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Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2007
 
Bulletin Homepage |College of Arts & Sciences | Courses in Portuguese

Courses in Portuguese


A minor in Portuguese is available to students who complete 18 credits of course work with an A Por prefix.

The Portuguese program offers instruction in the Portuguese language and in Portuguese and Brazilian literature and culture. By extending career opportunities to Brazil, Portugal and African countries where Portuguese is an official language, study in the Portuguese program can be an important adjunct to academic preparation in Latin American studies, social sciences, natural sciences, business and other fields.

Courses in Portuguese

A Por 100 Elementary Portuguese I (4)

Beginner’s course with audio-lingual approach. Fundamentals of language structure and sounds emphasis on correct pronunciation and oral expression, graded readings. Classes meet four times a week, plus two required homework periods in the language laboratory. May not be taken for credit by students with credit for A Por 102. Prerequisite(s): for beginners, none; for others, placement.

A Por 101 Elementary Portuguese II (4)

Continuation of audio-lingual approach, fundamentals of language structure and sounds, emphasis on correct pronunciation and oral expression, and graded readings. Classes meet four times a week, plus two required homework periods in the language laboratory. May not be taken for credit by students with credit for A Por 102. Prerequisite(s): A Por 100 or placement. [FL]

A Por 102 Intensive Elementary Portuguese (8)

An intensive one-semester elementary language course equivalent to A Por 100 and A Por 101 for accelerated development of basic skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Meets eight hours per week, with requirement of extensive directed laboratory work. May not be taken for credit by students with credit for A Por 100 or 101. Prior knowledge of Spanish is recommended. May not be offered in 2006-2007. [FL]

A Por 115 (= A Lcs 115) Portuguese and Brazilian Culture and Society (3)

Survey of culture and society in the Portuguese-speaking world, including, Brazil, Portugal and Portuguese Africa. The development of typical customs and institutions, with special attention to folklore, music, painting and architecture, with visual and recorded materials. Conducted in English. Only one of A Por 115 & A Lcs 115 may be taken for credit. May not be offered in 2006-2007.

A Por 201 Intermediate Portuguese (4)

Practice in spoken and written comprehension and expression. Development of knowledge of grammar and vocabulary through directed conversation, reading and composition. Prerequisite(s): A Por 101 or placement. May not be offered in 2006-2007.

A Por 206 Conversation and Spoken Grammar (3)

Primary emphasis on spoken language, with training in comprehension and expression, and systematic practice in oral discourse, including dialogue, narrative and description. Prerequisite(s): A Por 101 or placement. May not be offered in 2006-2007.

A Por 207 Composition and Written Grammar (3)

Primary emphasis on writing skills. Formal grammar of written language, with training in various types of composition. Prerequisite(s): A Por 101 or placement. May not be offered in 2006-2007.

A Por 215 African-Brazilian Culture (3)

A study of social, political, and symbolic adaptations of people of African origin in Brazil through an examination of social institutions, customs, and other relevant aspects of culture, with special attention given to corresponding aspects of culture in the United States. Prerequisite(s): A Por 115 or consent of instructor. May not be offered in 2006-2007.

A Por 301 Advanced Conversation and Composition (3)

Advanced study of oral and written expression in Portuguese through analysis and exercises in both grammar and style. Prerequisite(s): A Por 206 & 207, or placement. May not be offered in 2006-2007.

A Por 301Z Advanced Conversation and Composition (3)

A Por 301Z is the writing intensive version of A Por 301; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Por 206 & 207, or placement. May not be offered in 2006-2007. [WI]

A Por 311 Introduction to Portuguese Literature (3)

Survey of Portuguese literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Selected readings, lectures, discussions and reports on collateral study. Prerequisite(s): A Por 207 or permission of instructor. May not be offered in 2006-2007.

A Por 312 (= A Lcs 312) Introduction to Brazilian Literature (3)

Survey of Brazilian literature from colonial period to the present. Selected readings, lectures, discussions, and reports on collateral study. Only one of A Por 312 & A Lcs 312 may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Por 207 or permission of instructor. May not be offered in 2006-2007.

A Por 318 (= A Lcs 318) Introduction to Brazilian Cinema (3)

Survey of Brazilian cinema, emphasizing the social and cultural dimensions of selected major films, including some which represent the “new cinema” movement. Course includes viewings, discussions, readings and written work. Only one of A Por 318 & A Lcs 318 may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing, or permission of instructor. May not be offered in 2006-2007.

A Por 397 Independent Study in Portuguese (2–3)

Study in an area of special interest not treated in courses currently offered. May be repeated once with program approval. Prerequisite(s): A Por 207 and permission of program. May not be offered in 2006-2007.

A Por 402 Studies in Portuguese Linguistics (3)

Survey of selected area of Portuguese linguistics, such as phonetics and phonology, syntax, dialectology or history of the language. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Prerequisite(s): A Por 301 or permission of instructor. May not be offered in 2006-2007.

A Por 411 Studies in Literature (3)

Texts from selected genres of literature in Portuguese. Topics may deal with poetry, drama or narrative of Portugal, Brazil, or other Portuguese-speaking countries. May be repeated for credit if topic varies. Prerequisite(s): A Por 311 & A Por 312 or permission of instructor. May not be offered 2006-2007.