Portuguese (PORT)

PORT Class Schedule

Courses

PORT 150   Writing Brazilians into the U.S.   credit: 3 Hours.

Explores ethnic and race relations, gendered and sexualized asymmetries, and class inequities for Brazilians in the US through an interdisciplinary approach grounded in anthropology, cultural studies, and ethnic studies. Students will learn how Brazilian identity in the US is not uniform or static, but rather historically contingent, plural, and contested, and how migrants and their descendants shape "minority" as well as "majority" categories in the US.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci
Cultural Studies - US Minority

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

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

PORT 400   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. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

PORT 401   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 PORT 402 or PORT 403, this course fulfills the fourth-semester level of Portuguese language instruction. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: PORT 400 (formerly 201) or consent of instructor.

PORT 402   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. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: PORT 401 (formerly 202) or consent of instructor.

PORT 403   Readings in Portuguese   credit: 3 or 4 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. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: PORT 401 (formerly 202) or equivalent.

PORT 404   Studies in Luso-Brazilian Culture   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Affords a broad understanding of Luso-Brazilian civilization and culture. May be offered in English (no prerequisites) or Portuguese (see prerequisite statement). See section description for details on the language of instruction each semester. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: If taught in Portuguese: PORT 403 (former 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. May be offered in English (non prerequisites) or Portuguese (see prerequisite statement). See section description for details on the language of instruction each semester. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: If taught in Portuguese: PORT 402 (former 200) or 403 (former 320) or equivalent.

PORT 410   Topics in Brazilian Literature   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

May be offered in English (no prerequisites) or Portuguese (see prerequisite statement). See section description for details on the language of instruction each semester. 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: If taught in Portuguese: PORT 402 (former 200) or 403 (former 320) or equivalent.

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.