Portuguese is one of the languages offered by the Department of Latin-US and Linguistics. Portuguese courses may be taken towards the completion of a Brazilian Studies Certificate, to satisfy the Liberal Arts foreign language requirement, or to enhance one’s program of study as an elective.
PORT 1402 - Beginning Portuguese
Beginning Portuguese (4-0) An introductory course in pronunciation and grammar of Brazilian Portuguese; practice in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Readings, music and short videos introducing students to Brazilian culture.
PORT 2401 - Intermediate Portuguese One
A continuation of Portuguese 1402 with the introduction of more complex elements of grammar and additional practice in the four basic skills. Discussions on more advanced cultural readings, music and videos.
PORT 2402 - Intermediate Portuguese Two
A continuation of Portuguese 2401 covering more complex grammatical concepts and formal written structures. Discussions and various activities based on a film and a short novel or play from Brazil.
PORT 3340 - Cultures of Brazil
This course uses a mixture of literature, essays, songs, and films to introduce students to key aspects of Brazilian history, culture and society. As a discussion-based seminar course, students will explore and debate how key figures and key moments have reflected and shaped the identity of Brazil and its people. Students will also find opportunities to compare and contrast aspects of Brazilian culture with other countries in the Americas.
PORT 3355 - Conversational Portuguese
A conversation course using films, music and short readings as the basis for discussion and debate. The course focuses primarily on increasing students’ speaking ability and listening comprehension. The course will also help students hone their use of grammar and vocabulary while also learning some more advanced structures.
For more information, please contact Dr. Viridiana Vidaña, Languages Coordinator, at email@example.com.