The University of Tennessee at Martin

Department of Modern Foreign Languages

PRT 260 – Spring Semester 2005

 

Professor: Dr. Lucia Flórido

Office: 427-F               Phone and e-mail: lflorido@utm.edu / 881-7425

Office and Lab hours: _____________________________

 

PRT 260 meets three hours a week (Mondays – Wednesdays). In addition, students are expected to do web/audio exercises for 2 hours a week. This is a four credit course.

 

Website: http://www.msu.edu/user/florido/PRTpage.htm

 

Course materials:

Required textbook and workbook:
Lathrop, Tom & Dias. Eduardo. Brasil! Língua e Cultura. Newark: Língua Text, 2004. (+ CD ROM)
Recommended:
A Portuguese-English-Portuguese dictionary.

A book on the conjugation of verbs in Portuguese.

Objectives:
To develop the student's ability to understand, speak, read and write colloquial Brazilian Portuguese. At the end of the course the student should be able to converse, read and write about subjects of everyday life, using the basic structures of the Indicative (present, progressive, future, past, and imperfect), and Subjunctive (present) modes.

Web exercises (= lab work):
Daily practice of listening comprehension is expected of every student. Plan on setting aside at least 60 minutes twice a week to practice with the web links (audio and grammar) from Brasil, Língua e Cultura.

Attendance:
Attendance is of utmost importance. You are entitled to 2 unexcused absences over the entire course. Each absence beyond the 2nd will reduce the final grade (out of 100) by one full point. Ex.: You received 90% total by the end of the semester (=A). However, you missed 4 classes. Thus your grade will be 88/100 (= B).

Policy on make-ups:
There will be no make-ups for exams or quizzes and assignments will not be accepted after the deadline. Exception to this rule will be granted to students who can provide sound documentation. Documentation (such as doctor's note or court order) must apply directly to the student and correspond to the date of the missed assignment. The acceptance of all notes remains entirely to the instructor's discretion.

 

 

Grading criteria:

Exams (provas) - 40%
Tests and pop quizzes - 15%

Compositions, readings and translations – 15 %
Work/lab book - 10%

Final project – 10 %
Presence/Participation - 10%

 

Grade scale: 100 - 89.6 = A / 89.5 - 79.6 = B / 79.5 - 69.6 = C / 69.5 - 59.6 = D / 59.5 - 0.0 = F

 

STUDENTS ON SCHOLARSHIPS: It is your responsibility to earn the required grade in order to maintain your scholarship status.  To help you track your progress, you will receive your overall score after each exam.  Do not wait until the end of the semester to work on improving your GPA.

 

CULTURAL EVENTS / PORTUGUESE TABLE POLICY: You can receive extra-credit for participating in the cultural life of your campus (minimum of 3 events) as well as for attending at least 3 Portuguese tables.  

 

ETHICAL EXPECTATIONS: Cheating and plagiarism are serious offenses against the academic honor code and will be punished severely. For the first offense, the student will receive a 0.0 for the assignment in question; for a second offense, s/he will receive a 0.0 for the course. We expect students to demonstrate a solid work ethic and to conduct themselves as ladies and gentlemen, with the UT Martin University Policies and Procedures for Student.

 

DISABILITIES: Any student eligible for and requesting academic accommodations due to a disability is requested to provide a letter of accommodation from P.A.C.E or Student Academic Support Center within the first two weeks of the semester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TENTATIVE LESSON SCHEDULE:

 

Segunda

Quarta

 

01/19

Introdução / Capítulo 1

01/24

Capítulo 1

01/26

Capítulo 2 (+superlativos p.265)

01/31

Capítulo 2 (+comparativos p.242)

02/02

Capítulo 2 (+comparativos p.277-279)

02/07

Revisão / PROVA 1

02/09

Capítulo 3 (+verbos em  –ER e –IR p.97)

02/14

Capítulo 3 (+verbos reflexivos p.341 e recٌíprocos p.354)

02/16

Capítulo 3 / TESTE DE VERBOS

02/21

Capítulo 4 (+Expressões com SER e ESTAR, p.130 3 p.328)

02/23

Capítulo 4

02/28

Capítulo 4 (+presente contínuo p.284)

03/02

Revisão / PROVA 2

03/07

Capítulo 5

 

03/09

Capítulo 5 (+horas p.212, datas p.215)

03/14

FERIAS DA PRIMAVERA

03/16

FERIAS DA PRIMAVERA

03/21

TESTE

Capítulo 6

03/23

Capítulo 6 (+expr. Com DAR, p.268)

03/28

Revisão  / PROVA 3

03/30

Capítulo 7

04/04

Capítulo 7 (+p.179)

04/06

Capítulo 7 (+palavras positivas e negativas p.290)

04/11

TESTE DE VERBOS / Capítulo 8

04/13

Capítulo 8 / (+passado continuo)

04/18

Capítulo 8

04/20

Revisão / PROVA 4

04/25

O futuro de subjuntivo p.186

04/27

O presente do sub. p.303

05/02

O presente do sub.

 

 

FINAL EXAM à Date and time to be announced