POR - Portuguese

POR 101 Elementary Portuguese I

Course Description: An introduction to the Portuguese language and culture through a comprehensive approach designed to develop fundamental communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Supplemental videos, tapes, films and other materials are incorporated in the course.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

3 credits

POR 102 Elementary Portuguese II

Prerequisite: POR 101 or 2 years of high school Portuguese or equivalent.
Course Description: A continuation of the principles established in POR 101. In addition, the course will introduce more complex sentence structures, past and future verb tenses, the subjunctive mood, and increase fundamental vocabulary. Supplementary videos, tapes, films and other materials are incorporated in the course.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

POR 101 Minimum Grade of D

POR 154A Topic: Contemporary Brazilian Literature and Culture

Course Description: This course examines how Brazilian writers, filmmakers and culture trendsetters have constructed and questioned the image of modern Brazil

3 credits

POR 154B Topic: Brazilian Culture through Music and Cinema

Old Core: Lubin, CSIS, and Lienhard students may use this course to meet requirement. Education and Dyson students may use this course for Enhancement or Dyson overlay. Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to Brazilian culture and lifestyle through its rich music and cinema.
By using audio and visual media, this course will provide students an opportunity to have a panoramic overview of the culture of Brazil - its vastness and diversity. Classes will be conducted in English, although students with Portuguese language background will have the opportunity to link the language with the culture.

3 credits