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PORT 102 sec 2, Elementary Portuguese II  

University of Mississippi
Department of Modern Languages
3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Lorena Fonseca

Lorena 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:

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The University of Mississippi
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P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

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Course Description

This 4-unit, 12-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:

SRA 371 TEXTBOOK

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

Authors: Clemence de Jouet-Pastre, Harvard University, Anna Klobucka, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, PatrÌcia Isabel Sobral, Brown University, Maria Luci de Biaji Moreira, College of Charleston, Amelia 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.

SRA 371 TEXTBOOK

To buy the MyPortugueseLab 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: CRSKLUE-606517
    • Course Name: Online Portuguese 102

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

Semester Midpoint Requirements:

Requirements for semester students: (Note: this does not apply to full-year 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, as indicated on the lesson page, two weeks after the first day of midterm week. The exact date is posted in the Announcements section of the course in Blackboard. 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 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:

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

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

Course Outline:

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

Lesson
Section
Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
Pacing Guide
to complete the course in one semester
Syllabus

*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
1: LiÁ„o 5: A casa e os mÛveis
5.1

A primeira vista: Em casa

Homework and recording assignments
Week 1
5.2

Estruturas

Homework and recording assignments
Week 2
5.3
Encontros
Homework and MyPortuguese Lab assignments
Week 3
2: LiÁ„o 6: A roupa e as compras 6.1 A primeira vista: A roupa
Homework and recording assignments
Week 4
6.2

Estruturas

Homework and recording assignments
Week 5
6.3
Encontros
Homework and MyPortugueseLab assignments
Week 6
MIDPOINT OF COURSE
Mid Course Exam

If you are a semester student, you must complete all lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint by two weeks after the first day of midterm week.

If you are a full-year UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the next lesson has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course Two weeks after the first day of midterm week. The exact day is posted in the Announcements section of the course in Blackboard.
Mid Course Exam
Proctored exam
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 7
3: LiÁ„o 7: O tempo e os passatempos
7.1

A primeira vista: O esportes

Homework and recording assignments
Week 8
7.2
Estruturas
Homework and recording assignments
Week 9
7.3

Encontros

Homework and MyPortugueseLab assignments
Week 10
4: LiÁ„o 8: Festas e tradiÁıes
8.1
A primeira vista: Festas e tradiÁıes
Homework and recording assignments
Week 11
8.2
Estruturas
Homework and recording assignments
Week 12
8.3
Encontros
Homework and MyPortugueseLab assignments
Week 13
Final Exam
Proctored exam
To be scheduled
and completed
to finalize credit
Week 14

Grading:

Scale
94 - 100% = A
90 - 94% = A-
87 - 90% = B+
84 - 87% = B
80 - 84% = B-
77 - 79% = C+
74 - 77% = C
70 - 74% = C-
64 - 69% = D
Below 64% = F

The final grade is calculated as follows:

  • Lessons: 50% (25% from Blackboard lessons and 25% from MyPortugueseLab activities)
  • Recording: 10%
  • Mid-term: 20%
  • Final Exam: 20%

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