Speakers II (3)
The course is designed for speakers with strong Spanish grammatical and conversational skills. Knowledge of Spanish is applied to make the transition into upper level Portuguese curses. The course includes intensive practice in spoken Brazilian Portuguese and guided speaking, reading, and writing activities leading to self-expression in the Portuguese language. This two semester course satisfies the Core Curriculum Language requirement. Permission of the Department Chair is required.(Lecture 2 hours and audio/video/writing Laboratory 1 hour) Prerequisite: PR2317

PR 3301
Advanced Grammar and Portuguese Composition (3)
Advanced review of Portuguese grammar in context and in targeted exercises. Use of acquired grammar and expanded vocabulary in guided compositions aiming at a complete command of the written expression in Spanish in a formal context.

PR 3311
Brazilian Culture & Civilization (3)
A survey of the historical, social, cultural, artistic and intellectual institutions of Brazil, designed to provide a better understanding of the country and its people. Prerequisite: PR 2312 or 2317.

PR 3325
Gender and Sexuality in Luso-Brazilian Culture (3)
This course deals with Lusophone Literature from the 19th century to the present, with an emphasis on Brazilian Literature. The course discusses theories of gender and sexuality in order to focus our discussion on how these issues are treated in the texts. We will also discuss how perceptions of these roles have changed in the Lusophone world. Prerequisite: PR 2318 or instructor’s permission.

PR 3329
Southern Cone Luso-Brazil Language (3)
This course is designed to prepare participants in the Southern Cone Studies program for their semester in Brazil. Since countries in the region have a shared history and culture and a tradition of involvement in diplomatic and commercial engagements through out the ages, a comparison and contrast approach to the region makes this course a must for all participants in the program. Students will review their language skills in preparation for the �in-country� phase of the program. Enrollment is limited to participants in the Southern Cone Studies Program.

PR 3331
Brazilian, Portuguese, and Luso-African Short Story (3)
This course will present the theory of short story writing, as well as the history of the genre in the Lusophone world. It will also give the opportunity for the close study of the work of the major short story writers of the of Lusophone world.

PR 3341
Survey of Luso Brazilian Lit (3)
The course is a survey of the literature of Brazil and its origins in Portugal proper. Its development from the Portuguese colonization to the present is explored in supplementary texts. The objective of the course is to familiarize the student with representative works of these literatures. Lectures, readings, and literary analysis. Prerequisite: PR 2312 or 2318.

PR 3350
Luso-Brazilian Cinema and Literature (3)
This course deals with Lusophone Cinema and Literature, with an emphasis on Brazil and on films produced since the “boom” of production there in the mid 1990’s. The course examines both works adapted to the screen and those written for it. In all cases, the emphasis will be on the dialogue the films establish with their Luso-Brazilian cultural context. Prerequisite: PR 2318 or instructor’s permission.

PR 3361
Advanced Comm Skills in Portug (3)
Intensive review of Brazilian Portuguese grammar and usage. Reading, analysis and discussion of literary selections, current events, topics of interest and key problems and issues common to Brazil. Original composition and oral delivery. A laboratory fee is charged. Prerequisite: PR 2312 or 2317 or equivalent.

PR 3381
Portuguese Lang for the Prof (3)
Review of grammar. Incorporates the language and vocabulary relating to a variety of professions including business, medicine, engineering, law and education. To enable the student seeking a career in these professions to convey his/her skills in Portuguese. Prerequisite: PR 2312 or PR 2318, or equivalent.

PR 3382
Topics in Portuguese (3)
Study of any of a broad range of topics in contemporary Brazil ian Portuguese Language, to include issues of the day in Brazil. Conducted entirely in Portuguese. May be taken twice if topic is different. Prerequisite PR 2312 or 2318 or equivalent.

Department Faculty

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Department Website

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