Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.
The study of the structure of modern Portuguese in both its phonological and syntactic aspects for the student who already has a functional command of the language, with emphasis on developing ability to analyze and interpret grammatical structures. Prerequisite: PORT 202 or consent of instructor.
Accelerated language learning course designed for beginners, equivalent to two semesters. Early emphasis on production skills; comprehension-based skills will be introduced in rapid succession. Course designed for speakers and non-speakers of Romance languages. Some focus on those linguistics structures specific to Portuguese which differ significantly from equivalents in other Romance languages.
Continued development of reading, writing and conversational skills. Completion of this course fulfills the third-semester level of Portuguese language instruction. Followed by a 200- or 300-level course in Portuguese, this course fulfills the fourth-semester level of Portuguese language instruction. Prerequisite: PORT 201 or consent of instructor.
Readings and discussion in Portuguese of a variety of texts by leading Luso-Brazilian writers covering various genres and themes. Designed to emphasize reading skills and discussion, rather than literary criticism. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: PORT 202 or equivalent.
Study of gender, race and class in Brazil through the study of these issues as documented by women's voices. Beginning with an analysis of the early representation of women during the Portuguese colonization of the new world up to the present through translations of contemporary literature written by women. Requires no knowledge of Portuguese language. Same as GWS 334.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult
Affords a broad understanding of Luso-Brazilian civilization and culture. 3 undergraduate hours. 2 or 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: PORT 320 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Study of the evolution of Brazilian cinema through selected films to explore the nature and development of contemporary Brazilian aesthetics. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: PORT 320 recommended.
Topics in Brazilian Literature. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 Undergraduate hours or 8 Graduate hours in separate terms if topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Advanced study of literary movements, major writers, and intellectual and cultural ideas in Brazilian literature; subject matter varies each time the course is offered. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: PORT 410 or consent of instructor.
Advanced studies on a specific topic, writer, group of writers, or literary movement in Portuguese literature; subject matter may vary. May be repeated if topics vary.
Independent study/research under the direction of a faculty member. May or may not fulfill requirements for a particular degree program in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Consult graduate advisor. May be repeated in same or subsequent terms to a maximum of 8 hours.
Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.