Portuguese courses

PORT 1120 Intensive Portuguese
Intensive Portuguese
An intensive one-semester introduction to Portuguese with an emphasis on listening and speaking skills designed to quickly prepare students for more advanced study of language, literature, and culture. Co-requisite: PORT 1121
Co-requisites: Co-requisite: PORT 1121
credit hours: 4

PORT 2030 Intermediate Portuguese
Intermediate Portuguese
Review of fundamental skills taught in previous courses. Introduction to Brazilian literature and culture through plays, short stories, articles, and film. Practice in composition. Co-requisite: PORT 2890
Pre-requistites: PORT 1120 or special permission
Co-requisites: Co-requisite: PORT 2890
credit hours: 4

PORT 3040 Grammar and Writing in Portuguese
Grammar and Writing in Portuguese
Analysis and practice in the written language.
Pre-requistites: PORT 2030 or special permission.
credit hours: 3

PORT 3130 Introduction to Brazilian Culture
Introduction to Brazilian Culture
A combined survey course of Brazilian and Portuguese literatures, looking at issues such as realism, regionalism, and modernism;questions of cultural identities, relations between high and low culture, representations of race, gender, class, and sexuality.
Pre-requistites: PORT 2030 or special permission
credit hours: 3

PORT 3190 Brazilian Short Stories
Brazilian Short Stories
This course provides an introduction to the Brazilian short story from 1870 to the present, while providing intermediate to advanced training in Portuguese conversation and composition.
Pre-requistites: PORT 2030 or special permission
credit hours: 3

PORT 3250 Composition and Conversation
Composition and Conversation
Reinforcement of spoken Portuguese and review of grammatical structures. Short stories and plays serve as the basis for further development of speaking and writing. Emphasis in dealing with the texts is on their utility for skill practice rather than literary analysis.
Pre-requistites: PORT 2030 or special permission
credit hours: 3

PORT 3280 Advanced Portuguese Through Brazilian Film
Advanced Portuguese Through Brazilian Film
Reinforcement of spoken Portuguese and review of grammatical structures. A series of films serves as the basis for further development of speaking and writing. Emphasis in dealing with the films is on their utility for skills practice rather than film analysis.
Pre-requistites: PORT 2030 or special permission.
credit hours: 3

PORT 3290 Special Topics in Portuguese
Special Topics in Portuguese
Prerequisite: PORT 2030. Course will expand upon grammar and vocabulary learned in 1120-2030 sequence. Emphasis on written and oral production in specific registers. Possible themes include Portuguese across the Lusophone world, regional studies in the Lusophone world, professional skills, historical development of Portuguese, Portuguese pronunciation. The precise topic varies from year to year.
Pre-requistites: PORT 2030
credit hours: 3

PORT 3330 Brazilian Literature in Translation
Brazilian Literature in Translation
A survey of Brazilian literature in translation, focusing primarily on the novel and short story. Students engage a wide variety of texts, including representative works of romanticism, realism, modernism and postmodernism. This course may be taken for major or minor credit if written work is completed in Portuguese.
credit hours: 3

PORT 3340 Brazilian Women Writers in English Translation
Brazilian Women Writers in English Translation
An introductory survey of influential Brazilian women writers of prose fiction, with a focus on literary treatment of questions of gender, sexuality, race, and class.
credit hours: 3

PORT 4100 Gender and Sexuality in Brazilian Literature and Culture
Gender and Sexuality in Brazilian Literature and Culture
This course proposes a historicized and interdisciplinary consideration of gender and sexuality in modern Brazil through short fiction, films, documentaries, popular music, and critical texts. It will address a wide range of topics, including patriarchal power and the construction of masculinity, the quest for female subjectivity, gender in relation to race and class, the constitution and crisis of the bourgeois family, marital strife and infidelity, homosexuality, and transgender performance.
Pre-requistites: PORT 3130, 3040 or 3280
credit hours: 3

PORT 4120 Social Problems in Brazilian Literature and Culture
Social Problems in Brazilian Literature and Culture
The chief problems of Brazilian society as reflected in fiction, testimony, poetry, theatre, music, and other forms of cultural expression. Representative works may concern persistent race, class, and gender inequalities; tyranny and political repression; violence; and/or environmental issues.
Pre-requistites: Any two (2) PORT 3000-level courses
credit hours: 3

PORT 4130 Topics in Brazilian Literature and Culture
Topics in Brazilian Literature and Culture
Pre-requistites: Any Two (2) PORT 3000-level courses
credit hours: 3

PORT 4510 Luso-Brazilian Cities
Luso-Brazilian Cities
An advanced undergraduate course with a focus on the literary and cultural production of a major city of the Portuguese-speaking world including Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Sã o Paulo, Salvador da Bahia, Luanda, and Maputo.
Pre-requistites: Any two (2) PORT 3000-level courses
credit hours: 3

PORT 4610 Brazilian Cinema
Brazilian Cinema
This survey of Brazilian cinema and film criticism covers key phases in national film production including early experiments, the failed Vera Cruz enterprise, Cinema Novo, Cinema Marginal, Embrafilme productions, and recent film directors include Mário Peixoto, Humberto Mauro, Anselmo Duarte, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Ruy Guerra, Glauber Rocha, Carlos Diegues, Walter Lima Junior, Luiz Carlos Barreto, Paulo César Saraceni, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Rogério Sganzerla, Júlio Bressane, Suzana Amaral, and Carla Camurati.
Pre-requistites: Any two (2) PORT 3000-level courses
credit hours: 3

