Portuguese (PORT)

PORT Class Schedule


PORT 199   Undergraduate Open Seminar   credit: 1 to 5 Hours.

Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

PORT 200   Advanced Grammar   credit: 3 Hours.

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.

PORT 201   Intensive Beginning Portuguese   credit: 4 Hours.

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.

PORT 202   Intensive Intermediate Portuguese   credit: 4 Hours.

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.

PORT 320   Readings in Portuguese   credit: 3 Hours.

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.

PORT 334   Brazilian Women's Lit Trans   credit: 3 Hours.

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

PORT 404   Luso-Brazilian Culture   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

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.

PORT 406   Brazilian Film   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

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.

PORT 410   Studies in Brazilian Lit   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

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.

PORT 510   Seminar Brazilian Literature   credit: 4 Hours.

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.

PORT 520   Seminar Portuguese Literature   credit: 4 Hours.

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.

PORT 595   Special Topics Port & Braz Lit   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

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.

PORT 599   Thesis Research   credit: 0 to 16 Hours.

Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.