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Fall 2019

PORT 1 Beginning Portuguese (2 sections)
Prof. Dayse P. Bedê

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
Prof. Dayse P. Bedê

The third course in the basic Portuguese sequence is a continuation of Portuguese 2. This class is intended for students with no background in Portuguese or another Romance language.

 

PORT 123 Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers
MWF 12:20 - 1:10 PM
Prof. Dayse P. Bedê

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 Spanish or another Romance language or you have taken Spanish, French, Italian, or Latin 3 or higher, or the equivalent.

 

PORT 497 Imagining Brazilian Cities
MWF 1:25 – 2:15 PM
Prof. Krista Brune

This class will focus on artistic representations of the global metropolises of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the modernist capital of Brasília, and the northeastern city of Recife. Readings will highlight the diverse experiences of urban life with chronicles of turn-of-the-century city life, avant-garde depictions of modernizing metropolises, and contemporary short stories. To ground our discussions of Brazilian cities, we will analyze a range of literary and artistic works, including short stories, chronicles, poems, songs, films, photographs, and paintings. Critical readings from the field of urban studies, architecture, anthropology, history, and other interdisciplinary fields will allow us to further explore cities in Brazil. This class will be conducted in Portuguese. Prerequisite: PORT 405 or permission of the instructor.