Portuguese Course Descriptions

LOWER DIVISION (100-200 Level)

POR 100                              Business Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
Introduction to commercial vocabulary, economic, technical, and diplomatic terminology in Portuguese for Spanish Speakers. Composition based on models of business correspondence directed to Portuguese-speaking countries or firms.

Typically Offered: Spring.

 

POR 101                              Elementary Portuguese I
Drill in pronunciation, fundamental grammatical principles, simple reading and translation, oral and written exercises. Normally, not open to students who have completed two years of Portuguese. Closed to native speakers. 

Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

POR 102                              Elementary Portuguese II
Continuation of POR 101. Closed to native speakers. 

Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

POR 105                              Beginning Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
The equivalent of one year of beginning-level college Portuguese, this course is specifically intended for students who have completed three or more years of high school Spanish or one year of Spanish at another university. Also intended for heritage and native speakers of Romance Languages, or students with one or more years of college study of Spanish, Italian, or French. Closed to native speakers of Portuguese. 

Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

  

POR 201                              Intermediate Portuguese I
Integrated grammar review. Diverse selection of readings: stories, plays, essays, interviews. Practice in speaking and in writing. Class conducted in Portuguese. Not open to native speakers. 

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

 

POR 202                              Intermediate Portuguese II                   
Intensive preparation for 300-level work through various genres (portraits, descriptions, short stories, film reviews, magazines, a novel). Workshop format, the course also develops conversational skills. Students complete a number of written projects (including an analytic paper). Class conducted in Portuguese. Closed to native speakers.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.


UPPER DIVISION (300-500 Level)

POR 301                              Interpreting Literary And Cultural Texts In Portuguese                   
Tools for the interpretation and analysis of literary and cultural materials fromthe Portuguese-speaking world. Acquisition of terminology and theories through the study of the main literary genres (prose, poetry, and drama) and a complementary genre of cultural analysis (e.g., film studies, cultural studies, etc.). Emphasis on critical writing skills. Closed to native speakers formally educated in Portuguese.

Prerequisite: POR 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

POR 310                              Brazilian Women Writers in Translation                  
Selected contemporary Brazilian women writers. Conducted in English. Emphasis on representations of nationality, race, class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. May be used to fulfill the humanities literature requirement; writing credit.

Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

POR 321                              Studies in Luso-Brazilian Literary Themes                   
The study of literature through thematic readings. Writing credit. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

Prerequisite: POR 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

POR 322                              Topics in Luso-Brazilian Cultures              
Cultural issues in the Portuguese-speaking world. Topics include media, religion, language in society, popular and mass culture, the arts, immigration, social movements, race, ethnicity, and gender. Writing credit. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

Prerequisite: POR 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

POR 353                              Brazilian Poetry
Brazilian poetry from colonial times to the present. Emphasis on major figures. Taught in Portuguese. Humanities literature credit; writing credit.

Prerequisite: POR 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

POR 354                              The Modern Brazilian Novel                  
The Brazilian novel since 1865. Emphasis on major works. Conducted in Portuguese. POR minors must complete all written assignments in Portuguese. Others may opt to write in English, Portuguese, or Spanish. Fulfills humanities literature requirement; writing credit.

Prerequisite: POR 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

POR 363                              Contemporary Lusophone Film
Portuguese, Brazilian, and Lusophone African cinema from the 1950s to the present. POR minors must complete all written assignments in Portuguese; Others may opt to write in English, Portuguese, or Spanish. Conducted in Portuguese. Fulfills Humanities literature requirement; writing credit.

Prerequisite: POR 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

POR 364                             The Brazilian Short Story                   
The Brazilian short story since 1890. Conducted in Portuguese. POR minors must complete all written assignments in Portuguese. Others may opt to write in English, Portuguese, or Spanish. Fulfills Humanities literature requirement; writing credit.

Prerequisite: POR 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

POR 391                              Directed Readings            
Individual work on a topic not covered in the regular curriculum. May be repeated on a different topic.

Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

POR 394                              Internship                   
The internship is intended to provide the student with an opportunity to apply analytical, interpretive, expressive, and creative skills developed in coursework. Internships ordinarily take place outside the University. They involve UM-faculty supervision as well as supervised on-site experience in an Portuguese-speaking cultural, business, or not-for-profit organization. Student needs to fill out the internship application form. Normally 40 internship hours are required per credit earned (the host will supply documentary evidence of hours worked).

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

 

POR 395                              Transfer Credits
Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

 

POR 396                             Transfer Credits
Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.
 

POR 397                              Transfer Credits
Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

 

POR 398                             Transfer Credits
Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

 

POR 399                             Transfer Credits
Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

 

POR 591                              Directed Readings in Portuguese             

Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

POR 592                            Directed Readings in Portuguese

Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

POR 593                            Directed Readings in Portuguese

Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.