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Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures

SPANISH

1. Beginning Spanish

09F: 9, 10, 11 10W: 9, 10 10S: 9, 10, 11

10F: 9, 10, 11 11W: 9, 10 11S: 9, 10, 11

An introduction to Spanish as a spoken and written language. The work includes regular practice—in class, in drill sessions, and in the language laboratory—in understanding and using the spoken language. Elementary reading materials serve for vocabulary building, analytical exercises, and discussion. Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture Requirements.

2. Introductory Spanish

09F: 9, 10, 12 10W: 9, 10, 11, 12 10S: 10, 11, 12 10X: 9

10F: 9, 10, 12 11W: 9, 10, 11, 12 11S: 10, 11, 12

Review of the fundamentals of Spanish, intensive work on vocabulary building, extensive reading and discussion. More advanced practice in the use of the spoken language in the classroom, the drill sessions and the language laboratory. Introduction to Spanish composition. Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture Requirements.

Open to first-year students by qualifying test and to others who have passed Spanish 1.

3. Intermediate Spanish

09F: 9, 11, 12, D.L.S.A. 10W, 10S: 9, 10, 11, D.L.S.A. 10X: 10

10F: 9, 11, 12, D.L.S.A. 11W, 11S: 9, 10, 11, D.L.S.A.

Spanish 3 is the culminating course of the Spanish language sequence and is designed to continue the study of the cultures and languages of the Spanish speaking peoples begun in Spanish 1 and 2. TV programs, historical texts and literature provide culturally authentic materials, which in addition to the textbook, aim to fulfill the two main goals of the course: 1) to continue the intensive practice of listening, speaking, reading and writing with a cultural focus, and 2) to continue the intense study of grammar begun in Spanish 1 and 2 (or in high school). Given on-campus as the final course in the required sequence and off-campus as part of the Language Study Abroad curriculum. Special emphasis will be given off-campus to contemporary Spanish and Mexican cultural topics and social issues through the discussion of newspapers, artistic events, and mass media presentations. Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture Requirements.

Open to first-year students by qualifying tests and to others who have passed Spanish 2.

5. Language Study Abroad

09F, 10W, 10S, 10F, 11W, 11S: D.L.S.A.

Taught in the context of the Language Study Abroad program, this course in Hispanic culture reinforces listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills in Spanish. The thematic focus is on local and regional art history, with special emphasis on the city as a dynamic form of cultural production through time. Attending to political, social, economic, and religious contexts, the course features brief presentations by local personnel as well as relevant field trips. Assignments include conversation, writing projects, oral presentations, and a final course examination.

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Dartmouth Language Study Abroad Program. WCult: W (Spain), NW (Mexico).

6. Language Study Abroad

09F, 10W, 10S. 10F, 11W, 11S: D.L.S.A.

Taught in the context of the Language Study Abroad program, this introductory course in Hispanic literature strengthens listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in Spanish. The reading materials are selected to help students develop their analytical strategies as well as to expose them to relevant cultural issues and major figures of the region in which they are studying. Assigned work may include brief research papers, oral presentations, a mid-term exam and a final course examination.

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Dartmouth Language Study Abroad Program. Dist: LIT; WCult: W (Spain), NW (Mexico).

7. First-Year Seminars in Spanish and Spanish-American Literature

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8. Writing and Speaking: A Cultural Approach for Speakers of Spanish

10S: 9 11S: 11

This course is designed for students with a cultural background in Spanish who wish to enhance their skills in reading, writing and comprehension. Course materials will reflect a multi-media approach to understanding the cultural experiences of U.S. Latinos/as and the Spanish-speaking world. Assignments will be geared toward improving existing language skills and developing higher levels of academic proficiency. This course fulfills the language requirement for heritage speakers and serves as a prerequisite for 9 and/or all upper-level courses (30 and higher). With departmental approval, this course may be considered equivalent to Spanish 9.

Enrollment by permission only. Open to all classes.

