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Undergraduate Portuguese Courses

 
01:810:101-102. ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE. (4,4)
Not open to students who have had two or more years of secondary school Portuguese.
Speaking, reading, and writing; oral, aural, and written exercises.
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01:810:130. INTERMEDIATE PORTUGUESE. (4)
Prerequisite: 01:810:101-102, or placement exam, or permission of department.  NOt open to speakers of Spanish or native speakers of Portuguese.
Grammar review and vocabulary expansion. Continued development of speaking and listening skills; intensive practice in reading and composition based on short literary and journalistic texts.
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01:810:135. PORTUGUESE FOR SPEAKERS OF SPANISH. (4)
Prerequisite:  Permission of department.  Open only to speakers of Spanish with no prior knowledge of Portuguese.  Not open to native speakers of Portuguese.
Study of Portuguese as it contrasts to Spanish.  Development of speaking and listening skills.  Practice in specific areas of grammar, linguistic structure, and style.
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01:810:136. PORTUGUESE FOR SPEAKERS OF SPANISH II. (4)
Prerequisite:  01:810:135.
Continuation of study of Portuguese as it contrasts with Spanish.  Development of speaking and listening skills.  Practice in specific areas of grammar, linguistic structure, and style.  Open only to speakers of Spanish.

01:810:141-142. ACCELERATED PORTUGUESE. (3,3)
Prerequisite: Fluency in another Romance language and knowledge of its grammar, or permission of department. Credit not given for these courses and 01:810:101,102, and131,132.  Not open to students who have taken Portuguese courses at a higher level.
Intensive study of Portuguese, especially as it contrasts to Spanish and other Romance languages. Practice of specific areas of grammar, linguistic structure, style, and literary analysis. Selected readings of modern authors with composition and class discussions.

01:810:160.  PORTUGUESE IN THE WORLD. (1.5)
Taught in English.  Not for major or minor credit.
Current issues in the language, literature, and culture of the Portuguese-speaking world.  Analysis of topics such as cultural identity, language contact, major literary authors, or historical implications of colonization.

01:810:201. PORTUGUESE FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS. (4)
Prerequisite: Placement exam or permission of department.
Study of specific areas of grammar and orthography.  Development of reading skills and vocabulary building.  Practice in oral communication, grammar application, and compositions.
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01:810:203. PORTUGUESE CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION. (4)
Prerequisites: 01:810:130 or 135 or 141-142 and permission of department.  Not open to native speakers of Portuguese.
Development of oral fluency and writing skills in a variety of contexts.  COnversation, vocabulary building, oral reports, fundamentals of expository writing.
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01:810:240. THE LUSO-HISPANIC DIALOGUE:  MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES. (3)
Credit not given for both this course and 01:940:240.  Course taught in English but knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is necessary. 
Relationship between the Portuguese-speaking and Spanish-speaking world as it manifests itself culturally, linguistically, and historically.

01:810:241,242.  THE PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING WORLD:  A LITERARY INTRODUCTION FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKERS. (3,3)
Course taught in English. For course 810:242:  Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:242.
Introduction to literary texts from the Portuguese-speaking world (Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa).
 
01:810:248.  THE JEWISH DIASPORA IN SPANISH-SPEAKING AMERICA AND BRAZIL. (3)
Taught in English. Study of Jewish experience in Latin America, both Spanish and Portuguese speaking.

01:810:250.  CULTURES OF THE PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING COMMUNITIES IN THE U.S. (3)Course taught in English. Credit not given for both this course and 01:050:250.
Discussion of socio-cultural issues concerning the diverse Portuguese-speaking communities of the U.S.

01:810:309. AFRICA AND PORTUGAL:   AN INTRODUCTION. (3)
Prerequisite: 01:810:201 or 203, or placement exam, or permission of department.
Discussion of significant historical, social, and cultural trends in the Portuguese-speaking world: emphasis on conversation and composition.  First term: Portugal, Portuguese Africa, and Portuguese in the U.S. Second term: Brazil.

01:810:310. BRAZIL: AN INTRODUCTION. (3)
Prerequisite: 01:810 201 or 203, or placement exam, or permission of department.
Discussion of significant historical, social, and cultural trends in Brazil.

01:810:315,316. LITERATURES AND CULTURES OF THE PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING WORLD: AN INTRODUCTION.(3,3)
Prerequisite: 01:810:201 or 203, or placement exam, or permission of department.
Reading and discussion of literary works representative of significant movements and authors of the Portuguese-speaking world.

