Portuguese (PORT)

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Course numbers with the # symbol included (e.g. #400) have not been taught in the last 3 years.

PORT 401 - Elementary Portuguese I

Credits: 4

Conducted in Portuguese. For students without previous knowledge of Portuguese. Aural-oral practice; fundamental speech patterns; reading and writing to achieve a firm basis for an active command of the language. Labs. No credit toward a major. (No credit for students who have had two or more years of Portuguese in secondary school; however, any such students whose studies of Portuguese have been interrupted for a significant period of time should consult the chairperson about possibly receiving credit.) Special fee.

PORT 402 - Elementary Portuguese II

Credits: 4

Conducted in Portuguese. Aural-oral practice; fundamental speech patterns; reading and writing to achieve a firm basis for an active command of the language. Labs. No credit toward a major. (No credit for students who have had two or more years of Portuguese in secondary school; however, any such students whose studies of Portuguese have been interrupted for a significant period of time should consult the chairperson about possibly receiving credit.) Special fee. Prereq: PORT 401. (PORT 401 and PORT 402 together satisfies the foreign language requirement.)

Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

PORT 500 - Selected Topics in World Literature

Credits: 4

Topics are chosen that introduce students to major themes and genres. (Also offered as CLAS 500, FREN 500, GERM 500, ITAL 500, RUSS 500, SPAN 500.) May be repeated for credit. Cr/F. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Literature, Phil, Ideas GP 8; Writing Intensive Course

PORT 503 - Intermediate Portuguese I

Credits: 4

Conducted in Portuguese. Emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Review of grammar. Discussion and short papers in Portuguese on cultural and literary readings. Films. No credit toward the major. Special fee. Lab. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5

PORT 504 - Intermediate Portuguese

Credits: 4

Conducted in Portuguese. Emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Review of grammar. Discussion and short papers in Portuguese on cultural and literary readings. Films. No credit toward the major. Special fee. Lab. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: Foreign Culture GP 5

PORT 526 - Luso-Brazilian Culture and Civilization

Credits: 4

This course provides a gneral overview of Brazil's culture and history from the arrival of the first Europeans, through its independence and consolidation as a nation-state in nineteenth-century, up to its present. Students will learn about the development of Brazilian cultural and intellectual life through literature, cinema, music, painting, architecture, and photography. No prior knowledge of the Portuguese language is required. The course will be taught in English. Special fee.

PORT 595 - Portuguese Practicum

Credits: 2

Practical use of Portuguese language or cultural skills outside the classroom through special projects. Prereq: PORT 401 and PORT 402 and permission. May be repeated up to 4 credits.

PORT 795 - Independent Study in Portuguese

Credits: 1 or 4

Guided individual study in language, literature, and culture from the Portuguese-speaking world. Topics selected by instructor and student in conference. Barring duplication of content, may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prereq: permission of instructor.