9. Culture and Conversation: Advanced Spanish Language

09F: 10, 12 10W: 9 10S: 9 10X: 11

10F: 10, 12 11W: 9 11S: 9

This course serves as a bridge between Spanish 3 and Spanish 10. Through the intensive study of a variety of aural media (e.g. documentaries, TV and radio programs, films), grammar, vocabulary and speech acts as presented in the course packet, students will actively practice listening and speaking skills with the goal of reaching an Intermediate High Level (on the ACTFL scale). Additional written material may be added according to the professor’s particular interests.

Prerequisite: Spanish 3; AP Lang 4 or AP Lit 4; local placement test 600+, or permission of the instructor. It serves as a prerequisite for Spanish 10.

10. Writing and Reading: A Critical and Cultural Approach

09F: 11 10W: 10 10S: 10, 11 10X: 12

10F: 11 11W, 11S: 10

This course serves as transition between the Spanish LSA (or equivalent preparation) and all upper-division courses (30 and above). Through the study of critical and theoretical vocabulary, and the reading of short stories, poems, films, theatrical plays and journalistic articles, students will acquire analytic tools to comprehend and analyze several types of texts. This course is also designed to familiarize students with different textual genres and a wide array of literary and interpretative key concepts.

Prerequisite: Participation in one of the Spanish LSA programs; Spanish 8 or 9; exemption from Spanish 9 based on test scores (see Department web site); or permission of instructor. It serves as a prerequisite for all Spanish courses 30 and higher. Dist: LIT.

23. Argentine Cultural Heritage

10S, 11S: D.F.S.P.

This course deepens the student’s knowledge of the Argentine art and cultures through the study and discussion of the visual, architectural and plastic arts, as well as music and performance. The materials will expose the students to the main trends and topics of contemporary Argentine art, cultures and society.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program, Argentina. Dist: ART; WCult: NW.

24. Spanish Cultural Heritage

09F, 10F: D.F.S.P.

This course deepens the student’s knowledge of the Spanish art and cultures through the study and discussion of the visual, architectural and plastic arts, as well as music and performance. The materials will expose the students to the main trends and topics of contemporary Spanish art, cultures and society.

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program, Spain. Dist: ART; WCult: W.

30. Introduction to Hispanic Studies I: Middle Ages-17th Century

09F, 10F: 11

This course presents an overview of major literary trends and cultural productions from the Middle Ages to the 17th century in both their Spanish and Spanish American contexts. Students will read a representative selection of major literary works from that period, both Peninsular and Spanish-American, and discuss theoretical, aesthetic, and critical issues pertinent to the Renaissance, the Baroque, colonialism, syncretism, etc. Texts may also be cultural, visual, and/or filmic.

Prerequisite: Spanish 10. Dist: LIT; WCult: W.

31. Introduction to Hispanic Studies II: 18th and 19th Centuries

10W, 11W: 11

This course presents a chronological study of major trans-Atlantic literary trends and cultural productions, corresponding to the cultural and aesthetic movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Students will read a representative selection of major literary works, both Peninsular and Spanish-American, from that period and discuss theoretical, aesthetic, and critical issues pertinent to modernity, empire, enlightenment, nationalism, gender, democracy, etc. Texts may also be, cultural, visual, and/or filmic.

Prerequisite: Spanish 10. Dist: LIT; WCult: W.

32. Introduction to Hispanic Studies III: 20th-21st Centuries

10S, 11S: 12

This course presents a chronological study of trans-Atlantic major literary trends and cultural productions, corresponding to the cultural and aesthetic movements from the 1880s to the present. Students will read a representative selection of major literary works from that period, both Peninsular and Spanish-American, and discuss theoretical, aesthetic, and critical issues pertinent to modernismo, the avant-garde, revolution, post-modernism, etc. Texts may also be cultural, visual, and/or filmic.

Prerequisite: Spanish 10. Dist: LIT; WCult: W.

33. Argentine Civilization: Society, Culture and Politics in Argentina

10S, 11S: D.F.S.P.

This course studies socio-political events in the Southern Cone that have shaped the contemporary configuration of society in Argentina. Emphasis will be placed on key political figures, social movements, oppositional tensions, dictatorship and democracy, and their articulation in the cultural field. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program. Dist: SOC; WCult: NW.

