LaTrobe-Portuguese Advanced 2B/3B

Subject 922-022 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two hours of practical classes and a 1-hour seminar per week
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60% or higher in or approval of the subject coordinator.

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Ana Maria Ducasse

Subject Overview:

This subject is set at a higher level than Portuguese Advanced 2A/3A and aims at consolidating spoken and written skills by placing a greater emphasis on the socio-historical and cultural context of the Portuguese language in its Brazilian, Portuguese, African and Asian varieties. A wide range of materials will be studied, drawn from cinema, the media, representative writings on Luso-Brazilian history and society, and representative examples of literature from the Portuguese-speaking countries.

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Oral/aural work including one 30 minute listening test in class 10% and one 10 minute oral presentation in class 15%; written work including five short grammar tests 10%, one 1500-word essay 15%, critique of another student's oral presentation 10% and one composition written in class 10%; and one 1.5-hour final exam 30%. Third year students will be expected to show a greater achievement of discipline-specific skills in their written work than second year students. Students must pass the end of semester written test in order to pass the subject.

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Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • enhanced analytical skills;

  • enhanced observational skills;

  • enhanced communication skills.

  • enhanced critical skills.


Special enrolment arrangements apply. Students must contact the Faculty of Arts Office for application forms and further details. This subject is dependent on the availability of specialist staff and funding, and sufficient student enrolments.

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