Portugese Courses

Winter 2015

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Accelerated Intermediate Portuguese

PORT 163 - Pinto-Bailey

This course develops intermediate communicative Portuguese vocabulary and active intermediate competence in the language. The traditional skills of foreign language instruction (structure, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking) are stressed. This course meets five days per week.


Fall 2014

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Accelerated Elementary Portuguese

PORT 113 - Pinto-Bailey

An accelerated course in elementary Portuguese emphasizing grammar and the skills of speaking, writing, reading, and listening comprehension and meeting five days per week.

Directed Individual Study

PORT 403 - Pinto-Bailey

The nature and content of the course is determined by the students' needs and by an evaluation of previous work. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Fall 2014 topic:

PORT 403: Directed Individual Study: Brazilian Culture and Civilization through Film (3). This course offers an overview of key aspects of Brazilian culture and civilization as seen through film, with supporting material drawn from literature and news articles. Students view, discuss, and analyze movies by Brazilian directors in order to develop an understanding of the culture and of issues that have shaped Brazilian society today. Some of the issues to be addressed include: the country's ethnic profile; racial relations; the 1964-85 military dictatorship and its aftermath; women and society; immigration and globalization. Students are exposed to these issues through film and develop critical tools to analyze movies in their thematic content and cinematic aspects. The course also offers students opportunities to improve their Portuguese language skills and develop their critical skills. (HU) Pinto-Bailey. Fall 2014


Spring 2014

We do not offer any courses this term.