34. Society, Culture and Politics in Spain

09F, 10F: D.F.S.P.

This courses studies socio-political events in the Iberian Peninsula that have shaped the contemporary configuration of society in Spain. Emphasis will be placed on key political figures, social movements, oppositional tensions, dictatorship and democracy, and their articulation in the cultural field.

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program, Spain. Dist: SOC; WCult: W.

35. Studies in Spanish-American Literature and Culture

10S, 11S: D.F.S.P.

This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to study a topic of interest in Spanish American literature and culture through the reading of a wide variety of literary and cultural texts. Emphasis will be placed on Argentina and the Southern Cone. Topics may vary.

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program, Argentina. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW.

36. Studies in Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature

09F, 10F: D.F.S.P.

This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to study a topic of interest in the literatures and cultures of Spain through the reading of a wide variety of literary and cultural texts. Topics may vary.

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program, Spain. Dist: LIT; WCult: W.

37. Texts and Contexts: Topics in Writing

09F: 12 10W, 10S: 10 10F: 12 11W: 10, 11 11S: 10

This course is designed to help students develop excellence in writing as they prepare for upper level literature and culture courses in Spanish. Topics will vary according to term and faculty as will the “texts” studied in the course (literary, filmic, cultural, and visual). Given that thinking, reading, and writing are interdependent activities, Spanish 37 offers students an opportunity to study a topic of interest in Hispanic literature or culture while simultaneously emphasizing the advanced writing skills required of a research paper. Frequent exercises in writing and close textual study are basic to this course.

Prerequisite: Spanish 10 or permission of instructor. Dist: LIT; WCult: W.

40. Hispanic Literature and Culture by Period

09F: 2 11W: 2A

This course will focus on the study of the significant historical periods and cultural movements of the Hispanic world. It is organized according to chronological eras that are marked by distinct cultural and literary movements. Areas covered will be the Middle Ages, the culture of the Renaissance and the Baroque, the Colonial Period, Enlightenment and Modernity, Nineteenth-Century Romanticism and Realism, the Avant-Gardes, Postmodernism, and new developments in the contemporary period. One or more periods will be selected for study.

Prerequisite: Spanish 37.

In 09F, From Corbacho to Camacho: love, marriage, and sexuality in Early Modern Spain. This course will study the Early Modern era in Spain (16th and 17th centuries) through a corpus of literary texts, conduct manuals, theater, and painting. Special attention will be devoted to the construction of social discourses on love, marriage, and sexuality. Our list of readings includes the Archpriest of Talavera’s El Corbacho, Fray Luis de León’s La Perfecta Casada, Garcilaso de la Vega’s love sonnets, San Juan de la Cruz and Santa Teresa de Avila’s mystic poetry, classic theater by Lope de Vega, satires by Francisco de Quevedo, and excerpts of Cervantes’s Don Quixote, which we will study in tandem with religious, erotic, and historic painting. Both visual and textual representations of homosexuality and heterosexuality as well as divine and human love and marriage will contribute to enriching our understanding of the historical specificity of the early modern period and its culture. Cirnigliaro.

43: Hispanic Literature and Culture by Genre

09F: 10 10W: 12 10F: 10 11S: 2

A literary genre is defined as an established category of written work employing a set of recognizable common conventions, such as technique, style, structure or subject matter. This course will focus on the study of Hispanic literatures and cultures and is organized around one or more basic genres like poetry, drama, novel, and essay. Other articulating categories for the course may include epic poetry, tragic drama, short-fiction narrative, the picaresque novel, and melodrama, among others. The course will provide students with the appropriate critical vocabulary to understand the specificity of the genre or sub-genre examined in the course.

Prerequisite: Spanish 37.

In 09F, The Poetics and Politics of Love in Contemporary Spanish Verse. This course examines the expression of distinct forms of love and love as trope in contemporary poetry from Spain. In the ideological tug-of-war that spanned the twentieth-century, love is political. The triad of form, content, and context communicate the (im)possibility of these forms of love in the work of poets such as Salinas, García Lorca, Cernuda, Fuertes, Atencia, Villena, Rossetti, García Montero, and Janés. Sprague.

