Victor Mendes

Associate Professor / Director of Portuguese

Portuguese

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Liberal Arts 398L


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Continuation of Portuguese for students who have had a solid introduction to the Portuguese language. In addition to focusing on grammatical concepts and conversation, new vocabulary will be introduced. Greater emphasis will be given to writing. Readings include short stories, newspaper and magazine articles, and poetry. There will also be a more intensive look at topics of relevance to the Portuguese-speaking world, including aspects of social and cultural interest.

Continuation of Portuguese for students who have had a solid introduction to the Portuguese language. In addition to focusing on grammatical concepts and conversation, new vocabulary will be introduced. Greater emphasis will be given to writing. Readings include short stories, newspaper and magazine articles, and poetry. There will also be a more intensive look at topics of relevance to the Portuguese-speaking world, including aspects of social and cultural interest.

Continuation of POR 201.

Outstanding works of Portuguese literature and culture, with readings, lectures, and discussions in English.

The study of a specific topic, author, or literary period from Portugal, Brazil and/or Lusophone Africa. May be repeated with change in content.

Study of a selected topic, period, author or genre in Portuguese literature and culture. Literary texts, canonical and non-canonical alike, are discussed in a broadly cultural context and from a theoretically informed perspective. Focused written assignments and/or formal oral presentations contribute to the development of individual research projects pursued by the students.

Advanced study of a selected topic, period, author or genre in Portuguese literature and culture. Literary texts, canonical and non-canonical alike, are discussed in a broadly cultural context and from a theoretically informed perspective. Students formulate and develop independent research projects exploring theoretical meanings and consequences of literary works and/or cultural phenomena.

Study of a specific topic, author or literary period from Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa or elsewhere in the Lusophone World (Asia, Lusophone diaspora), as well as related advanced work in literary theory and cultural studies.

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Online and Continuing Education Courses

Study of a selected topic, period, author or genre in Portuguese literature and culture. Literary texts, canonical and non-canonical alike, are discussed in a broadly cultural context and from a theoretically informed perspective. Focused written assignments and/or formal oral presentations contribute to the development of individual research projects pursued by the students.
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