PORT 459R

Special Topics in Brazilian Literature

Spanish and Portuguese College of Humanities

Course Description

Specific topics in Portuguese (Brazilian) literature. Course content will vary each semester to offer optimum exposure to all areas of Brazilian literature.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

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

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Literary Analysis

Learning Outcome

Understand and properly apply the tools of literary analysis, as well as critical and philosophical concepts which may apply to Brazilian literary texts.

Title

Aesthetic Constructs, Genres, and Context

Learning Outcome

Recognize aesthetic constructs, genre differences and similarities, ideological trends, and historical contexts.

Title

Literary Study Skills

Learning Outcome

Develop the habits and skills for Brazilian literary study that inspire continued learning.

Title

Research

Learning Outcome

Write essays in Portuguese, including one final research paper, that demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the use of language and literary criticism.