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.

PORT 1501. Accelerated Elementary Portuguese 1. 4 Hours.

Introduces Portuguese to native/heritage speakers of Spanish, beginner-level heritage speakers of Portuguese, and students who have completed at least two levels of intermediate Spanish. Focuses on fundamental communication skills—speaking, aural comprehension, reading, and writing. Also explores cultural elements of the Portuguese-speaking countries. Students who do not have the preparation described may seek permission of instructor. This course is the equivalent of completing two semesters of elementary Portuguese.

PORT 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

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.

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.

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. Students who do not meet course prerequisites may seek 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. May be repeated without limit.

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.

PORT 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

PORT 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

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. May be repeated without limit.