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Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures

SPANISH

1. Introductory Spanish

11F: 8, 9, 11 12W: 9, 10 12S: 9, 10

12F: 8, 9, 11 13W: 9, 10 13S: 9, 10

Introduction to spoken and written Spanish. Intensive study of introductory grammar and vocabulary with a focus on culture. Oral class activities, readings and compositions. Weekly practice in the virtual language lab includes viewing TV series and films and weekly drill sessions. Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture Requirements.

2. Intermediate Spanish I

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

12F, 13W: 9, 10, 11, 12 13S: 9, 10, 11

Continuation of Spanish 1. Further intensive study of grammar and vocabulary with a focus on culture. Oral class activities, readings and compositions and continued practice in the virtual language laboratory. Weekly drill sessions. 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 II

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

12F: 9, 10, 11, 12, D.L.S.A. 13W, 13S: 9, 10, 11, D.L.S.A.

Continuation of Spanish 2. Spanish 3 provides additional, intensive study of grammar and vocabulary with a focus on literature and culture. Oral class activities, readings and compositions and continued practice in the virtual language laboratory. Weekly drill sessions. Completion of this course on campus or as part of the LSA constitutes fulfillment of the language requirement. 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

11F, 12W, 12S, 12F, 13W, 13S: 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

11F, 12W, 12S, 12F, 13W, 13S: 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

Not offered in the period from 11F through 12S

Enrollment by permission only. Open to all classes.

9. Culture and Conversation: Advanced Spanish Language

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

12F: 11, 12 13W: 10, 11 13S: 9, 10

This course serves as a bridge between Spanish 3 and Spanish 20. 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 4/5 or AP Lit 4; SAT II 600 - 680; local placement test 600+. Spanish 9 serves as a prerequisite for Spanish 20.

10. Spanish 10 has been renumbered Spanish 20.

20. Writing and Reading: A Critical and Cultural Approach

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

12F: 11, 12 13W: 10, 11 13S: 10, 12

Spanish 20 is the first course of the Major/Minor, and serves as transition between the skills acquired through the Spanish language courses (Spanish LSA or equivalent preparation) and those needed for 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. Spanish 20 may be taken in conjunction with 30-level survey courses. It serves as a prerequisite for all Spanish courses 40 and higher. Dist: LIT.

23. Argentine Cultural Heritage

12S, 13S: 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

11F, 12F: 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

12S, 13S: 12

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 20. Dist: LIT; WCult: W.

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

12W, 13W: 11, 12

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 20. Dist: LIT; WCult: W.

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

11F, 12F: 10, 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 20. Dist: LIT; WCult: W.

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

12S, 13S: 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

11F, 12F: 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

12S, 13S: 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

11F, 12F: 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

Not offered in the period from 11F through 12S

Prerequisite: Spanish 20 or permission of instructor. Dist: LIT; WCult: W.

40. Hispanic Literature and Culture by Period

12W: 12

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 20. Dist. LIT, WCult: W.

In 12W, War in 19th Century Latin American Culture. This course will provide a critical and theoretical approach to textual and visual representations of war during the 19th century in Latin America, specifically focused on Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. We will analyze war as a special condition in the production of cultural artifacts -such as essays, novels, illustrated newspapers, memoirs, paintings, wood engravings and photography- during the formation of Nation-States. We will look at three study cases: the wars of Independence at the beginning of the century, the River Plate Civil Wars, and the War against Paraguay. Díaz

43: Hispanic Literature and Culture by Genre

12W: 2 13W: 2 13S: 11

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 20. Dist. LIT, WCult: W

In 12W, Testimonio. This course will examine written and filmic testimonios from @1960 to the present. These texts typically (though not always) represent politically marginal perspectives or communities (indigenous groups, the poor, women, dissidents of various types). We will pay particular attention to the fusion of documentary narrative styles, more obviously fictional elements, and characteristics of autobiography. We will analyze the aethetic, ethical, and political demands that the testimonio form makes on its readers/spectators. Biron.

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

Not offered in the period from 11F through 12S

Prerequisite: Spanish 20. Dist: LIT; WCult: Varies.

50. Gender and Sexuality in Hispanic Studies

Not offered in the period from 11F through 12S

Prerequisite: Spanish 20. Dist: LIT; WCult: CI.

53. Topics in Spanish Linguistics, Rhetoric, and Poetics

Not offered in the period from 11F through 12S

Prerequisite: Spanish 20. Dist: LIT.

