Portuguese (PORT)

PORT 1101. Elementary Portuguese 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students with very little or no prior knowledge of Portuguese. Presents essentials of Portuguese as it is spoken in Brazil through acquisition of basic skills in speaking, reading, writing, and aural comprehension.

PORT 1102. Elementary Portuguese 2. 4 Hours.

Continues the study of Brazilian Portuguese at the elementary level. Includes completion of basic grammatical usage, reading of contemporary Brazilian material, and increased emphasis on oral and aural skills. Prereq. PORT 1101 or PORT 1301.

PORT 1301. Elementary Portuguese Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Portuguese-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

PORT 1302. Elementary Portuguese Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Portuguese-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

PORT 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

PORT 2101. Intermediate Portuguese 1. 4 Hours.

Emphasizes further vocabulary building. Offers students an opportunity to master the fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from contemporary Portuguese materials. Prereq. PORT 1102 or PORT 1302.

PORT 2102. Intermediate Portuguese 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on PORT 2101 and focuses on further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from contemporary Portuguese materials. Prereq. (a) PORT 2101 or PORT 2301 and (b) ENGW 1111, ENGW 1102, ENGL 1111, or ENGL 1102.

PORT 2301. Intermediate Portuguese Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Portuguese-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

PORT 2302. Intermediate Portuguese Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Portuguese-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

PORT 2501. Portuguese for Spanish Speakers. 4 Hours.

Introduces Portuguese to native and heritage speakers of Spanish and/or students who have completed at least one level of intermediate Spanish. Focuses on fundamental communication skills—speaking, aural comprehension, reading, and writing—with particular emphasis on those features of Portuguese that are most difficult for Spanish speakers, such as pronunciation, idioms, and grammatical structures particular to Portuguese. Also explores cultural elements of the Portuguese-speaking countries, with special emphasis on Brazil. Prereq. SPNS 2101, SPNS 2301, or permission of instructor.

PORT 2900. Specialized Instruction in Portuguese. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at the intermediate level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Students must have at least an elementary level of competence in the language.

PORT 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

PORT 3101. Advanced Portuguese 1. 4 Hours.

Continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. PORT 2102 or PORT 2302.

PORT 3102. Advanced Portuguese 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on PORT 3101and continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. PORT 3101 or PORT 3301.

PORT 3301. Advanced Portuguese Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Portuguese-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Portuguese as well as the local dialect. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

PORT 3302. Advanced Portuguese Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Portuguese-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

PORT 3800. Special Topics in Portuguese. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the Portuguese language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an intermediate level of skill in the language.

PORT 3900. Specialized Instruction in Portuguese. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at an advanced level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Prereq. At least an advanced level of competence in the language.

PORT 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

PORT 4800. Special Topics in Portuguese. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the Portuguese language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an advanced level of skill in the language.

PORT 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

PORT 4991. Research. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

PORT 4992. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students a way of going beyond work given in the regular curriculum; may also enable students to complete major or minor requirements in certain situations. Priority is given to language majors and to juniors and seniors.

PORT 4993. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor.

PORT 5976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

PORT 5978. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

PORT 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.