45. Regional/National/Trans-Atlantic Approaches to Hispanic Studies

Not offered in the period from 09F through 11S

This course studies the complex intersections between literatures, languages, cultures and their national, regional, and trans-Atlantic contexts in Spain, Latin America, and the U.S. In this course, literary and cultural expressions are studied in relation to place in a wide array of historical contexts. Issues may include literature and colonialism, “indigenismo,” the city/country dialectic, regional and national languages and cultural interdependence, the arts as buffers of political/nationalistic violence, national borders and cultural identity, and the formation of national literatures.

Prerequisite: Spanish 37.

50. Gender and Sexuality in Hispanic Studies

10W: 2A 10F: 2

This course will explore how the study of gender and sexuality is integral to understanding the complexities of Hispanic societies and cultures. In addition to analyzing literary texts and cultural and artistic productions, students will also examine theoretical and critical approaches to the study of gender and sexuality. Topics may include feminist movements, the construction and performance of gender, the theory and practice of women’s writing, sexual identities, and queer theories as they relate to Hispanic embodiments and representations in literature and culture.

Prerequisite: Spanish 37. Dist: LIT; WCult: CI.

In 10W, Power, and Gender in Contemporary Latin American Short Fiction. The course examines the power dimension that structure the relationship between the masculine and feminine. Based on the reading of short stories by Spanish American authors—Julio Cortázar, Elena Garro, Juan Rulfo, among others—the course will explore the ways contemporary culture constructs the subject and inscribes upon her/him particular roles and representations. The theoretical framework will be built from psychoanalysis—Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan; feminist theory—Judith Butler, Simone de Beauvoir, Nelly Richard, and other theoretical models in order to elucidate the politics of domination and subjugation that are active in the construction of collective cultural imaginaries. The staff.

53. Topics in Spanish Linguistics, Rhetoric, and Poetics

11W: 12

The focus of study for this course will be the evolution of the Spanish language from its old and early modern manifestations to contemporary uses. Specific geographical contexts will be given special attention. Topics may include the constitution of Castilian as a national language and its relation to other peninsular languages; the history of linguistic change on all levels (phonetic/phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic); the influence of Arabic, indigenous languages of the Americas, English, and dialectal variants. Fundamental notions of rhetoric and poetics will be central to this course as well.

Prerequisite: Spanish 37. Dist: LIT.

55. Hispanic Literature, Culture, and Politics

09F: 12

This is an interdisciplinary course that studies through diverse representations in literature and the arts major sociopolitical realities that have shaken and transformed the Hispanic world such as the Conquest, colonialism, the rise of the modern nation states, the Mexican and Cuban revolutions, the Spanish Civil War, Latin America’s “dirty” wars, etc. The course will explore the interconnection between culture and politics allowing the student to read culture as a political text and political events as texts.

Prerequisite: Spanish 37. Dist: LIT.

In 09F, Humor and Politics in Latin American Literature, Film, and Culture. Comedy and humor often serve to undermine cultural elitism and denounce social injustice. Many Latin American authors, filmmakers, and artists have used comedy and humor in politically subversive ways, but also as a way to legitimize the cultures and communities of the marginal and disenfranchised. This course will explore several theories of humor as well as Latin American traditions of humor. Reyes.

60. Race and Ethnicity in Hispanic Studies

11S: 2A

A common misperception about race and ethnicity is that they are uniformly defined and that one region’s understanding of these terms is identical to any other. How are race and ethnicity conceptualized and represented in Spain, Latin America, and U.S. Latino communities? This course will examine the particular historical, regional, and cultural factors that give rise to different notions of race and ethnicity in the Hispanic world. Individual offerings of this course may focus on one or more of the following: Moorish Spain and the Reconquista; the Jewish Diaspora in Spain and Latin America; indigenous societies in Latin America; racial and cultural “mestizaje”; whiteness, racial purity, and “blanqueamiento”; slavery, the African Diaspora, and “afro-latinidades.”

Prerequisite: Spanish 37. Dist: LIT; WCult: CI.

