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Portuguese Courses

E.g. 2016-2017

PORTLANG 1A: Accelerated First-Year Portuguese, Part 1

For students with two years of college level study or equivalent of a Romance language, preferably Spanish. Goal is to use socially and culturally appropriate forms in conversations, providing and obtaining information, and expressing feelings, emotions, and opinions. Students learn the language as they contrast Brazilian culture with their own. Lab. Completion of PORTLANG 2A fulfills the University's foreign language requirement.

2016-2017
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PORTLANG 2A: Accelerated First-Year Portuguese, Part 2

Continuation of PORTLANG 1A. For students with two years of college level study or equivalent of a Romance language, preferably Spanish. Goal is to use socially and culturally appropriate forms in conversations, providing and obtaining information, describing and narrating, and expressing feelings, emotions, and opinions. Students learn the language as they contrast Brazilian culture with their own. Lab. Completion of PORTLANG 2A fulfills the University's foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: Placement Test, or PORTLANG 1A

2016-2017
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PORTLANG 11A: Accelerated Second-Year Portuguese, Part 1

Continuation of PORTLANG 2A. Goal is to use linguistically and culturally appropriate forms in oral narrations, descriptions, and expression of ideas and opinions. Emphasis is on expository speech. Prerequisite: Placement Test, PORTLANG 2A or PORTLANG 3.

2016-2017
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PORTLANG 12A: Accelerated Second-Year Portuguese, Part 2

Continuation of PORTLANG 11A. Goal is to use linguistically and culturally appropriate forms in narrations, descriptions, and expression of ideas and opinions. Emphasis on expository writing. Prerequisite: Placement Test or PORTLANG 11A.

2016-2017
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PORTLANG 101: Reading Brazil

Short expository readings, guest lectures, discussions, compositions on Brazilian issues. Review of grammatical structures. Vocabulary building with emphasis on common idiomatic expressions and troublesome lexical distinctions. Prerequisite: PORTLANG 12A or equivalent.

2016-2017
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PORTLANG 102: Brazil in Text: Advanced Grammar and Composition

3rd year course. Further development of academic writing. Short fictional and expository readings, guest lectures, discussions, compositions on Brazilian issues. Emphasis is on building paragraphs, organizing arguments, and justifying positions. May be used as workshop to write papers in Portuguese for another course. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: PORTLANG 12A or equivalent.

2016-2017
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PORTLANG 103: Advanced Conversation: Brazil Today

3rd year course. Reading and discussions on issues from current newspapers and magazines, reading comprehension strategies with online news updates, and vocabulary building with emphasis on formal expository writing. Writing practice if desired. Students prepare short presentations and lead subsequent discussions. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: PORTLANG 12A.

2016-2017
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PORTLANG 161: Advanced Reading in Portuguese, Fourth-year Portuguese

The course emphasizes high-level reading comprehension and leads to advanced development of communication skills for extended formal and informal discourse in Portuguese. Prerequisite: Placement Test or PORTLANG 101.

2016-2017
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PORTLANG 162: Advanced Writing in Portuguese, Fourth-year Portuguese

The course has two tracks, depending on the interest of the student: a) advanced expository writing (correspondence, technical reports, editorials, etc.) and b) creative writing (`crônicas' short stories, poems, etc.). Prerequisite: Placement Test or PORTLANG 102.

2016-2017
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PORTLANG 163: Contemporary Issues in the Lusophone World. Fourth-Year Portuguese

The class emphasizes formal presentations/discussions in Portuguese, based on contemporary issues in the lusophone world. Students use as linguistic models newspaper and magazine articles, TV news broadcasts, online news services, films, art exhibits, news on scientific advances, etc. Focus is on mastering high-level vocabulary/structures, as well as reading and rhetorical strategies, for appropriate use in professional settings. Prerequisite: Placement Test or PORTLANG 103.

2016-2017
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PORTLANG 297: Directed Reading

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.nn (Staff)

2016-2017
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PORTLANG 394: Graduate Studies in Portuguese Conversation

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.nn (Staff)

2016-2017
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PORTLANG 395: Graduate Studies in Portuguese

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.n (Staff)

2016-2017
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