Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Portuguese Core Courses (12 semester hours)

Portuguese Core Courses (12 semester hours)

* All of our courses will have the GLOBAL CULTURES flag

POR 327C. Advanced Grammar and Writing in Context (3 Semester hours).     

Study and practice of Portuguese grammar and includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Portuguese language, literature, and culture. Portuguese 327C and 362 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612, 312L, or 516.

POR 328C. Introduction to Literatures and Cultures (3 semester hours).

 Overview of Luso-Brazilian literatures, cultures, including the arts and popular expressions, from a multidisciplinary perspective. Among the regions studied are Brazil, Portugal, and related areas in Africa. Prerequisite: Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612, 312L, or 516.

POR 330L. Introduction to Language and Linguistics in Society (3 semester hours).

Examines the dynamics of language structure and use throughout the Portuguese-speaking world, and covers topics such as sound systems, grammatical structures, historical developments, language learning and loss, dialect differences and their social significance. Prerequisite: Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612, 312L, or 516.

 POR 379L. Capstone Seminar in Linguistics (3 semester hours).

 Brings together central issues, concepts, and themes that define linguistics, while focusing on a specific case-study or case-studies, that allow for the necessary depth and rigor to produce a research paper on a particular topic of interest. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C, 330L and twelve hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese.INDEPENDENT INQUIRY and WRITING FLAGS

POR 379C. Capstone Seminar in Literatures and Cultures (3 semester hours).

Brings together central issues, concepts, and themes that define Luso-Brazilian literatures and cultures, while focusing on a specific case-study or case-studies, that allow for the necessary depth and rigor to produce a research paper on a particular topic of interest. Among the regions studied are Brazil, Portugal, and related areas in Africa. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C, 328C and twelve hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese. INDEPENDENT INQUIRY AND WRITING FLAGS

 

Portuguese Upper Division Courses 

POR 321. Sounds and Intonation (3 Semester hours).

Introduction to the study of Portuguese phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production; representation of sounds and intonation; dialectal variation; comparison with English. Students will improve their pronunciation in Portuguese and will learn to distinguish some varieties of Portuguese. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C and either:  POR328C, POR330L or PRC 320E.

POR 343. Topics in Indigenous Cultures in the Americas (3 Semester hours).

Examines how Indigenous writers, artists, and cultural producers have established their own voices and languages through writing and other forms of media. It analyzes the Indigenous artistic and intellectual production in concrete political and cultural contexts. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C and either:  POR328C, POR330L or PRC 320E. ETHICS FLAG

POR 344. Topics in Iberian Literatures and Cultures (3 Semester hours).

Studies important themes or issues in the cultural production of the Iberian world. Students will learn about various cultural expressions and will be able to understand them in specific political and historical contexts. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C and either:  POR328C, POR330L or PRC 320E.

Topic 1: Lusophone African literatures and cultures.  POR 329 and 344 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

POR 348. Studies of African Cultures in Dialogue (3 Semester hours).

Studies the cultural production of African and Afro-descendant people in the Iberian and Latin American worlds. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C and either:  POR328C, POR330L or PRC 320E. ETHICS FLAG

Topic 1: Race and Slavery in Brazil. Portuguese 348 (Topic 1) and 375 (Topic: The Color of Progress: Race and Slavery in Brazil) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Afro-Brazilian Diaspora.

Topic 3: Brazilian and African Dialogues.

 POR 350F. Topics in Film and Media Cultures (3 Semester hours).

Important themes in contemporary Iberian or Latin American societies and examines their treatment in audiovisual and media production. Students will be able to analyze the language of audiovisual and media cultures and discuss their implications. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Portuguese 350F and 350K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C and either:  POR328C, POR330L or PRC 320E.

 Topic 1: Contemporary Brazilian Film. Portuguese 350F (Topic 1) and 350K (Topic: Contemporary Brazilian Film) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Brazilian Film and Culture. Portuguese 350F (Topic 2) and 350K (Topic: Brazilian Film and Culture) may not both be counted.

 POR 353. Sociolinguistics (3 Semester hours).

 Explores the interrelationship of language and society, with reference to the Portuguese-speaking world. It studies how socio-economic, political, and anthropological factors like race, social class, gender, age, and identity influence linguistic forms. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C and either:  POR328C, POR330L or PRC 320E. QUANTITATIVE FLAG

POR 354. U.S. Latino Literatures / Cultures in Context (3 semester hours).

Examines the U. S. Latino literary and cultural production from a multidisciplinary perspectives, such as literature, film, music, and performance. Analyzes the literatures and experiences of Brazilian American writers and artists, in their historical and cultural specificities. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C and either:  POR328C, POR330L or PRC 320E. CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US FLAG

POR 367P. Portuguese for the Professions (3 Semester hours).

Develop vocabulary, grammar, expressions, and interactional skills that are related to foreign language for professional purposes, e.g., business, healthcare, social work, engineering, etc. Also covers cultural issues that affect professional activities in Portuguese-speaking communities. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C. CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US FLAG

Topic 1: Business in Brazilian Life and Culture. Portuguese 367P (Topic 1) and Portuguese Civilization 320E (Topic: Cultural Aspects of Doing Business in Brazil) may not both be counted.

POR 368C. Topics in Languages in Contact (3 Semester hours).

Investigates Portuguese in contact with other languages and among different regional varieties in historical and contemporary settings. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C and either:  POR328C, POR330L or PRC 320E. ETHICS FLAG

POR 368S. Topics in Language Structure and Use (3 Semester hours).

Examines the major structural components of the language and how these are used in context to fulfill a variety of communicative functions. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C and either:  POR328C, POR330L or PRC 320E

POR 375. Topics in Brazilian Literature and Culture (3 Semester hours).

Studies important themes or issues in the Brazilian cultural production. Students will learn about various cultural expressions and will be able to understand them in specific political and historical contexts. Course may also explore the cultural dialogues Brazil has established with other nations or regions. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C and either:  POR328C, POR330L or PRC 320E.

 Topic 6: Gender, Sexuality and Labor in Brazilian Culture.

 Topic 7: Global Brazil: Immigration and Diaspora in Brazilian Culture.

POR 379H. Honors Tutorial (3 semester hours).

Supervised individual research on a literary, linguistic, or cultural problem, culminating in a written thesis of thirty to forty typewritten pages. Prerequisite: Completion of or enrollment in Portuguese 379C or 379L, upper-division standing, admission to the Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures Honors Program, and consent of the Honors adviser. INDEPENDENT INQUIRY AND WRITING FLAGS


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