PORT 322

Third-Year Portuguese Grammar and Composition

Spanish and Portuguese College of Humanities

Course Description

Development of presentational writing and speaking skills at the ACTFL Advanced level, with emphasis on writing processes and strategies.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Write argumentative essays

Learning Outcome

Write argumentative essays analyzing specific texts or topics, introducing a clear thesis and developing arguments to support the thesis using valid reasoning and sufficient evidence.

Title

Write expository research papers

Learning Outcome

Write expository research papers that gather and synthesize information from multiple sources, develop and support the topic with well-chosen facts and examples, and organize ideas to make important connections and distinctions.

Title

Apply writing conventions

Learning Outcome

Apply writing conventions from appropriate style guides (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) in composing papers and citing references.       

Title

Apply writing strategies and processes

Learning Outcome

Develop and improve writing through multiple drafts by planning, revising, editing, and incorporating feedback.

Title

Give oral presentations

Learning Outcome

Effectively deliver formal oral presentations that are tailored to a specific audience, making use of appropriate presentational media.

Title

Convey meaning accurately

Learning Outcome

Convey meaning orally and in writing using a register and level of grammatical accuracy appropriate for academic and professional audiences.