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PGSE0320

Port Adv Grammar/Creative Writ

In this course we will examine the basic question of how texts produce meaning through various linguistic and grammatical processes. Our goal will be to improve reading and writing skills through textual analysis and composition. “Text” will be defined as a set of rhetorical devices that are manipulated to create specific effects. To describe and discuss textuality, its categories and components, we will analyze different textual genres such as poetry, essays, short stories, modern chronicles, advertisements, news reports, and comics from Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone African countries. After studying some linguistic tools, their uses, functions, and stylistic resources, students will be expected to produce their own texts and comment on them. (PGSE 0202 or PGSE 0211 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Portuguese
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
LNG

Sections

Spring 2010

PGSE0320A-S10 Lecture (Higa)