SUMMER COURSE “PORTUGAL – LANGUAGE AND CULTURE” University of California, Berkeley
The students will be hosted by the University of the Azores, in the Island of São Miguel, the University of Porto, in the city of Porto and by the University Lusofona in Lisbon. The course has been developed and will be staffed through a joint project of these Portuguese Universities and the University of California, Berkeley.
Duration: 6 weeks starting June 22, 2008 through August 8, 2008
This course aims to provide continuity to the study of Portuguese Language and Culture available at the University of California, Berkeley, enhance the students’ awareness of Portuguese Culture through direct contact with Portuguese educational and cultural institutions. Additionally, the course will lead the students through a comprehensive trajectory that will establish the historical, cultural, economic and political links between Portugal, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, particularly South America.
The course will be divided into two sections: Language / Literature and Portuguese Culture. For the Language / Literature session students will be able to select between two levels of language – Beginning or Intermediate, while advanced students will be able to opt for the Portuguese Literature class. Acceptance in the Intermediate language class and/or Literature class Classes will require some knowledge of Portuguese. (Students must have completed at least one semester of language, or have passed an aptitude text in Portuguese). Beginning Portuguese is open to all students. Students will earn 3 units of credit for the Language / Literature Section and 3 Units of credit for the Portuguese Culture Session.
There will be an orientation session on Friday, May 16, 2007 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Evaluation:
Morning Sessions: Four quizzes, on the last day of class each of the weeks. Final grade will be calculated as follows: quizzes - 70% (total - equally distributed); attendance and participation - 30%
Afternoon Sessions: Four Travel Journal Postings, three quizzes and one final research paper due on the last day of the course. Final grade will be calculated as follows: journal postings – 20%; quizzes – 20%; final paper – 30%; attendance and participation 30%
Students will arrive in Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Açores on Sunday, June 22, 2007, and will leave from Lisbon on Friday, August 8, 2007.
Schedule of Classes, Lectures, and Guided Visits Housing while in Terceira: Sunday, June 22
Arrival in Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Açores
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome dinner and orientation
Housing while in Angra:
Pousada de Juventude de Angra do Heroísmo
9700 Angra do Heroísmo – Açores
Fax: 011-351-295-642-095 Monday, June 23 9:00 – 12:00 Free Morning 14:00 – 18:00 Tour of the city of Angra do Heroísmo
18:00 – 20:00 Dinner
20:00 p.m. Participation in the St. John Festival in the City of Angra do Heroísmo
Tuesday, June 24 10:00 – 16:00 Tour of the Island of Terceira
Travel to Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Açores
19:00 – 21:00 Orientation
Housing while in São Miguel: Wednesday, June 25 9:00 – 10:00 Universidade dos Açores – Campus Orientation
10:30 – 12:00 Introduction to the Culture of the Azores
14:00 – 17:00 A city at the crossroads of the new world – Guided visit to the city of Ponta Delgada.
Thursday, June 26 9:30 – 12:00 Language or Literature Classes
14:00 – 17:00 Azorean History and Culture –
Guided visit to Mosteiros and Lagoa das Sete Cidades
Friday, June 27 9:30 – 12:00 Language or Literature Classes
14:00 – 17:00 Introduction to Portuguese History and Culture
Saturday, June 28 9:30 – 12:00 Azorean History and Culture –
Sunday, June 29 8:30 – 17:00 Azorean History and Culture –
Guided visit to the Nordeste and Ribeira Grande
19:30 Goodbye dinner with Universidade dos Açores Professors, Lecturers and students.
Monday, June 30 8:00 – 13:00 Travel to Setubal via Lisbon
15:00 – 19:00 Geography and Identity – The sea and the land: two landscapes of Labor
Guided visit to Setúbal (Museu do Trabalho, Catedral de Santa Maria da Graça e Igreja de Jesus)