55. Hispanic Literature, Culture, and Politics

11F: 10 12S: 2A

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 20. Dist: LIT, WCult: W

In 11F, Slaves from the past, slaves next door. This course will deal with human bondage. It will try to address a fundamental question: Under what circumstances and through what strategies does a human being strip another human being of his/her humanity? How do these processes intersect with race and gender? From Columbus to Almodóvar we will use modern theories of human domination/bondage —Hegel, Nietzsche’s theorization of the master-slave dynamics —as we explore slavery and human bondage trough history in literature and films. Materials for the course will include readings from Columbus, Cuneo, Chanca, Hegel, Nietzsche, Manzano, Gómez de Avellaneda, Carpentier, Rulfo and García Márquez, as well as films by Pontecorvo, Almodóvar, Bollaín, Taberna and Sauper. Pastor.

In 12S, Miniskirts and Polkadots: Beach Beauties and Dictatorship. Beach culture, tourism, and political change are part of the cultural upheaval that Spanish society of the 1960s underwent under Francoism, a very productive process of modernization that helped to legitimize the dictatorship both internally and in international forums.  The progressive de-politicization of Spanish society brought about by the surge of consumer culture will be our focus as we study the taming of all things contestatory in Spanish pop film and literature. This course will look at “beach culture,” tourism, political change during this period and study how the foreign visitors became a central component of legitimizing the dictatorship both internally and in international forums. Texts by Vázquez Montalbán, Marsé, Goytisolo, Aub, García Hortelano and films by Sainz de Heredia, Berlanga, Ozores, Eceiza, and Erice. Martín.

60. Race and Ethnicity in Hispanic Studies

11F: 2

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 15 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 20. Dist: LIT, WCult: CI

63. Hispanic Film Studies

12S: 11

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 20. Dist: ART.

65. Hispanic Performance, Media, and the Arts

Not offered in the period from 11F through 12S

Prerequisite: Spanish 20. Dist: ART, WCult: Varies

70. Great Works of Hispanic Literature: Don Quixote and One Hundred Years of Solitude 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 20. Dist: LIT; WCult: Varies.

In 12S at 11 Don Quixote.

From the time of its publication in 1605 (Part I) and 1615 (Part II), Don Quijote has provoked radically different interpretations. Taking as point of departure both the comic and the romantic interpretation, the course will explore, in the first place, the meaning of the Quijote across the centuries. Parallely the 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. In addition to explore the historical context, such as social conflicts in the Hapsburg monarchy, in order to make understand better the work, the course will attend also to the literary history, and will offer an approach to novel as literary genre, product of the Medieval “mixtification” which flourished in the Renaissance. Lozano.

73. Special Topics in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Production

11F, 12S: 10A

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 20. Dist: LIT.

In 11F, The Language of Emancipation. This course investigates the discursive rhetoric of political and cultural emancipation in Spanish America during the last two centuries. How liberators, ideologists and writers fashion their texts for national and intellectual independence? How their texts —proclamations, essays, poetry, narration, and theater— serve to a just cause and, conversely, how sometimes historical misfortune entangles them? While studying a selection of works —by Vizcardo, Olmedo, Bello, Neruda, Retamar, Benedetti, García Márquez and Ortega— and films —by Esceiza, Gutiérrez Alea, Costa Gavras, Lombardi— the course makes use of relevant theories such as dependency, “colonialidad”, neo-historicism, or the theory of conflict. The course runs in connection to the two Dartmouth conferences organized/sponsored by the Department for the same term (fall of 2011): “The Colonial Effect” and “Rhetoric of Spanish American Emancipation.” Bueno.

In 12S, An Oblique Gaze: How Brazil and Hispanic America Perceive Each Other. The starting point for this discussion is the cultural category called the “oblique gaze” (Franconi, 1997, 98, 00, 02, ...), which is the perception of the cultural neighbor next door in the Americas: Portuguese-Spanish America, the Caribbean and Latin America, Latin America, the United States etc. This critical concept originally emerged in a study on how Brazilian and Hispanic-American literatures construct images of the other commonly under marks of generalization, ignorance, stereotyping, distrust, antagonism, sublimation ... marks, in short, of inadequate representation of the other. The category is useful for all other “oblique gazes” throughout the Americas, as they appear in literature, film etc. In the present course relevant examples from Brazilian and Hispanic American literatures are introduced.

