THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI iStudy | Home | Ole Miss | Request Info  link to facebook  link to twitter

The University of Mississippi Online

PORT 101 Sec 3, Elementary Portuguese I

 University of Mississippi
3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Lorena Ribeiro de Fonseca

Instructor: Lorena Ribeiro de Fonseca

Dr. Fonseca is a lecturer of French and Portuguese at the Modern Languages Department in The University of Mississippi. She has a PhD in Discourse Analysis from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil).

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
iStudy
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu

Course Description

This 5-unit, 14-lesson Independent Study course will help you learn to communicate effectively in spoken and written Portuguese through a variety of guided and open ended activities, integrating cultural information and using MyPortugueseLab, an online learning system.

All submitted activities will be checked by your instructor whether they are machine graded or not. Therefore, if your answer is fully or partially acceptable but the machine didn't recognize it, your instructor will override your grade.

Textbook Information:

TEXTBOOK

Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language, 2/E

Authors: Clemence de Jouet-Pastre, Harvard UniversityAnna Klobucka, University of Massachusetts, DartmouthPatrÌcia Isabel Sobral, Brown UniversityMaria Luci de Biaji Moreira, College of CharlestonAmelia P. Hutchinson, The University of Georgia

Be sure you purchase a software bundle with the access code for MyPortugueseLab—see instructions below.

There are several options you can choose from in order to have your material:

  1. You can buy the access code only and use the eBook embeded in it.
  2. If you are the kind of person who needs a physical book in your hands, you have two options:
    • You can order the textbook with MyPortugueseLab. Use ISBN 0-205-87662-5
    • You can buy a used book (ISBN: 0205782760-9780205782765) and then buy the access code separately.

To buy the access code, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the website http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica mylanguagelabs/
  2. Click on Register >Student
  3. Click on OK
  4. Do you have an access code? Click on "No, I need to buy access"
  5. Choose: MyPortugueseLab
  6. Click on the picture.
  7. Please select a subscription length. This will depend on how long you plan to complete your course. If you intend to take Portuguese 102, 201 and 202, you may want to buy the multiple semester option since all Online Portuguese courses use the same online book.
  8. To access your course, sign in here: http://mylabs.px.pearsoned.com/pegasus/frmlogin.aspx. Save this course information for your records:
    • CourseID: CRSKLEP-10021313
    • Course Name: Online Portuguese 101

It is your responsibility to order your textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com or ABEbooks.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

Use the ISBN number to make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Semester Midpoint Requirements:

Requirements for semester students: (Note: this does not apply to Flex (asynchronous) students. If you are unsure of your status, the information appears in your gradebook.)

  1. Complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.
  2. Reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your orientation information. Any lesson assignment or exam needed to reach the midpoint but not completed by the midpoint deadline will receive a grade of zero.
  3. The last day to submit lessons and complete course exams (other than the final) is the last day of class per the UM Registrarís academic calendar.
  4. The final exam must be taken by the last day of finals week.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  1. to develop skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese.
  2. to acquire an appreciation for the history and culture of Brazil.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 14 instructional modules (or lessons).

Unit
Lesson
Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
Pacing Guide
to complete the course in one semester
Start Here

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.*NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz
Week 1
0
Introduction
Discussion board
Week 1
1 - LiÁ„o Preliminar: Primeiros passos
1

ApresentaÁıes (Introductions)

Homework and recording assignment
Week 1

2

Os meses e as horas (Months and time)

Homework, recording assignment, and MyPortugueseLab
Week 2
2 - LiÁ„o 1: A universidade
3

Os estudantes e os cursos (Students and courses)

Homework and recording assignment
Week 3

4

A vida acadÍmica (Academic life)

Homework and recording assignment Week 4
5 Encontros
Homework, recording assignment, and MyPortugueseLab
Week 5
3 - LiÁ„o 2: Entre amigos 6 Meus amigos e eu (My friends and I)
Homework and recording assignment
Week 6
7 IdentificaÁ„o e descriÁ„o de pessoas (Identifying and describing people)
Homework and recording assignment
Week 7
8 Encontros
Homework, recording assignment, and MyPortugueseLab
Week 8
Mid Course Exam This exam covers units 1-3
Proctored Exam
Week 9
MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your orientation information.

If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the exam has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your orientation information.
4 - LiÁ„o 3: Horas de lazer
9

Diversıes populares (Popular pastimes)

Homework and recording assignment
Week 10
10

A rotina (Daily life)

Homework and recording assignment
Week 11
11
Encontros
Homework, recording assignment, and MyPortugueseLab
Week 12
5 - LiÁ„o 4: A famÌlia
12

As famÌlias (Families)

Homework and recording assignment
Week 13
13
Sentimentos (Feelings)
Homework and recording assignment
Week 14
14

Encontros

Homework, recording assignment, and MyPortugueseLab
Week 15
Final Exam
This exam covers units 4-5 (ensure all work is completed and graded prior to scheduling this exam)
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 16

Grading:

Scale

93 - 100% = A
90 - 92% = A-
87 - 89% = B+
83 - 86% = B
80 - 82% = B-
77 - 79% = C+
73 - 76% = C
70 - 72% = C-
60 - 69% = D
Below 59% = F

Grading Information
The final grade is calculated as follows:
Lessons: 50%
Recording: 10%
Mid-term: 20%
Final Exam: 20%

Welcome to iStudy

iStudy classes are flexible and self-paced. Our distance learning program allows you to learn anytime, anywhere. Most courses are available online through Blackboard. We also have classes that are paper based. Many are available in both formats. Learn More »

iStudy on Twitter

UM Calendars

UM Academic Calendar