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Fall 2020

PORT 1 - Beginning Portuguese (M 11:15-12:05 PM, TuTh 12:05 – 1:20 PM)

Instructor: Dayse Bedê
Course Description: The first course in the basic Portuguese sequence. This class is intended for students with no background in Portuguese or another Romance language.


PORT 3 - Intermediate Portuguese (M 10:10-11, TuTh 10:35 – 11:50 AM)

Instructor: Dayse Bedê
Course Description: The third course in the basic Portuguese sequence is a continuation of Portuguese 1 and 2. This class is intended for students with no background in Portuguese or another Romance language.
Prerequisite: PORT 002


PORT 123 - Portuguese for Romance-language Speakers (MWF 12:20 - 1:10 PM)

Instructor: Krista Brune
Course Description: This course offers an introduction to Brazilian Portuguese for students who already have a good grasp of grammar and vocabulary in Spanish, French, Italian, or Latin. This course will cover the topics of the basic language sequence (PORT 1, 2, 3) in one semester to prepare you for advanced Portuguese courses, study abroad, or research. Our focus will be on acquiring linguistic fluency, but along the way we will also gain insight into aspects of Brazilian culture through our analysis of song lyrics, journalistic texts, and TV shows. This course counts for the 2nd foreign/world language and the 12th unit of foreign/world language. Register for this course if: you grew up speaking a Romance language or you have taken Spanish, French, Italian, or Latin 3 or higher.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3; FR 3; IT 3; LATIN 3; or prior approval from the instructor


PORT 200 - Advanced Portuguese via the Arts (TuTh 1:35-2:50 PM)

Instructor: Dayse Bedê
Course Description: This course provides a more detailed study of the Portuguese language. Students will review and extend their abilities in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as they learn more about the linguistic and cultural diversity of the Portuguese-speaking world. The course uses a textbook paired with written, audio, and video workbook activities and supplemented by authentic language materials and artistic works that generate communicative exercises that allow students to practice and refine their spoken and written Portuguese. As students improve their understanding of the Portuguese language, they also gain insight into Luso-Afro-Brazilian cultures by analyzing music, films, videos, paintings, photos, essays, chronicles, news articles, shorts stories, and poems. This course will be conducted in Portuguese.
Prerequisite: PORT 3, PORT 123, or permission of the instructor

Spring 2020 

PORT 2 - Elementary Portuguese II (M 10:10-11:00 AM, TuTh 10:35 – 11:50 AM)

Instructor: Dayse Bedê
Course Description: The second course in the basic Portuguese sequence is a continuation of Portuguese 1. This class is intended for students with no background in Portuguese or another Romance language.
Prerequisite: PORT 001


Instructor: Dayse Bedê
Course Description: This course offers an introduction to Brazilian Portuguese for students who already have a good grasp of grammar and vocabulary in Spanish, French, Italian, or Latin. This course will cover the topics of the basic language sequence (PORT 1, 2, 3) in one semester to prepare you for advanced Portuguese courses, study abroad, or research. Our focus will be on acquiring linguistic fluency, but along the way we will also gain insight into aspects of Brazilian culture through our analysis of song lyrics, journalistic texts, and TV shows. This course counts for the 2nd foreign/world language and the 12th unit of foreign/world language. Register for this course if: you grew up speaking a Romance language or you have taken Spanish, French, Italian, or Latin 3 or higher.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3FR 3IT 3LATIN 3; or prior approval from the instructor


Instructor: Dayse Bedê
Course Description: This course is a requirement for the Portuguese minor. It is intended to strengthen the advanced student’s ability to speak, read, and write in modern Brazilian Portuguese. The class uses crônicas, short stories, and other forms of cultural expression to strengthen students’ use of grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and pronunciation in Brazilian Portuguese. Pre-requisites for this course are Portuguese 3, Portuguese 123, or permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite: PORT 003, PORT 123, or prior approval from the instructor