Courses

Portuguese Course Catalog

POR 3202 Accelerated Portuguese I (5). Accelerated course for students fluent in Spanish. Encourages rapid acquisition by intensive exposure to the language through immersion activities, videos, and culture.

POR 3233 Accelerated Portuguese II (5). Accelerated course for students fluent in Spanish. Builds on Accelerated Portuguese I by continuing and expanding communicative activities. Prerequisites: POR 3202 or permission of the instructor.

POR 2200 Intermediate Portuguese (3). Provides intermediate training in the acquisition and application of basic language skills. Prerequisites: POR 1131 or equivalent.

POR 3244 Portuguese Intermediate Conversation (1). This course is designed to help students maintain and increase their conversational ability in the language while unable to continue the regular sequence. May be repeated twice. Prerequisite: Ability to speak basic Portuguese.

POR 3400 Advanced Oral Communication (3). Development of oral skills through a variety of activities: Readings and recitations, public speaking, debate, skits, video production and drama. Open to native and non-native speakers. Prerequisite: Oral communication ability in Portuguese.

POR 3420 Review Grammar/Writing I (3). Practice in contemporary usage through selected readings in culture and civilization. Development of writing and speaking ability in extemporaneous contexts. The course will be conducted exclusively in the target language. Prerequisites: At least one year study of the language or permission of the instructor.

POR 3421 Review Grammar/Writing II (3). Examination of grammatical theory; discussion of the modern essay. Practice in the detection and correction of errors in usage. The course will focus on current international events as content for informal talks and compositions. Prerequisites: At least three semesters study of the language or permission of the instructor.

POR 3440 Portuguese for Business (3). Presents the special language needs for conducting business in Portuguese, with emphasis on the commerce and culture of modern Brazil. Practice in correspondence, documents, and presentations. Prerequisites: At least three semesters study of the language or permission of the instructor.

POR 3500 Luso-Brazilian Culture (3). Open to any student who understands Portuguese. The development of Portuguese speaking civilizations, with emphasis on either Portugal or Brazil: history, art, music, daily life, impact on other cultures.

POR 3930 Special Topics in Language Linguistics (3). Readings, research, and discussion of topics in Portuguese language or linguistics to be determined by students and instructor.

POR 4470 Foreign Study: Advanced Language Literature (VAR). Up to a full semester credit for foreign residence and study/work. (Approval of Department required.)

POR 4480 Twentieth Century Brazilian Novel (3). Emphasis on a particular period and/or region, such as the northeast from 1930-1960: Jorge Amado, Raquel de Queiroz, Graciliano Ramos, Lins de Rego; or similar focus. Prerequisites: At least three semesters study of the language or permission of the instructor.

POW 3284 Brazilian Short Story (3). Short stories by major Brazilian authors serve to expand students’ reading ability, help them become familiar with modern Brazilian life, and learn to approach this literacy form critically. Prerequisites: At least three semesters study of the language or permission of the instructor.

POW 4390 Brazilian Cinema (3). An examination of Brazilian films and culture from Cinema Novo to the present. Focuses on the northeast, urban society, magic and the Amazon. Taught in Portuguese.

POW 4701 Masterworks of Brazilian Literature (3). Readings from the most important authors of Brazil, in several genres, presented in a chronological framework. Authors include M. de Assis, M. de Andrade, M. Bandeira, C. Lispector, etc. Prerequisites: At least three semesters study of the language or permission of the instructor.

POW 4905 Independent Study (1-3). Project, field experience, readings, or research.

POW 4930 Special Topics (3). Independent readings, research, or project.

PRT 3401 Literature in Translation (3). Masterpieces of Portuguese literature in English. Comparative use of the original text. Discussion and interpretation.

PRT 3800 Portuguese Translation I (3). Review of theories and processes. Extensive practice in translating a variety of short texts, with emphasis on accuracy. Prerequisites: PRT 3810 or permission of the instructor.

PRT 3810 Introduction to Portuguese Translation and Interpretation (3). Fundamentals of translation processes, contrastive analysis of structures in Portuguese and English. Exercise in the accurate rendition of ideas from one language to the other. Prerequisite: Advanced knowledge of English and Portuguese.

PRT 3812 Portuguese Interpretation I (3). Beginning interpretation with emphasis on consecutive and sight translation. Memory development, note-taking, techniques of public speaking, accent reduction. Prerequisites: PRT 3810 or permission of the instructor.

PRT 4391 International Perspectives in Brazilian Cinema (3). Addresses cinema production in Brazil in an international context, with special emphasis on the post-Embrafilme era and international co-production.

PRT 4801 Portuguese Translation II (3). Translation of medium-length texts covering a range of specific topics and prose styles with attention to both accuracy and style. Prerequisites: PRT 3800 or permission of the instructor.

PRT 4802 Portuguese Translation III (3). Emphasis on technical and literary translation; development of special glossaries; stylistic and grammatical challenges. Prerequisites: PRT 4801 or permission of the instructor.

PRT 4813 Portuguese Interpretation II (3). Continued work with consecutive interpretation but emphasizes the simultaneous mode, including research and graded laboratory practice. Work with the speaking voice. Prerequisites: PRT 3812 or permission of the instructor.

PRT 4814 Portuguese Interpretation III (3). Simultaneous conference interpreting: extensive class and laboratory practice and field experience. Prerequisites: PRT 4813 or permission of the instructor.