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02423/Portuguese (PORT)

Lower Division Courses

1001. Elements I (4 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: PORT 0051.)

Exposure to hearing and practice in speaking Portuguese. Practical vocabulary and conversation. Reading and vocabulary building. Development of reading skill. Classroom and language laboratory drill.

1002. Elements II (4 s.h.) F S. RCI: LA.

(Formerly: PORT 0052.)

Exposure to hearing and practice in speaking Portuguese. Practical vocabulary and conversation. Reading and vocabulary building. Development of reading skill. Classroom and language laboratory drill.

1003. Intermediate I (3 s.h.) S. RCI: LB.

(Formerly: PORT C061.)

Prerequisite: Portuguese 1002 (0052) or professorís approval.

This course corresponds to the third level of Portuguese language at Temple, therefore, it is an intermediate course. Although Portuguese 1003 (C061) is a course with emphasis on Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture, other Portuguese speaking countries may be studied.

1021. Concentrated Elements (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: PORT 0055.)

A comprehensive overview of Portuguese grammar in combination with the development of reading, writing and oral communication skills.

1022. Intermediate (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: PORT 0062.)

A continuation of activities designed to achieve communicative competence in Portuguese. Aural-oral skills, reading and writing are emphasized. The cultural component is strong.

Upper Division Courses

2001. Composition and Conversation (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: PORT 0102.)

The course provides a grammar review and devotes time to reading comprehension. However, the main thrusts of the course are oral expression and practice in writing short essays in standard Portuguese.

2002. Readings in Portuguese (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: PORT 0103.)

The course develops listening, speaking and writing skills, but the emphasis is on reading comprehension. Course work develops broad reading skills that do not require the aid of translation or word-by-word analysis.

3101. Readings in Brazilian Literature (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: PORT 0211.)

Readings of outstanding Brazilian short novels, short stories, poetry and plays. Designed especially for students with essential knowledge of Portuguese who desire to study Brazilian life, character and culture as portrayed in the writings of some of Brazilís greatest authors.

3201. Portuguese and Brazilian Culture and Civilization (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: PORT 0235.)

Diverse subjects in Brazilian and Portuguese studies fall under this rubric. In combination with the reading of original texts, this course incorporates discussions on the central history and the development of society in both Portugal and Brazil. Course taught in Portuguese.

4000. Special Topics in Portuguese (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: PORT 0380.)

Under faculty direction, this course examines specific topics in contemporary Brazilian and/or Portuguese culture, literature, or linguistics. Course content varies each semester to offer optimum exposure to new areas of study.

4083. Directed Reading (1 to 3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: PORT 0303.)

Prerequisite: Two semesters of Portuguese or permission of instructor.

Special readings of Portuguese by arrangement with the Portuguese advisor.

4101. Brazilian Short Story (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: PORT 0381.)

An overview of Brazilian short stories from 1900 to the present. Selected texts introduce students to the work of major Brazilian writers of the genre. While focusing primarily on literary texts, the course will also draw attention to literary movements and major themes.

4102. Contemporary Portuguese & Brazilian Literature (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: PORT 0385.)

A survey of twentieth-century literary movements such as pre-modernism, modernism, and regionalism in Portuguese and Brazilian prose and poetry, with an emphasis on the fiction of contemporary writers.


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