01:810:325. ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND STYLE. (3)
Prerequisite: 01:810:201 or 203, or placement exam, or permission of department.
Intensive study of Portuguese grammatical forms and structures; vocabulary building, translation, composition.

01:810:326. ADVANCED COMPOSITION. (3)
Prerequisite:  810:201 or 203 or placement or permission of department.
Development of sophisticated writing skills in Portuguese.

core-graphic-small01:810:330. LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF BRAZIL. (3)
Course taught in English. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:300.
Reading and discussion of selected works of fiction and nonfiction with emphasis on their place in the development of Brazilian literature and their relationship to Brazilian culture.
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01:810:335. PORTUGAL: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND. (3)
Course taught in English and Portuguese.
Major writers and movements from symbolism through Fernando Pessoato the present.

01:810:340. BRAZIL: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND. (3)
Prerequisite: 01:810:201 or 203 or placement exam or permission of department.
Reading and discussion of representative works of fiction, poetry, and theater from modernism to the present.

01:810:345. LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF PORTUGAL. (3)
Prerequisite: 01:810:201 or 203 or placement exam or permission of department.
Readings from the works of Eca de Queiroz, the generation of 1870, and the neorealists.

01:810:350. LITERATURES AND CULTURES OF LUSOPHONE AFRICA. (3)
Prerequisites: 01:810:201 or 203. Credit not given for both this course and 01:016:350.   Texts available in English and course is taught in English and Portuguese.
Study of the literatures from African countries whose official language is Portuguese.  Emphasis on 20th century colonial and post-independence literature and theory.

core-graphic-small01:810:361. BRAZIL AND THE U.S.: COMPARATIVE APPROACHES. (3)
Taught in English. Comparative and interdisciplinary study of Brazilian literature and culture as it relates to contemporary issues of race relations, diversity, cultural dependency, and globalization.

01:810:370. PORTUGUESE TRANSLATION. (3)
Prerequisite: 01:810:325 or placement or permission of department.
Translation of a range of texts from Portuguese into English; discussion of language register.
 
01:940:371. PORTUGUESE LITERARY TRANSLATION (3)
Translation of a range of literary texts from Portuguese into English and from English into Portuguese; discussion of language register and translation techniques.

01:810:410.  CONTEMPORARY BRAZIL. (3)
Course taught in English.
Interdisciplinary study of contemporary Brazilian society.

01:810:417. HISTORY OF THE PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE. (3)
Prerequisite:  One term of 300-level Portuguese, or permission of department.  Course taught in English, but knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish is necessary.  Course will count for the Spanish major if all written work is done in Spanish. Development of Portuguese from its origins to the present.  Settlement history and non-Roman influences in Portugal.  Evolution of sounds, forms, sentence structures, and words.  Dialectal variation.

01:810:420. THE BRAZILIAN NARRATIVE. (3)
Prerequisite: One term of 300-level literature in Portuguese or permission of department.
Development of the Brazilian novel and short story from the colonial period to the present. Emphasis on nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Reading and analysis of representative works.

01:810:430. CAMÕES AND THE RENAISSANCE. (3)
Prerequisite: One term of 300-level literature in Portuguese or permission of department.
The epic and Lyric poetry of Camões and his contemporaries.  Antecedents and repercussions of the Portuguese Renaissance.

01:810:440. THE PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING WORLD: MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES. (3)
Prerequisite: One term of 300-level literature in Portuguese or permission of department.
The main traits of the civilization of the Portuguese-speaking world.  The evolution of its social institutions and customs. Representative literary, philosophical, and artistic works.

01:810:491,492. TOPICS IN LUSO-BRAZILIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE. (3,3)
Course taught in English.
Topics vary by semester.  Consult department.

01:810:493,494. INDEPENDENT STUDY. (3,3)
Prerequisite: One term of 300-level literature in Portuguese and permission of department and instructor.
Independent readings under faculty supervision.

01:810:497,498. HONORS IN PORTUGUESE. (BA,BA)
Prerequisites: Permission of department.
Research paper prepared under faculty supervision.

01:810:499. READINGS IN PORTUGUESE. (3)
Prerequisite: Permission of the department. May not be taken for more than one term.
Independent readings under faculty supervision.

 

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