Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT

21F.820: Topics in Modern Portuguese Literature and Culture

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Close study of history and criticism of Portuguese literature, focusing on a specific group of writers, a movement, a theme, a critical or theoretical issue, or an analytic approach. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Taught in Portuguese. Prereq: 21F.804 or permission of instructor. Topic for Fall 2013: Portuguese Advanced Conversation and Composition.

Prereqs:  21F.804 or permission of instructor

Topic for Fall 2013: Portuguese Advanced Conversation and Composition.

This course aims to help students strengthen their competency in Portuguese. It engages in systematic grammar review, along with activities that target vocabulary enrichment and further oral and written proficiency, while examining contemporary short literary texts, films, and music from all corners of the Portuguese-speaking world. Students will also develop analytical skills and the vocabulary appropriate for understanding and discussing the readings in their historical context.

Conducted in Portuguese.

Enrollment limited to 18 for pedagogical reasons. Preference is given to pre-registered students. Continuing students get first priority, followed, in order, by declared concentrators, juniors, sophomores, freshmen, seniors, grad students, pre-registered students who did not show up for the first two days of class without warning.

Units: 3-0-9(U)



Fall 2013

Section No. Instructor Days Time Room
1 A. Teixeira MW 3:30-5 14N-313


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