Portuguese (PORT)

PORT 401 - Elementary Portuguese I

Credits: 4

Conducted in Portuguese, this immersive introduction to Portuguese and the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world (Brazil, Lusophone Africa, and Portugal) is intended for students without previous exposure to the language. Focuses on conversational and cultural competence while presenting fundamentals of grammar. Students who have taken Portuguese in secondary school must contact the program regarding placement. Students possessing advanced proficiency in Spanish or another Romance language may seek instructor permission to enroll directly in PORT 402. PORT 401 and PORT 402 jointly satisfy the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

PORT 402 - Elementary Portuguese II

Credits: 4

Conducted in Portuguese, this course introduces Portuguese and the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Focuses on conversational and cultural competence while presenting fundamentals of grammar. Students with prior exposure to Portuguese must contact the program regarding placement. Students possessing advanced proficiency in Spanish or another Romance language may directly enroll in PORT 402 with instructor permission. PORT 401 and PORT 402 jointly satisfy the foreign language requirement. Prereq: PORT 401.

Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

PORT 503 - Intermediate Portuguese I

Credits: 4

Conducted in Portuguese, this course emphasizes development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, essential grammar, and continued exploration of Portuguese-speaking cultures. Students who have taken Portuguese in secondary school are encouraged to contact the program regarding placement. Satisfies the foreign language requirement. Counts as an elective for the major in Spanish.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)

PORT #504 - Intermediate Portuguese II

Credits: 4

Conducted in Portuguese, this course emphasizes development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, advanced grammar, and continued exploration of Portuguese-speaking cultures. Students who have taken Portuguese in secondary school are encouraged to contact the program regarding placement. Satisfies the foreign language requirement. Counts as an elective for the major in Spanish.

PORT #526 - Introduction to Portuguese-speaking Cultures through Film

Credits: 4

Narrative and documentary films will provide an introduction to the diversity of Brazilian, Lusophone African, and Portuguese cultures. Themes include colonialism and post-coloniality; social inequity and social justice; national identities in formation and transformation; burying, unearthing, and resurrecting the past; migration (including Portuguese-speaking communities in New England with roots in Brazil, Cape-Verde, and Portugal. Conducted in English. Counts as an elective for the major in Spanish.

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. Cr/F.

Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.

PORT 795 - Independent Study in Portuguese

Credits: 1-4

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. Prereq: permission of instructor.

Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.