Portuguese (PORT)

PORT 101. Elementary Portuguese & Lusophone Cultures I. 1 Unit.

This introductory course provides students the opportunity to develop their speaking, listening, writing and reading skills in Portuguese. We will examine a variety of cultural and historical topics including capoeira, quilombos, music, Candomble', and food as an introduction to the cultures and histories of Lusophone countries, while learning the Portuguese language. For students who have no previous Portuguese or no more than two years of regular high-school Portuguese or similar experience. Offered once a year.

PORT 102L. Elementary Portuguese and Lusophone Cultures II. 1 Unit.

The course provides students the opportunity to keep developing their speaking, listening, writing and reading skills in Portuguese. We will keep examining a variety of cultural and historical topics from the Lusophone world, while learning the Portuguese language. For students who have no previous Portuguese or no more than two years of regular high-school Portuguese or similar experience. Prerequisite: PORT 101.

PORT 203L. Portuguese Language and Brazilian Cultures. 1 Unit.

This accelerated course provides students the opportunity to acquire speaking, listening, writing and reading skills in Portuguese. We will examine a variety of contemporary and historical topics including—capoeira, quilombos, samba, soccer, Candomblé, favelas, dictatorship, the Amazons, and food—as an introduction to the cultures and histories of Brazil, while learning the Portuguese language. Prerequisite: SPAN 201L or equivalent proficiency.

PORT 204. Portuguese Language and Brazilian Cultures II. 1 Unit.

This accelerated course provides students the opportunity to develop their speaking, listening, writing and reading skills in Portuguese. We will continue examining a variety of topics including—capoeira, quilombos, samba, soccer, Candomblé, favelas, dictatorship, the Amazons, and food—as an introduction to the cultures and histories of Brazil, while learning the Portuguese language. Prerequisites: SPAN 201L or permission of instructor, and PORT 203L. Not open to native speakers.