Accelerated Portuguese for Speakers of Romance Languages

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Summer
2016-17
Portuguese Language
PORT 13120

Our summer Portuguese course helps students gain intermediate skills in spoken and written Portuguese quickly by building on their prior knowledge of another Romance language (Spanish, French, or Italian). By relying on the many similarities with other Romance languages, students can focus on mastering the different aspects of Portuguese, allowing them to make very quick progress and to develop their abilities for further study at the advanced level or for professional purposes. This course provides 140 contact hours and accepts the FLAS grant as full tuition. PQ: At least one year of recent college-level study of Spanish, French, or Italian.

Advanced Portuguese

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Winter
2016-17
Portuguese Language
PORT 20200

This course helps students develop their descriptive and narrative skills through exposure to written and oral documents (e.g., literary texts, interviews). Students are taught the grammatical and lexical tools necessary to understand these documents, as well as to produce their own analysis and commentaries.

Beginning Elementary Portuguese I

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Autumn
2016-17
Portuguese Language
PORT 10100

This course is intended for students who have no previous knowledge of Portuguese and for students who need an in-depth review of the basic patterns of the language.

Beginning Elementary Portuguese II

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Winter
2016-17
Portuguese Language
PORT 10200

This course is a rapid review of the basic patterns of the language and expands on the material presented in PORT 10100.

Beginning Elementary Portuguese III

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Spring
2016-17
Portuguese Language
PORT 10300

This course expands on the material presented in PORT 10200, reviewing and elaborating the basic patterns of the language.

Brazilian Avant-Gardes

Victoria Saramago
Level: Both
Winter
2016-17
Portuguese Literature
PORT 26810/36810
LACS 26810/36810

Avant-garde movements, tendencies, and artists have been present in Brazil throughout the 20th century. From the paradigmatic Week of Modern Art in 1922 to the Tropicalism of the 1960s and 1970s, this course revisits works of fiction, poetry, essay, visual arts, film, and music that have shaped the Brazilian avant-gardes. We will focus on the Modernist Movement, Concretism, Neoconcretism, New Cinema, Tropicalism, and regional avant-garde movements produced across the country. Taught in English, with readings available in Portuguese and English.

Brazilian Theater and Film

Victoria Saramago
Level: Undergrad
Spring
2016-17
Portuguese Literature
PORT 21903
LACS 21905

This course offers an overview of theater and cinema in Brazil, from the late 19th century to the present. Through an array of films and plays, students will become familiar with cultural, aesthetic, political, social, and environmental aspects of Brazil. The course will also discuss performance, adaptation, and intersections between theater and film. Play writers and film makers may include Qorpo Santo, Oswald de Andrade, Nelson Rodrigues, Ariano Suassuna, Plínio Marcos, Denise Stoklos, Mário Peixoto, Glauber Rocha, Susana Amaral, Guel Arraes, Lucia Murat, Eduardo Coutinho, and Kleber Mendoça Filho, among others. Taught in English, with readings available in Portuguese and English.

Curso de Aperfeiçoamento

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Spring
2016-17
Portuguese Language
PORT 21500

This course helps students develop their skills in understanding, summarizing, and producing written and spoken arguments in Portuguese through readings and debates on various issues of relevance in contemporary Luso-Brazilian societies. Special consideration is given to the major differences between continental and Brazilian Portuguese. In addition to reading, analyzing, and commenting on advanced texts (both literary and nonliterary), students practice and extend their writing skills in a series of compositions.

Intermediate Portuguese

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Autumn
2016-17
Portuguese Language
PORT 20100

This course is a general review and extension of all basic patterns of the language for intermediate students. Students explore selected aspects of Luso-Brazilian tradition through a variety of texts.

Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers

Ana Lima
Level: Both
Winter
2016-17
Portuguese Language
PORT 14100

This course helps students quickly gain skills in spoken and written Portuguese by building on their prior working knowledge of another Romance language (Spanish, French, Catalan or Italian). By relying on the many similarities with other Romance languages, students can focus on mastering the different aspects of Portuguese, allowing them to develop their abilities for further study. This class covers content from PORT 10100 and 10200. PQ: 20100 in another Romance Language or instructor’s consent.

Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Spring
2016-17
Portuguese Language
PORT 12200
LACS 12200

This class is intended for speakers of Spanish to develop competence quickly in spoken and written Portuguese. In this intermediate-level course, students learn ways to apply their Spanish language skills to mastering Portuguese by concentrating on the similarities and differences between the two languages.

Reading & Research: Portuguese

Staff
Level: Grad
Autumn, Winter, Spring
2016-17
Portuguese Literature
PORT 42100

Register by section number from faculty list on the web.

Readings in Special Topics: Portuguese

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Autumn, Winter, Spring
2016-17
Portuguese Literature
PORT 29700

This course is directed readings in special topics not covered as part of the program in Portuguese. Subjects treated and work to be completed for the course must be chosen in consultation with the instructor no later than the end of the preceding quarter. PQ: PORT 10300 or 20200, depending upon the requirements of the program for which credit is sought. Students are required to submit the College Reading and Research Course Form.