63. Hispanic Film Studies

11W: 2

Film and the visual arts in Spain, Latin America, and/or the US will be studied under different approaches in order to: understand the historical evolution of filmmaking within these contexts; examine the different film genres (surrealism, neorealism, melodrama, film noir, Hollywood realism, animation, documentary, etc.) in their Hispanic contexts; study the body of work of renowned Latino, Spanish, and Latin American filmmakers and visual artists; analyze important cultural or historical events through their visual representations (the Mexican Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, the Cuban Revolution, end of Francoism, etc.); etc. Students will become familiar with relevant concepts in film analysis, film theory, and cultural studies and learn how issues of representation in the visual arts are linked to their literary counterparts.

Prerequisite: Spanish 37. Dist: ART.

65. Hispanic Performance, Media, and the Arts

10S: 2A

In our increasingly globalized society, what impact have transnationalism and new technologies had on the formation and articulation of local cultures in the Hispanic world? How do subjects remember and represent themselves as embodied actors in the spaces where conflicting and contestatory identities meet? How have television, the visual and graphic arts, and music redefined national space and identity in Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. Latino communities? Individual offerings of this course may focus on one or more of the following: theater, performance, and performativity; comics and the graphic arts; literature and the marketplace; the politics of mass media; sports and national identity; and popular culture’s strategies of resistance.

Prerequisite: Spanish 37. Dist: ART

In 10S, Gallery of Treasures and Horrors: A Century of Images in Spain. This course will analyze the dynamic relation between a group of still and moving images, and the constitution of a national imaginary. The course will explore how iconic and paradigmatic images have helped to conform our understanding of Spain’s recent history. It offers a historical and cultural approach to modern and contemporary Spain, as well as an introduction to visual cultures. Gómez.

70. Great Works of Hispanic Literature: Don Quixote and One Hundred Years of Solitude

10S: 2

Few novels of the Hispanic world have had greater resonance than Cervantes’ Don Quijote (published between 1605 and 1615) and Gabriel García Márquez’ Cien años de soledad (1969). Both have continually fascinated their readers and provoked myriad interpretations and reinterpretations. This course seeks to understand each text as an autonomous work of literature and as a highly creative response to the literary and cultural forces in which it was forged. Individual offerings of this course will focus on one of these literary masterpieces.

Prerequisite: Spanish 37. Dist: LIT.

In 10S, Don Quijote. From the time of its publication in 1605 (Part I) and 1615 (Part II), Don Quijote has continually fascinated its readers and provoked radically different interpretations. Taking as his point of departure the tradition of chivalric romance, Cervantes begins by writing a critique of imaginative literature that evolves into a critique of reality itself—the first modern European novel. This course seeks to understand the Quijote both per se—as an autonomous work of literature—and as a highly creative response to the literary and cultural forces from which it was forged. Lozano.

73. Special Topics in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Production

10X: 2

This course is offered periodically with varying content so that writers, genres, historical contexts, or theoretical approaches not otherwise provided in the curriculum may be studied. The course can be offered any term and its distinct content, theoretical, or methodological approach will depend on the area of specialization of the instructor.

Prerequisite: Spanish 37. Dist: LIT.

75. Creative Writing in Spanish

10W: 2A 10F: 12

This course offers a workshop in creative writing to be taught by prominent writers in residence in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. It is designed for native speakers of Spanish, heritage speakers, and Spanish majors in their junior or senior years. Seminar-sized class meets twice or three times a week plus individual conferences when necessary. The class will consist of group workshops on student writing (fiction, poetry, and/or theater) and individual conferences with the instructor. Students will be admitted on a competitive basis and should submit a short writing sample of poetry, fiction, and/or a play to the Department’s Administrator prior to obtaining permission to enroll. The limit for this class is 14.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

In 10W, Creative Writing in Spanish. Students will produce creative work on literary genres such as narrative fiction, poetry, drama, or autobiography. Following the structure of a writing workshop, the course will explore basic literary notions and concepts with the purpose of designing a poetics and aesthetics that serve as a foundation for literary creation. Departing from the students’ own work, this course is organized in two axes: reading and textual analysis. During each class session students will read texts written by their peers and collectively analyze them. Based on the critiques, particular strategies and literary techniques will be explored in order to facilitate the creative process. The staff.

