PORT - Portuguese

PORT 103 Intensive Elementary Portuguese

Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Portuguese, with emphasis on Brazilian culture. Authentic cultural readings, art, music, and films will be included. The course covers the full-year elementary language curriculum in one semester. In Portuguese.

Instructor

Igrejas

Prerequisites

None

Unit(s)

1.25

Semesters Offered

Fall

Degree Requirements

None

PORT 203 Intensive Intermediate Portuguese

Review of all language skills and continued study of Lusophone art, music, film, and literature. Emphasis on oral and written expression and critical analysis. The course covers the full-year intermediate language curriculum in one semester. In Portuguese.

Instructor

Igrejas

Prerequisites

PORT 103 or permission of the instructor.

Unit(s)

1.25

Semesters Offered

Spring

Degree Requirements

LL

PORT 241 Introduction to Lusophone Studies

Practice in oral and written Portuguese at the advanced level. Serves as a transition between language study and cultural studies through the examination of Lusophone cultural and artistic production. Designed to enhance communicative competence, this course will include an intensive review of advanced grammatical structures within cultural contexts of the Portuguese-speaking world. Oral interactions and critical writing will be stressed.

Instructor

Igrejas

Prerequisites

PORT 203 or equivalent, and to heritage speakers with permission of the instructor.

Unit(s)

1.0

Semesters Offered

Fall

Degree Requirements

LL

PORT 250 Research or Individual Study

Instructor

Igrejas

Unit(s)

1.0

Semesters Offered

Fall, Spring

Degree Requirements

None

PORT 256 Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World through Film, Music and Fiction

This course is conducted in English and aims to introduce students to the cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking world through selected films, music and readings. By examining how contemporary film makers and writers present key aspects of African, Brazilian, and Portuguese societies, the following topics will be studied: colonialism; wars of independence in Africa; Brazil’s military dictatorship; Portugal´s New State dictatorship; representations of trauma and memory. Readings are in English and Films have subtitles.

Instructor

Igrejas

Prerequisites

None

Cross Listed Courses

AFR 256

Unit(s)

1.0

Semesters Offered

Fall

Degree Requirements

LL, ARS

PORT 300 Seminar: Brazilian Music and the Politics of Culture

From the dawn of the 20th century, Brazil has promoted itself to the world as a particularly musical country. In addition to samba, the country is the birthplace of many well-loved genres including choro, bossa nova, and baile funk. Brazilian popular song is considered by many to be a literary genre where songwriters such as Vinicius de Morais and Arnaldo Antunes describe themselves as poets with their lyrics as major topics of study by scholars of Portuguese literature. In this course, we will uncover the historical and cultural origins of many of the major musical developments in Brazil and explore how they express polemics around citizenship, social activism, and cosmopolitanism. Students familiar with Portuguese will have the option of additional, focused study of Portuguese lyrics and will be required to compose their writing assignments in Portuguese.

Instructor

Goldschmitt (Music)

Prerequisites

None. Students with prior experience with World Music, Portuguese, or Latin American Studies courses are especially encouraged to register.

Cross Listed Courses

MUS 300

Unit(s)

1.0

Semesters Offered

Spring

Degree Requirements

ARS
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