The following texts will be studied during the course (All texts, with the exception of Mar Paraguayo, written in “Portunhol,” have Portuguese and Spanish versions.):

“El muerto,” Jorge Luis Borges; Galvez, Imperador do Acre, Márcio Souza; “Tango fantasma” and “O último tango em Jacobina,” Márcia Denser; La guerra del fin del mundo, Mario Vargas Llosa; Sangre de amor correspondido, Manuel Puig; “De noche soy tu caballo,” Luisa Valenzuela; A grande arte, Rubem Fonseca; Los conjurados del Quilombo del Gran Chaco, Augusto Roa Bastos, Omar Prego Gadea, Alejandro Maciel and Eric Nepomuceno; Stella Manhattan, Silviano Santiago; Mar Paraguayo, Wilson Bueno.

Course and class discussions are conducted both in Spanish and Portuguese. Students read texts in the version they choose to do so. Papers must be written in the language of the course elected/enrolled.

75. Creative Writing in Spanish

12W: 10

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.DIST:ART.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

In 12W, Creative Writing with Pedro Ángel Palou, 2011-12 Writer-in-Residence. The main purpose of this course is to fully immerse oneself into the art of creative writing. Each student can pick the genre (short fiction, poetry, novel and drama, and/or script writing) from the beginning of the term. During the term the student will write a book (an 80 page short fiction, 70 page poetry, 50,000 word novel, or 25 page drama/script). The professor will discuss the main difference between genre, and will also discuss with students texts by Hispanic American writers and the students’ own writing conducted in a twice-weekly workshop. Students must come to class prepared and to be fully engaged in the process of creative writing. Palou.

80. Senior Seminar in Hispanic Studies

11F: 2 12W: 2A 12S: 2 12F: 2 13W: 2A 13S: 2

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 11F, Arguendo: A Brief History of Modern Iberian Thought. This course will familiarize students with a corpus of essayistic texts that have been defined, in one way or another, important social, political and cultural debates in the Iberian Peninsula. Among others topics, we will investigate the social structure of the peninsula, the relationship between religion and nation, the complex tensions between tradition and modernity, the many in/essential “personalities”of the nation, and the role assigned to thought itself. Students will also be asked to identity and critically discuss the textual and argumentative strategies that have shaped and reconfigured the way in which modern Spanish intellectuals have conceived the production of knowledge; Feijoo, Jovellanos, Larra, Donoso, Cortés, Caldaso, Clarin, Menéndez y Pelayo, Unamuno, Ortega y Gasset, Zambrano, Zubiri, Sobrino, Sánchez-Ferlosio, Savater, Trias. Gómez.

In 12W, Women Writers. 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. Spitta.

In 12S, Material Baroque. This is a course designed to explore the relationship between consumption, transatlantic commerce, and material culture in the development of capitalism in the 16th and 17th centuries. By looking at specific examples of consumption practices attested by novels, plays, and poetry as well as by paintings and engravings, we will analyze the close interaction between commerce, the construction of a bourgeois taste and the expansion of a capitalist mentality, which coincides with the rise of the Baroque aesthetic. Readings will be organized around specific case studies such as female use of make-up and degustation of chocolate from the Americas, male display of collectibles such as ceramics and paintings, “sniffing” of American tobacco, embalming exotic animals and more. Cirnigliaro.

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 no later than the seventh week of the term preceding the term they wish to undertake the Independent Study.

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

12S, 13S: 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

12X: 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

12X: 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. Dist: SOC; WCult: NW/CI

6. Introduction to Brazilian Literature

12X: 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

Consult special listings

9. Writing and Speaking: A Cultural Approach

11F, 12F: 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

12S, 13S: 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

12X: 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

12X: 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

12X: 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 11F through 12S

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

61. The Portuguese-Speaking World: Genre

12W, 13W: 10

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

In 12W, The Short Story in the Lusophone World Literatures. This course is introduced by a brief theory of short stories and the history of the genre in the Lusophone world. A close reading approach associated with literary critical trends directs the discussion on the diverse range of topics focused by the short stories selected. Selections are drawn from the eight Portuguese-speaking countries (Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, and East Timor) as well as from the former Portuguese overseas territory of Goa (India), the former colony of Macao (China), and Lusophone communities in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. Franconi

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

Not offered in the period from 11F through 12S

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

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

12S: 10A

In 12S, An Oblique Gaze: How Brazil and Hispanic America Perceive Each Other. (Identical to, and described under Spanish 73)

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

80. Seminar

12W, 13W: 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

11F, 12W, 12S, 12F, 13W, 13S: 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 no later than the seventh week of the term preceding the term they wish to undertake the Independent Study.

90. Honors Course

11F, 12W, 12S, 12F, 13W: 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

12W, 12S, 12F, 13W, 13S: 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.