80. Senior Seminar in Hispanic Studies

09F, 10W: 10A 10S: 10 10F, 11W, 11S: 10A

The senior seminar in Hispanic Studies is designed to provide Spanish majors with a small group setting that facilitates in-depth discussion of key concepts of critical theory, literary studies, and the discipline. The seminar will encourage students to research and explore relevant topics related to Hispanic literature and the arts and experiment with the application of the different concepts under discussion in creative ways (essay writing, visual arts projects, performance pieces, etc).

Prerequisite: Senior standing.

In 09F, Nostalgia in the Age of Globalization: Hispanic film between the city and the countryside. This seminar intends to offer an insightful vision on contemporary Hispanic culture, with a specific emphasis on the film production of the last three decades. The critical debate of the course inserts the dialectic relationship between the dominant influence of urban life and receding rural culture within the theoretical framework of globalization. Special attention will be devoted to the concepts of nostalgia and idealization as dominant modes of representations of the countryside. The in-depth analysis of relevant films and literary works will provide a better understanding of one of the most recurrent topics in contemporary culture. del Pino.

In 10W, Literature on the Verge of a Political Breakthrough. This course studies literary texts whose primary goal is to advocate for the transformation of society by attempting to redefine ethnic, cultural, political, and gender identities through aesthetic means. We will explore new definitions for articulating a civil society seen as more heterogeneous and less haunted by the values inherited from the Franco dictatorship. Authors include Goytisolo, Semprún, Vázquez Montalbán, Riera, and Lucía Etxebarria. Aguado.

In 10S, Twentieth Century Re-Discovery of Latin America’s Cultural Heritages. This course will explore the process of rediscovery of national heritages and how the search for non European cultural identities highlights the African and Amerindian components in the different Latin American regions. How do these identities relate to Western social systems and philosophical currents? This and other relevant questions will be explored in the writings of Gallegos, Guillén, Palés Matos, Carpentier, Arguedas, Castellanos, Reyes, Borges and others. Pastor.

83. Independent Study

All terms: Arrange

A program of individual study directed by a member of the Spanish and Portuguese faculty. Spanish 83 will normally consist of a program of reading and research that is not covered in regularly scheduled course offerings. After consultation with the faculty advisor of the project, all Independent Study proposals must be submitted for approval to the Department. Only open to majors in Spanish or Romance Languages. Under normal circumstances, no student may receive credit for this course more than once.

Students interested in pursuing an Independent Study must identify their topic and faculty advisor, and present a proposal to their faculty advisor and to the Department for approval by the last week of the term prior to registering for Spanish 83.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

90. Honors Course

All terms: Arrange

Supervised independent research under the direction of a designated advisor. Honors majors will normally elect this course as the first in the required sequence (90 and 91) for completion of the Honors Program. Spanish 90 is intended to prepare the student for writing the Honors thesis, through readings in primary and secondary texts, theory and methodology. The course will include periodic written assignments and culminate in a final paper.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program.

91. Honors Seminar

All terms: Arrange

A prearranged program of study and research during any term of the senior year, on a tutorial basis, with individual faculty members (normally the thesis advisor.) A thesis and public presentation are the expected culmination of the course.

Prerequisite: Prior admission to the Department’s Honors Program; clear evidence of capability to perform honors level work, normally indicated by completion of Spanish 90 with a grade of B+ or higher.

PORTUGUESE

1. Introductory Intensive Portuguese

10S: 10/10A

An intensive introductory course that teaches fundamental communication skills—understanding, speaking, reading and writing—and introduces students to the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world through readings, films, music and videotapes. This course is appropriate for students who may wish to devote only one term to the study of Portuguese.

3. Intermediate Intensive Portuguese

10X: D.L.S.A.

More advanced work in the use of the spoken and written language, complemented by lectures, readings, music and films. Portuguese 3 serves as the final course in the required sequence to satisfy the language requirement in Portuguese.

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Dartmouth Language Study Abroad program.

Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture requirements.

5. Brazilian Culture and Society

10X: D.L.S.A.

