PORT 101 Elementary Portuguese 1

This course is an introduction to the Portuguese language with emphasis on oral communication, listening, reading and writing skills. Also central to the course is the use of popular music and other media to examine the language through the lens of contemporary Luso-Brazilian culture.

Credits

4 Credits

General Education Competency

GEM Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

PORT 101Elementary Portuguese 1

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

English, Languages, and Philosophy

II. Course Specification

Course Type

General Education

General Education Competency

GEM Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

Credit Hours Narrative

4 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

64

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is an introduction to the Portuguese language with emphasis on oral communication, listening, reading and writing skills. Also central to the course is the use of popular music and other media to examine the language through the lens of contemporary Luso-Brazilian culture.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Initiate and sustain conversations in which they ask and answer questions, give and receive directions, introduce themselves, and report observations and information at a level appropriate to their language exposure and experience. Demonstrate creativity in choosing alternative methods (i.e., vocabulary, pantomime, or drawing) in social and/or professional situations where their communication skills have not been effective. Integrate various culturally appropriate behaviors into their conversations. Attain a conversational level of Mid-Novice (based on ACTFL standards). Assignments vary and reflect instructional methods designed to assist students to reach the course objectives.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

VI. Delivery Methodologies