PORT 6140 Major Authors of Brazil
Major Authors of Brazil
This course will focus on the literary production of several canonical authors of Brazil form the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The prose fiction of no more than two or three authors will be covered in any given semester. Selected literary figures for in-depth study may include José de Alencar, Machado de Assis, Lima Barreto. Graciliano Ramos, João Guimarães Rosa, Clarice Linspector, João Ubaldo Ribeiro, and Nélida Pinon.

credit hours: 3

PORT 6160 Afro-Brazilians
Afro-Brazilians
This course provides an introduction to the history of Brazilian race relations, the fiction and poetry of black writers from Brazil, and the study of recent Afro-Brazilian cultural and social movements.
Pre-requistites: Any two (2) PORT 4000-level courses
credit hours: 3

PORT 6190 Avant-Garde Movements in Latin America
Avant-Garde Movements in Latin America
This course surveys the avant-garde movements in Spanish America and Brazil, focusing on the period from 1916 to 1935. Some of the movements to be examined include Huidobro's creacionismo, ultraísmo, Brazilian modernismo and verdeamarelismo, Mexican estridentismo and the Contemporáneos group, and the impact in Latin America of surrealism and other European avant-garde movements. Readings in both Spanish and Portuguese, and the class is taught in both languages, but fluency in both languages is not expected.
Pre-requistites: Any two (2) PORT 4000-level courses
credit hours: 3

PORT 6220 The Literature of Brazil
The Literature of Brazil
In-depth study of Brazilian literature from its beginning to the present. Authors: Manuel Antônio de Almeida, José de Alencar, Gonçalves Dias, Castro Alves, Machado de Assis, Aluisio Azevedo, Graciliano Ramos, José Lins do Rêgo, Mário de Andrade, Oswald de Andrade, Manuel Bandeira, João Cabral de Melo Neto, Jorge Amado, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Guimarães Rosa, Clarice Lispector, Antônio Callado, Lygia Fagundes Telles, Rubem Fonseca, Sérgio Sant'anna, Roberto Drummond, and others.
Pre-requistites: Any two (2) PORT 4000-level courses
credit hours: 3

PORT 6230 Brazilian Literature and the City
Brazilian Literature and the City
Brazilian literature and its production within an urban environment focusing of issues such as slavery and race relations, class divisions and spatial marginality, industrialization and labor movements, gender and sexuality, media and popular culture, rural to urban migration, and violence and criminality. Authors may include Manuel Antônio de Almeida, Aluísio Azevedo, Machado de Assis, Lima Barreto, Mário de Andrade, Patricia Galvão, Marques Rebelo, Nelson Rodrigues, Rubem Fonseca, Caio Fernando Abreu, Patricia Melo, Paulo Lins, and Regina Rheda.
Pre-requistites: Any two (2) PORT 4000-level courses
credit hours: 3

PORT 6290 Brazilian Cultural Studies
Brazilian Cultural Studies
An advanced survey of Brazilian social and cultural critics of the twentieth century including Silvio Romero, Euclides da Cunha, Gilberto Freyre, Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda, Guerrero Ramos, Roland Corbisier, Florestan Fernandes, Antônio Cândido, Roberto Schwarz, Ferreira Gullar, Silviano Santiago, Luiz Costa Lima, Flora Süssekind, Renato Ortiz, Muniz Sodré, and Marilena Chaui. The course foregrounds historic and contemporary debates in Brazil surrounding nationality, modernity, democracy, and citizenship.
Pre-requistites: Any two (2) PORT 4000-level courses
credit hours: 3

PORT 6440 Brazilian Popular Music
Brazilian Popular Music
This course offers an in-depth inquiry into Brazilian cultural history through the prism of popular music, often regarded as Brazil's most accomplished field of artistic production. Genres and cultural phenomena to be covered include samba, choro, baião, bossa nova, protest music, Tropicália, and Mangue Beat, as well as international styles such as rock, reggae, and rap in local context. The study of music provides the basis for the exploration of issues such as nationalism, regionalism, developmentalism, authoritarianism, and globalization.
Pre-requistites: Any two (2) PORT 4000-level courses
credit hours: 3

PORT 6530 Literature of the Lusophone World
Literature of the Lusophone World
This course provides a survey of the literatures and cultures of Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa using a theme-based approach to explore Trans-Atlantic connections, tensions, and dialogues within colonial and postcolonial contexts.
Pre-requistites: Any two (2) PORT 4000-level courses
credit hours: 3

PORT 6710 Contemporary Fiction in Spanish America and Brazil
Contemporary Fiction in Spanish America and Brazil
A comparison of the contemporary fiction of Spanish America and Brazil. Topics vary but may include: the short story; race, gender, and nationalism; the regionalist novel; experimental fiction; fiction and popular culture. Among the selected authors are Julio  Cortázar, Guimarães Rosa, Fonseca, Borges, Clarice Lispector, Rulfo, Donoso, Icaza, Ramos, Rivera. Reading competence in Spanish and Portuguese to be established by previous course work or judgment of instructor.
Pre-requistites: Any two (2) PORT 4000-level courses
credit hours: 3

PORT 6910 Special Topics
Special Topics
Open to graduate students only
credit hours: 3

PORT 6920 Special Topics
Special Topics
Open to graduate students only
credit hours: 3

PORT H4990 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Requires approval of the department and the Honors Committee.
credit hours: 3

PORT H5000 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Requires approval of the department and the Honors Committee.
credit hours: 3