A course in Brazilian culture and society taught in the context of the Language Study Abroad program. Lectures by local personnel concentrate on contemporary political, social, economic, and religious institutions of the country, with attention paid to their historical background. Visits to sites supplement these lectures when appropriate. Assigned work includes preparation of papers, oral presentations, and a final course examination.

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Dartmouth Language Study Abroad program. WCult: NW.

6. Introduction to Brazilian Literature

10X: D.L.S.A.

An introductory course, offered in the context of the Language Study Abroad program, dealing with major figures, themes, or genres of Brazilian literature.

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Dartmouth Language Study Abroad program. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW.

7. First-Year Seminars in Portuguese

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9. Writing and Speaking: A Cultural Approach

10W, 11W: 11

This course serves as a transition between the basic Portuguese language sequence and upper-level courses. Through a selective review of grammar, vocabulary-building exercises, and readings and discussion of contemporary topics affecting the Portuguese-speaking world, students will develop their ability to write and speak clear, correct and idiomatic Portuguese in order to achieve competence in the language

Prerequisite: Completion of the foreign language requirement in Portuguese, or permission of the Chair. Open to all classes. Dist: LIT

20. The Portuguese-Speaking World and its Literatures and Cultures: The Definition of an Identity

10S, 11S: 11.

This course deals with major figures, themes, and issues of the literatures of the modern Portuguese-speaking world, including continental and insular Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa and Asia, and Luso-America. The course will also present different techniques of critical reading and interpretation and their relevance to the study of specific works. Reading selections will be drawn from different genres and periods, and will be supplemented by film, music, and materials from the mass media. Considerable emphasis will be placed on speaking and writing skills. Topics will be announced in advance of each offering.

Open to first-year students by qualifying test and to others who have passed Portuguese 9 or have equivalent preparation. Portuguese 20 is a prerequisite for the Portuguese Foreign Study Program, and also counts towards the minor in Portuguese or the major in Romance Languages and modified majors. Dist: LIT.

25. Advanced Portuguese Composition

10X: D.F.S.P.

Intensive essay writing workshop with discussion focusing on Brazilian culture. Advanced grammar, sentence structure and word usage provide a framework for excellence in writing. Exercises are based on readings of materials from diverse sources in contemporary Brazilian culture, history, politics and current events. Credit for this course is awarded to students who have successfully completed the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program in Salvador, Brazil.

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program. WCult: NW.

35. Advanced Studies in Brazilian Culture and Society

10X: D.F.S.P.

A course in Brazilian culture and society taught in the context of the Foreign Studies Program. Lectures by local personnel concentrate on contemporary political, social, economic and religious institutions and issues and their historical background. Visits to sites supplement lectures when appropriate. Assigned work includes preparation of short papers, oral presentations and exams, assessed at the advanced level. Students will also write a research paper based on group visits requiring sessions additional to regular classes.

Prerequisites: acceptance into the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program. Dist: SOC; WCult: NW.

36. Studies in Contemporary Brazilian Literature

10X: D.F.S.P.

This course explores trends in Brazilian literature from the 1960s to the present. Genres include novels, plays, short stories and poetry, as well as song lyrics of literary quality from various musical genres. Prominent themes include, but are not limited to, the socio-political experience of the dictatorship, urban and suburban life, and literature by women.

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW.

60. The Portuguese-Speaking World: Literature and Culture by Period

Not offered in the period from 09F through 11S

This course focuses on the study of the most important historical periods and cultural movements affecting the Portuguese-speaking world. It is organized according to chronological eras that are marked by distinct cultural and literary movements. Areas covered are the Middle Ages, the culture of the Renaissance and the Baroque, the period of Explorations, Colonial period, Enlightenment and Modernity, Nineteenth-Century, Romanticism and Realism, the Avant-Gardes, Postmodernism, and new developments in the contemporary period. One or more periods may be selected for study.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 9 or permission of the instructor. Dist: LIT; WCult: W.

61. The Portuguese-Speaking World: Genre

Not offered in the period from 09F through 11S

This course will focus on the study of various genres present in the literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world: Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa and Asia. Each offering will be organized around one genre or more basic genres like poetry, narrative, drama, and essay. The course will provide students with the appropriate critical and theoretical vocabulary to address the specificity of the genre or sub-genre being studied, through the works of representative Portuguese-language authors in their historical, social and cultural context.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 9 or permission of the instructor. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW

62. Film Media, Performance, and the Arts in the Portuguese-Speaking World

10W: Arrange

Film, television, the visual and graphic arts, and music have redefined national space and identity in the Portuguese-speaking world. Individual offerings of this course may focus on one or more of the following: film, television and the politics of mass media; theater, performance and performativity; festivals, popular and folk songs, comics and the graphics arts; sports and national identity. Students will become familiar with relevant concepts in analysis, theory, and cultural studies and learn how issues of representation in those cultural productions are linked to their literary counterparts.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 9 or permission of the instructor. Dist: ART; WCult: W.

In 10W, students will gain an extensive understanding of the evolution and changes in Brazilian cinematography throughout the second half of the 20th century using film as a tool to further understanding of Brazilian culture and society. In the first five weeks students will watch classic Brazilian films spanning 1950 to the 1980’s that have helped to shape what has become modern Brazilian cinema, including the slapstick humor of “chanchadas”, the more “artistic” and “sophisticated” films of the Vera Cruz company, and films produced during the worst years of the military dictatorship: the neo-realistic films of “Cinema Novo” of the 1960’s and the “Marginal Cinema” of the 1970’s. With this foundation, students will spend the next five weeks exploring in depth the recent changes and evolutions to Brazilian cinema by focusing on films for the 1980’s, 1990’s, and 2000’s. This will enable students to examine the new generation of directors who appeared during and after the transition to democracy in Brazil and who achieved considerable commercial success throughout Brazil and worldwide. Minchillo.

63. Special Topics. Literary and Cultural Productions of the Portuguese-Speaking World

Not offered in the period from 09F through 11S

This course is offered periodically with varying content so that writers, genres, historical contexts, or theoretical approaches not otherwise provided in the curriculum may be studied. The course can be offered any term and its distinct content, theoretical or methodological approach will depend on the interests of the instructor.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 9 or permission of the instructor. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW.

80. Seminar

11W: Arrange

This seminar is designed to provide students specializing in Portuguese studies with a small group setting that facilitates in-depth exploration of key aspects of the discipline. The seminar will encourage students to research and explore relevant topics related to the literature and arts of the Portuguese-speaking world and experiment with the application of the different concepts under discussion in new and creative ways (essay writing, short story writing, visual arts projects, performance pieces, etc.). This course may serve in satisfaction of the culminating experience requirement for Romance Language and modified majors with a concentration in Portuguese.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 9 or permission of the instructor. Dist: LIT

83. Independent Reading and Research

09F, 10W, 10S, 10F, 11W, 11S: Arrange

A program of individual study directed by a member of the Spanish and Portuguese faculty. Portuguese 83 will normally consist of a program of reading and research that is not covered in regularly scheduled course offerings. After consultation with the faculty advisor of the project, all Independent Study proposals must be submitted for approval to the Department. Under normal circumstances, no student may receive credit for this course more than once.

Students interested in pursuing an Independent Study must identify their topic and faculty advisor, and present a proposal to their faculty advisor and to the Department for approval by the last week of the term prior to registering for Portuguese 83.

90. Honors Course

09F, 10W, 10S, 10F, 11W: Arrange

Supervised independent research under the direction of a designated advisor. Honors students will normally elect this course as the first in the required sequence (90 and 91) for completion of the Honors Program. Portuguese 90 is intended to prepare the student for writing the Honors thesis, through readings in primary and secondary texts, theory and methodology. The course will include periodic written assignments and culminate in a final paper.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program.

91. Honors Seminar

10W, 10S, 10F, 11W, 11S: Arrange

A prearranged program of study and research during any term of the senior year, on a tutorial basis, with individual faculty members (normally the thesis advisor). A thesis and public presentation are the expected culmination of the course.

Prerequisite: Prior admission to the Department’s Honors Program; clear evidence of capability to perform honors level work, normally indicated by completion of Portuguese 90 with a grade of B+ or higher.